DP Family, Katherine in Court: bruises

Mysterious Bruises
When Erin asks Katherine where her bruises came from, the teen says she fell out of a car. "I don't believe that," Erin tells her daughter. "They're, like, ridiculously huge and very bad."

"Then don't believe me," Katherine says.

[AD]Dr. Phil hears the details from Erin and doesn't understand how Katherine could fall out of a car. "Is this guy abusing her?" he asks Erin.

"I don't know. I've never met him. She won't bring him to the house," she says. "She refuses to let me meet him."

"What do you think is going on?" Dr. Phil asks.

"I think that he is abusive," she replies.


When Dr. Phil meets with Katherine, he asks her, "You came home the other day, and you had bruises all over you. You still have some bruises. How did you get them?" He implores her to tell the truth.

"I got into a fight with one of my friends, and he pushed me down," she says. "I got really mad, and I just pushed him down. He grabbed me by the back of my leg and threw me out the door."

[AD]"It wasn't your boyfriend who did this?" Dr. Phil asks.

"Oh, no. He would never, ever lay a hand on me," Katherine says.

"Are you seeing a pattern here?" Dr. Phil asks, listing recent events in Katherine's life. "Are you showing some bad judgment in your affiliations here?"

"Yeah," she replies.When Dr. Phil meets with Katherine, he asks her, "You came home the other day, and you had bruises all over you. You still have some bruises. How did you get them?" He implores her to tell the truth.

"I got into a fight with one of my friends, and he pushed me down," she says. "I got really mad, and I just pushed him down. He grabbed me by the back of my leg and threw me out the door."

[AD]"It wasn't your boyfriend who did this?" Dr. Phil asks.

"Oh, no. He would never, ever lay a hand on me," Katherine says.

"Are you seeing a pattern here?" Dr. Phil asks, listing recent events in Katherine's life. "Are you showing some bad judgment in your affiliations here?"

"Yeah," she replies.