Why Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Dad Says He Feels Guilty

Rod Blanchard says he separated from his ex-wife, Dee Dee, shortly before their daughter, Gypsy, was born.

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Rod says that while they didn’t completely lose touch, as Dee Dee moved their daughter further and further away from home in Louisiana, his visits with her became scarcer and scarcer. At the same time, he says, Dee Dee would report to him that Gypsy was getting sicker, telling him she had Muscular Dystrophy, cancer, and more.

He claims he didn’t know his ex-wife had faked their daughter’s health issues until after Dee Dee was murdered in 2015.

“I feel guilt,” he says. “If I was there for Gypsy more, she wouldn’t hesitate to call me and say ‘Daddy, this ain’t right.’”

Gypsy is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Missouri correctional facility after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for her role in Dee Dee’s murder in June 2015.

“Just because you made a bad choice doesn’t mean that your life should be over. You’re gonna pay your debt in here, but then you should spend the rest of your life making up for it,” Dr. Phil tells her in the conclusion of a two-part daytime exclusive airing Wednesday.

She says she hopes to one day become a victims’ rights advocate. How does Dr. Phil say he’ll help her on her journey?

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard On Being Abused By Her Mom: ‘I Just Don’t Understand How Somebody Could Do This To Their Child’

‘She Didn’t Deserve What Happened,’ Admits Gypsy Rose Blanchard Who Pled Guilty For Her Role In Her Mother’s Murder

“I wish I wouldn’t have done any of that,” says Gypsy Rose Blanchard of her role in her mother, Dee Dee’s June 2015 murder. “It’s hard to see pictures, of that house, and the memory. And pictures of her, and the wheelchair.”

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Dee Dee Blanchard, who experts determined suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, kept her daughter confined to a wheelchair, convincing everyone that Gypsy was intellectually delayed, physically disabled and chronically ill for most of her life. She also persuaded medical professionals to prescribe medications Gypsy didn’t need, test her for diseases she didn’t have, and perform numerous unnecessary surgeries. Family members say the abuse started when Gypsy was still an infant.

“Well, was it justice?,” Asks Dr. Phil in an interview with Gypsy from inside the Missouri prison where she now resides.

“No. She didn’t deserve what happened,” responds the 26-year-old who is serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree murder. “If anything, she just deserved to be where I am.”

“She was trained to lie and steal and cheat and all of that her whole life,” says Gypsy’s father, Rod Blanchard, who claims Dee Dee kept him from his daughter for years. “Now it’s teaching her to do the right things and believe in that way of being right and true and trustworthy.”

Gypsy claims living with Dee Dee taught her how to be a good liar, without any conscience. “I’m changing that. I’m trying to be a good person now,” she says. “I don’t want to be like my mother.”

Gypsy is eligible for parole in 2021. What does she say she wants to do with the rest of her life? Tune iin Wednesday for the conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil daytime exclusive.

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Why Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Dad Says He Feels Guilty

‘It Was A Mix Of Emotions,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Regarding Her Mother’s Murder

Gypsy Rose Blanchard claims that she and her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, carried out a plan to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, in June 2015. She says they left Dee Dee’s body in her Springfield Missouri home, and took a cab to a nearby hotel.

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The pair, who traveled together to Wisconsin in the days after the murder, were arrested and charged with Dee Dee Blanchard’s death. Gypsy later pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder and is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Missouri prison. Nicholas Godejohn, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set for December 2017.

Gypsy, as investigators would later determine, had been the object of systematic abuse at the hands of Dee Dee for most of her 24 years. Dee Dee, say experts, suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy; a disorder in which the afflicted individual (usually a parent or caretaker) seeks attention for themselves by repeatedly fabricating or creating illness or injury to someone in their care (usually a child). Gypsy, it’s reported, had been subjected to scores of unneeded medications, and upward of 30 unnecessary surgeries from the time she was an infant.

In the conclusion of a two-part daytime exclusive airing Wednesday, Dr. Phil asks Gypsy about her emotional state following Dee Dee’s murder. “As soon as this is over, are you immediately wishing it hadn’t happened or are you happy it happened?”

“It was a mix of emotions,” she responds. “To be honest, I felt numb. It’s like it wasn’t real.”

How does Gypsy respond when Dr. Phil shows her a home video of herself and Nicholas Godejohn that the couple reportedly recorded fewer than 24 hours after Dee Dee Blanchard’s murder?

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‘She Didn’t Deserve What Happened,’ Admits Gypsy Rose Blanchard Who Pled Guilty For Her Role In Her Mother’s Murder

‘I Heard Her Scream For Me,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Telling Her Story Of The Night Her Mother Was Murdered

Gypsy Rose Blanchard claims her boyfriend of three years, Nicholas Godejohn, helped her to plan and carry out her mother, Dee Dee’s, murder in June 2015.

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Following an argument with Dee Dee over whether Gypsy could have a feeding tube removed that she didn’t need, she claims she asked Godejohn to kill her mother because she couldn’t do it herself. Godejohn, she says, took a bus to Missouri from his home in Wisconsin the next day and checked into a local hotel to wait for her instructions.

“I texted him when my mother went to sleep. I let him in the door. There were gloves waiting for him, plastic gloves, by the door,” she tells Dr. Phil. “I handed him the knife and he said, ‘Get your ass in the bathroom now.’ And I went in the bathroom, and closed the door behind me.”

Shortly after that, claims Gypsy, “I heard my mother scream for me.” How does she say she reacted?

Gypsy Rose Blanchard pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder and is currently serving a 10-year sentence. Her alleged accomplice, Nicholas Godejohn, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set for December 2017.

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‘It Was A Mix Of Emotions,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Regarding Her Mother’s Murder

What Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says She And Her Mother Argued About Days Before Her Murder

Gypsy Rose Blanchard says she and her mother had an argument just days before she claims she and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn carried out Dee Dee’s murder.

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At the time, Gypsy says she’d been a victim of her mother’s compulsion to seek out unnecessary medical attention for fabricated illnesses and disabilities for over two decades, and had had more than 30 unnecessary operations.

She claims on that particular day, she’d asked Dee Dee if she could have her feeding tube removed. “I had an upcoming surgery, and I didn’t want to have it, so I asked her, ‘Please tell the doctor I don’t need this surgery,’” says the 26-year-old.

She says Dee Dee refused her request. And that’s when, Gypsy claims, she turned to her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn. Gypsy alleges that Nicholas, who claims he has multiple personalities, told her to ask his alter-ego, Victor, for help.

“I talked to Nick, he had me talk to Victor who initially was the one that was gonna do the murder, and he was like, ‘Ask Victor, please,’ and I said, ‘Victor would you please come kill my mother for me because I can’t do it myself.’”

Two days later, Dee Dee Blanchard was stabbed to death in her bed. Gypsy Rose Blanchard is currently serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree murder. Nicholas Godejohn, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set for December 2017.

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‘I Heard Her Scream For Me,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Telling Her Story Of The Night Her Mother Was Murdered

Gypsy Rose Blanchard On Being Abused By Her Mom: ‘I Just Don’t Understand How Somebody Could Do This To Their Child’

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is currently serving 10 years in a Missouri prison for her role in the June 2015 stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Gypsy says she had been isolated and abused by Dee Dee for nearly a quarter century before the murder.

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Dee Dee, who experts determined suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, kept her daughter confined to a wheelchair, convincing everyone that Gypsy was intellectually delayed, physically disabled and chronically ill. She also persuaded medical professionals to prescribe medications Gypsy didn’t need, test her for diseases she didn’t have, and perform numerous unnecessary surgeries. “I just don’t understand how somebody could do this to their child,” says the 26-year-old.

At 19, Gypsy says she discovered critical information about herself that forced her to question everything her mother had ever told her. She says she created a secret social media account to communicate with others. Eventually, says Gypsy, she met Nicholas Godejohn, through an online dating site and began what would become a three-year relationship.

In part one of a two-part daytime exclusive, Gypsy tells Dr. Phil that she and Nicholas met in person for the first time in a local movie theatre in Springfield, Missouri; the town where she and her mother lived. She claims it was then she first began to contemplate killing her mother.

Does Gypsy say she has remorse for her role in the murder? Watch the video above for a recap of Tuesday’s episode, then tune in for the conclusion airing Wednesday.

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What Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says She And Her Mother Argued About Days Before Her Murder

‘I Was Getting Desperate,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Of Plan To Murder Her Mother

Gypsy Rose Blanchard was abused by her mother, Dee Dee, for most of her life. Dee Dee, who experts determined suffered Munchausen syndrome by proxy, kept her daughter confined to a wheelchair, convincing everyone that she was intellectually delayed, physically disabled and chronically ill. She also persuaded medical professionals to prescribe medications Gypsy didn’t need, test her for diseases she didn’t have, and perform numerous unnecessary surgeries.

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At 19, Gypsy says she discovered critical information about herself that forced her to question everything her mother had ever told her. She says she created a secret social media account to communicate with others, and eventually found a boyfriend through an online dating service.

After communicating online for about a year, Gypsy says she and Nicholas Godejohn, who lived several states away from Gypsy’s home in Missouri, devised a plan to meet in person that she says she believed wouldn’t raise her mother’s suspicions.

After meeting in a local movie theatre where she claims the pair had sex in a restroom, Gypsy claims, a plan to murder Dee Dee began to take shape.

“I was getting desperate and we bounced around that idea,” she tells Dr. Phil in part one of a two-part daytime exclusive Airing Tuesday.

“But did you ask him quote: ‘Will you kill my mother for me?’” asks Dr. Phil.

“I probably did, yes sir,” she responds. What does she claim happened in the days leading up to her mother’s death?

Tune in to part two of this two-part episode Wednesday to hear Gypsy’s account of the night Dee Dee Blanchard’s life was ended.

Nicholas Godejohn has pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder in Dee Dee Blanchard’s death. His trial is set for December 2017.

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She was sentenced to 10 years and is currently incarcerated at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Was Born ‘Perfectly Healthy,’ Says Father Of Munchausen By Proxy Target

Gypsy Rose Blanchard On Abusive Mother: ‘The Only Person I Needed Protection From Is Her’

Following the 2015 murder of Dee Dee Blanchard investigators determined Dee Dee Blanchard had suffered from a mental disorder frequently referred to as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. She’d spent more than two decades systematically abusing her daughter by convincing others, including doctors that Gypsy suffered a host of debilitating illnesses.

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“Dee Dee had some books in the house — Leukemia For Dummies and different books like that, so she did her research,” says Rod Blanchard of his ex-wife. “She knew the terminology and she knew how to make Gypsy appear to have certain symptoms by giving her certain medications. She was pretty slick.”

Dr. Phil asks Gypsy, “What does that cause you to feel when you realize how viciously exploitative this woman was with you?”

“It just hurts ‘cause every time she told me that she loved me, that she was trying to protect me, and now I know the only person I needed protection from is her,” she responds.

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with her mother’s death. She was sentenced to 10 years and is currently incarcerated at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri.

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‘I Was Getting Desperate,’ Says Gypsy Rose Blanchard Of Plan To Murder Her Mother

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says She Was 19 When She Found Evidence Of Her Mother’s Lies

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is serving a 10-year term in prison for second-degree murder for her role in the 2015 stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee.

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Following Dee Dee’s death, investigators aided by experts determined that Dee Dee suffered from a mental disorder commonly referred to as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. She had systematically abused Gypsy for nearly a quarter century by fabricating multiple chronic illnesses and disabilities and forcing her daughter to take needless medications and undergo numerous unnecessary surgeries.

Gypsies father, Rod, who had separated from Dee Dee before Gypsy was born, says she kept him from his daughter for years.

“They started moving further and further away. The visits became scarcer. I’d call and say, ‘Where’s Gypsy? Let me talk to her.’ She’d say, ‘Well she’s taking a nap, call back in an hour I’ll have her ready for you.’ So I’d call back, and she’d be ready there with all the right answers,” says Rod. “It’s scary to think what she told Gypsy the consequences she’d have if she said anything.”

Gypsy says Dee Dee would tell her awful things about her father. “I was living with my mother, and my father lived in Louisiana and my mother would tell me, ‘He abandoned us, he doesn’t want anything to do with you. He’s happy with his new family now. He doesn’t love you.’ So I thought, why bother going to him when he won’t care?”

Gypsy says she was 19 when she first found evidence that made her question everything her mother had ever told her. When she ran away from home, she claims Dee Dee quickly found her and brought her back, chaining her to the bed for weeks. What other punishment does she say her mother threatened her with?

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard On Abusive Mother: ‘The Only Person I Needed Protection From Is Her’

Dr. Phil Explains Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

Dee Dee Blanchard told everyone her daughter, Gypsy Rose, was disabled and chronically ill, all of her life. She persuaded medical professionals her daughter was sick as well; convincing them to prescribe medicine Gypsy didn’t need, test her for ailments she didn’t have, and perform numerous unnecessary surgeries.

By age 24, Gypsy says she’d had enough of the torture she’d endured since she could remember, saying, “I just wanted that life to stop.”

One doctor did write his suspicions about Dee Dee in Gypsy’s medical file, but she says “Nothing ever came of it.”

Today, Gypsy Rose Blanchard is serving a 10-year prison term for her role in the stabbing death of Dee Dee Blanchard in June 2015.

Aided by experts, investigators soon determined that Dee Dee’s systematic abuse of Gypsy y was due to her own illness; a mental disorder commonly known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MbP). MbP is a form of abuse in which one person (usually a parent or caregiver), falsifies or creates illness, injury or disability in another (usually a child).

They do it, “to get sympathy and special attention for themselves,” says Dr. Phil.

Watch the video above as Dr. Phil explains Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Then tune in Tuesday for part one of a special two-part daytime exclusive as he interviews Gypsy Rose Blanchard from inside Missouri’s Chillicothe Correctional Center.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says She Was 19 When She Found Evidence Of Her Mother’s Lies

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Explains Why Her Mother Kept Her In A Wheelchair For Years

Dee Dee Blanchard is alleged to have suffered from Munchhausen syndrome by proxy, also known as Factitious disorder imposed on another. At the time of her death in June 2015, Dee Dee had kept her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, isolated for most of the young woman’s life, having convinced her and others that she was the victim of a number of debilitating diseases.

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In part one of a two-part daytime exclusive airing Tuesday, Dr. Phil sits down with Gypsy inside Missouri’s Chillicothe Correctional Center, where she is serving a 10-year sentence for her role in Dee Dee’s murder.

Gyspsy says her mother confined her to a wheelchair at the age of 7, telling others she had Muscular Dystrophy. She says she wasn’t permitted to speak during medical appointments.

“They didn’t ask you anything about your medical history, or if you were experiencing the symptoms she was reporting to him or her,” asks Dr. Phil.

“No the doctors never asked that because my mother told the doctors I was mentally incompetent,” responds Gypsy. “Therefore, they thought ‘she won’t know what she’s talking about. She has the mind of a child.’”

What does Gypsy claim her mother did whenever a doctor failed to tell her what she wanted to hear?

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Dr. Phil Explains Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Claims Mom Convinced Everyone She Was Ill and Disabled Since Childhood

Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to 10-years in prison for her role in the stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard in June 2015.

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Gypsy had reportedly been battling several chronic diseases since childhood and says she’d been confined to a wheelchair for paralysis since the age of 7.

“I did get into a motorcycle accident with my grandfather,” claims Gypsy who says she skinned her knee in the incident. “She (Dee Dee) took me to the hospital and then told me that the doctor gave her a wheelchair and I had to be in a wheelchair now.”

Gypsy says Dee Dee had her using a walker even before the accident, claiming, “She said that I had Muscular Dystrophy.”

Gypsy’s father, Rod Blanchard, says he questioned his ex-wife about their daughter’s supposed medical condition, “And the answer I got from Dee Dee; she had a disease, and it would progressively get worse and that she will be bound to the wheelchair all her life.”

But Gypsy says she was always able to walk but claims Dee Dee had convinced everyone she’d been sick and disabled most of her life. She claims her mother convinced doctors to give her a feeding tube, prescribe medicine she didn’t need and perform dozens of unnecessary procedures.

In the months following the murder, an investigation led authorities to determine Dee Dee Blanchard had suffered from a mental disorder frequently referred to as Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MbP). Known medically as Factitious disorder imposed on another, MbP is a condition in which a caregiver makes up or causes illness or injury in a vulnerable person for attention or gain.

Rod, who lives in Louisiana, says he rarely saw his daughter after Dee Dee moved them to Missouri in 2005 as evacuees from hurricane Katrina, and claims didn’t know Dee Dee was lying about Gypsy’s health.

How does he claim his ex-wife profited from Gypsy’s phony disabilities?

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Explains Why Her Mother Kept Her In A Wheelchair For Years

Why Gypsy Blanchard Says She Has ‘Complicated Feelings’ About Her Mother’s Murder

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree murder in the 2015 stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee. Gypsy’s alleged accomplice, Nicholas Godejohn, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. His trial is set for December 2017.

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Following her arrest, investigators uncovered yearslong systematic abuse of Gypsy by her mother. Dee Dee Blanchard had spent nearly two decades isolating her daughter, confining her to a wheelchair, and subjecting her to numerous unnecessary medical procedures. Dee Dee had also claimed that Gypsy was developmentally challenged, and told others her daughter was several years younger than her actual age.

Aided by experts, authorities determined Dee Dee suffered from a mental disease commonly known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MbP) a form of abuse in which one person (usually a parent or caregiver), falsifies or creates illness, injury or disability in another (usually a child).

In part one of a two-part daytime exclusive, Dr. Phil interviews Gypsy from inside Missouri’s Chillicothe Correctional Center.

“Should you be in this prison?” He asks.

“To be honest, I have complicated feelings about that,” Gypsy responds. “I believe firmly that no matter what, murder is not OK, but at the same time I don’t believe I deserve as many years as I got.”

Continuing, she says, “I understand why it happened and I don’t believe that I’m in the right place to get the help that I need.”

Does Gypsy say she regrets the role she played in her mother’s death?

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard Claims Mom Convinced Everyone She Was Ill and Disabled Since Childhood

‘She Just Had Enough And Snapped,’ Says Dad Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

When Sheriff’s Deputies in Springfield, Missouri found 48-year-old Dee Dee Blanchard stabbed to death on the night of June 14, 2015, they discovered her special needs daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, was missing, and her wheelchair was left behind.

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Gypsy had reportedly been battling multiple, chronic diseases like leukemia, muscular dystrophy, paralysis, asthma, and epilepsy for most of her life.

Initially, police investigated Gypsy’s disappearance as a possible abduction. Gypsy was found the next day in Wisconsin, in the company of her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn. The pair were arrested in connection with Dee Dee’s murder.

Following their arrest, investigators discovered Dee Dee had suffered from Factitious disorder imposed on another also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MbP). MbP is a mental disorder in which a caregiver systematically falsifies or creates illness, injury or disability in another. Dee Dee had been faking Gypsy’s ailments all along.

“She just had enough and snapped,” claims Gypsy’s father, Rod Blanchard.

Nicholas Godejohn has pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder in Dee Dee Blanchard’s death. His trial is set for December 2017.

Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She was sentenced to 10 years and is currently incarcerated at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in Missouri. Why does she say she has “complicated feelings” about her punishment?

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Why Gypsy Blanchard Says She Has ‘Complicated Feelings’ About Her Mother’s Murder

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Was Born ‘Perfectly Healthy,’ Says Father Of Munchausen By Proxy Target

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, 26, is serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree murder for her role in the June 2015 stabbing death of her mother, 48-year-old Dee Dee Blanchard. According to Gypsy’s father, Rod, the events that culminated in his ex-wife’s murder began when Gypsy was still an infant.

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“Gypsy was born perfectly healthy. Everything seemed fine. About three months old. Dee Dee told me she started having seizures and sleep apnea,” says Rod, who had separated from Dee Dee before their daughter was born.

“Dee Dee told me that Gypsy had problems with her salivary glands. One of her seizures made her paralyzed from midthigh, down. There was so much when people would ask me oh what Gypsy has wrong with her. I’m like, the list is shorter of what she doesn’t have,” adds Gypsy’s stepmother, Kristy Blanchard.

Following her death, investigators, aided by experts uncovered a remarkable case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy in Dee Dee Blanchard. She had reportedly fabricated multiple chronic illnesses and disabilities and forced her daughter to take needless medications and undergo numerous unnecessary surgeries all her life.

Watch the video above to learn how Dee Dee’s reported systematic abuse of her daughter went unchecked for nearly a quarter-century. Then tune in Tuesday for part one of a two-part daytime exclusive as Dr. Phil sits down with Gypsy Rose Blanchard from inside the Missouri prison where she now resides.

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‘She Just Had Enough And Snapped,’ Says Dad Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard

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Hope For 12-Year-Old Whose Father Believes Is Possessed By Demons

John says he believes that his 12-year-old son, Jack, is possessed by evil forces. He says the boy is “extremely violent” and that “demons” are controlling him. He says he is so concerned about his son hurting him or his family, he has arranged for Jack to have an exorcism. However, John’s ex-wife, Jen, vehemently opposes that decision.

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“She needs to wake up and realize there’s dark forces,” John says.

Jen says she believes Jack suffers from a mental illness, and there’s absolutely no way she will allow him to have an exorcism. She says John’s harsh means of discipline may also be contributing to Jack’s behavior.

“John doesn’t understand what’s going on in Jack’s head. He needs to understand more, instead of just thinking that he can beat him into behaving,” Jen says.

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After speaking with the exes, Dr. Phil offers his insight. “The chance of this young man being demon possessed is something less than zero. The chance being explained by mental illness is about 100 percent,” he says. He offers to arrange for Jack to have a brain scan to determine what parts of his brain are under- and over-reactive.

“Let’s try to unring some of the bells that have been rung, and get this headed in the right way,” Dr. Phil says.

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Has Father’s Discipline Of 12-Year-Old Son Gone Too Far?

How Significant Events Might Have Affected 12-Year-Old’s Behavior

Jen and John say their 12-year-old son, Jack’s, behavior is out of control. The exes say Jack, who has been diagnosed with multiple mental disorders, is violent and has threatened to harm his family.

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Dr. Phil reviews a list of significant events in Jack’s life and how his behavior changed after each one – primarily getting worse and worse over time. He also explains why Jack may have started blaming himself for the circumstances and how that also contributes to his conduct.

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‘You’re Bullying That Boy,’ Dr. Phil Tells A Father

Has Father’s Discipline Of 12-Year-Old Son Gone Too Far?

John admits that he has spanked his 12-year-old son, Jack, when he feels his behavior is out of control. He says the boy can be “extremely violent” and that he is possessed by evil forces. He says he’s so concerned about his son’s behavior, he has arranged for him to have an exorcism.

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil points out to John that Jack’s behavior is more likely caused by other contributing factors, such as mental illness and environmental factors, like the way John disciplines his son.

Dr. Phil plays a home video of John picking up his son upside down, placing him on a truck and spanking him numerous times, before the boy slips toward the ground.

“What you’re doing right there is absolute, unqualified child abuse,” Dr. Phil tells John. “That is not OK. And let me tell you how I know that’s not demon possession, because if that boy was demon possessed, he would whoop your ass.”

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Dr. Phil adds that Jack has a dysregulated emotion disorder and can’t regulate his emotions. “This isn’t just a spoiled brat kid. There are neurological deficits here that have to be addressed — and can be. That’s the good news,” he says.

On Monday’s episode, see what Dr. Phil thinks needs to happen to help Jack. Check here to see where you can watch.

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‘You’re Bullying That Boy,’ Dr. Phil Tells A Father

‘You’re Bullying That Boy,’ Dr. Phil Tells A Father

John says he’s convinced his son, Jack, is possessed by demons or the devil. He says the 12-year-old is extremely violent and has displayed unusual behavior that he attributes to an evil force inside his son. He says he’s so concerned his son may harm his family, he wants to have an exorcism performed on the boy.

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Dr. Phil points out to John that there most likely are alternative explanations for his son’s behavior, including mental health conditions and environmental factors, such as his home life. He plays video of John interacting with Jack, where he is seen looming over the child and screaming.

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“I can’t begin to tell you how counterproductive this is to a child that is experiencing the inability to regulate his emotions. And what I’m saying to you is this is intimidating and violent behavior,” Dr. Phil warns John. “You’re bullying that boy.”

Watch some of the home camera footage in the video above, and hear Dr. Phil’s message for John. And on Monday’s episode, see what Dr. Phil thinks needs to happen to help Jack. Check here to see where you can watch.

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