"My daughter's life has been ruined by real-life gossip girls," says Kim. "A nude photo of Kailey, my 13-year-old daughter, was taken and circulated to the entire football team. Two girls on the cheerleading squad took a picture without her even knowing."
Kailey, who's the head cheerleader, was invited to a sleepover with some of her cheer teammates, and she says the next morning while she was in the shower, her two friends snuck into the bathroom. One girl distracted her from the front, and the other girl took a picture of her backside with a cell phone camera. "They ran out of the bathroom and forwarded the picture to one of the boys on the football team," Kim reveals.
"I really thought they were my good friends, and they just turned around and stabbed me in the back," says Kailey, who didn't know the picture had been taken. "I couldn't believe that one of my friends would actually do that to me."
When Kailey went to school after the incident, she saw a bunch of people looking at something and laughing. "One of my guy friends told me that it's been floating around school; a naked picture of me. It just really shocked me," she shares. "The first boy on the football team passed it to another boy in choir, and then everybody had it."
The next day, the two girls were suspended and kicked off the cheer squad. "The parents were outraged, and got an attorney, and threatened the school, and the girls are now back on the squad," Kim says. "
Kailey was disappointed in the punishment. "Something should have been done to them because they humiliated me," she says.
"I don't have as many friends as I used to. People are t
"Kailey's life has basically been turned upside down," Kim laments. "My daughter's being treated more like an outcast than the victim. What they thought might have been a joke was definitely not a joke. It stripped my daughter of her youth and innocence."
Ruby says, "We didn't mean to, like, do it on purpose. We were just doing it because we thought it was funny."
Her father agrees. "As far as I'm concerned, nothing provocative or anything serious was shown," he explains. "Let it go because you know, the healing process starts when you start to forgive and forget."
Ruby has a message for Kailey. "I just want to tell her that I'm sorry. I know we can't be friends again, but we don't have to be enemies," she says.
"Since all of this happened, it's just been really hard going to school with everybody, because we live in a small town, and so everybody knows about it," she says.
"What does the picture show?" Dr. Phil asks.
"You can see her left breast and the top of her backside," Kim says, explaining that she hasn't seen the photo, but Kailey saw it on someone's phone and told her about it.
"There's no proven picture that's basically been seen and described the way they're describing it," he says.
"No, not at all," he says.
"That's part of the gossip that's gone around," Dr. Phil points out. He asks Kailey if she posed for the picture.
The girls were suspended from school for three days. "In the cheer constitution it states that if you're suspended for any reason from school, that you are dismissed from the cheerleading team, which they were," Kim explains.
Dr. Phil adds that the girls were reinstated and the suspension was expunged from their record.