April 10, 2017
“My mother moved a sex offender into our home and when I told her I was uncomfortable, she pretty much told me to get over it. She told me she was the adult, and I had no say,” says 16-year-old Morgan. “It bothers me that she’s not taking my feelings into consideration.”
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Morgan says her mom, Arlene’s, boyfriend Mark is a twice-convicted sex offender -- one charge was for inappropriately touching a 3-year-old boy and the second charge was for statutory rape – information she says she learned from court documents.
“My mother told me what I read from the courthouse was not true,” Morgan claims. “I don’t believe the court’s lying."
Arlene says Mark is absolutely not guilty of what he was convicted of, and she would never put her daughter in harm’s way.
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Morgan says a week after Mark moved into their home, she reported it to a school counselor who then called the Department of Child and Family Services.
“DCFS gave my mother two choices: for Mark to leave or for me to leave,” Morgan claims. “My mom made the choice to have Mark stay and for me to leave.”
Morgan moved in with her mom’s best friend, Anne, and Arlene signed over short-term guardianship. Desperate for help, Morgan wrote to Dr. Phil. “I still can’t believe that my mom chose Mark, a pedophile, to stay with her and told me to leave,” Morgan says. “I feel like my mother has given up on me. This is not the first time that my mother chose a man over me, but this has been the most drastic.”
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On Monday’s episode, hear from Arlene and why she says Mark was falsely accused. And, what does Dr. Phil say he believes is the only way Arlene can repair her relationship with her daughter? Check here to see where you can watch.
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