March 3, 2017
Donna and Len say they are estranged from their son, Brandon. They say he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a rock drummer – against their wishes -- and that he blames them for his lack of success.
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In the video above, Donna reads what she calls “horrific” emails that Brandon sends her.
“His emails are meant to hurt us. I don’t even know where he comes up with that stuff. And he doesn’t think there’s anything wrong,” she says.
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Len adds, “The emails are scathing, vicious, hateful emails. It’s just not the son that I know. It’s very disturbing.”
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Donna says she turned to Dr. Phil for help after receiving one extremely upsetting email. “When I got his email this last week, ‘could he come home and just kill himself in our basement,’ I just sat there and cried, and I was desperate and I was hopeless,” she says.
On Friday’s episode, hear why Brandon says he blames his parents for his lack of success. And, is the 29-year-old, who is on the run from the law after violating probation related to a possession arrest, ready to turn himself in and face the consequences of his warrant? Check here to see where you can watch.
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