October 10, 2016
Robin claims that her ex-husband Daniel lured their two daughters from her home in the middle of the night and kidnapped them. She says she believes Daniel, with whom she has been in a custody battle for years, has been “brainwashing” the girls to hate her, claims Daniel denies.
“Our custody battle is completely out of control,” says Robin, who says she has full legal and physical custody of her 12- and 14-year-old daughters. “A few months ago when my girls were staying with their dad, my daughter Zoey called me and said she didn’t want to exist. I could hear Daniel yelling at her, using profanities. When I arrived at Daniel’s house, he refused to let me take the kids home. I was furious.”
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Robin says she got a court order to return the girls to her home but 24 hours later, she claims Daniel “kidnapped” them. She claims Daniel sent a message to their oldest daughter on social media encouraging her to run away and bring her sister. She says after that, her daughters left in the middle of the night.
Daniel says he did not kidnap his daughters; he says they hate their mother and wanted to run away.
“The kids have decided there’s something wrong with mom and they don’t want anything to do with her anymore. They actively run away and hide from her, and they’re with me,” claims Daniel, who estimates that he and Robin have been to court 30 times regarding custody. “Robin is an unfit mother. Robin neglects the children. When they’re at their mom’s, I’ve had safety concerns, cuts on their legs from swords. There have been gun fears, suicidal boyfriends – it just goes on and on.”
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Daniel says that after the court order was issued, he realized his daughters were going to run away again, so he suggested they call him if they did and he would help them.
“Despite the court order and if it is breaking the law, my kids’ safety is more important to me,” he says.
Robin, who says she hasn’t seen her daughters in over a month, says she fears for their safety. “A mother’s worst nightmare has come true, and I just don’t know what to do,” she says. “My daughters mean everything to me. That’s all that I wanted was my kids.”
On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Robin and Daniel come face to face for the first time in six months. And on Tuesday, hear from their daughters, Dani and Zoey. What do they have to say? And, can Robin and Daniel come together and find a healthy way to co-parent? Check here to see where you can watch.