December 15, 2016
John and Allison’s marriage had ended before their daughter, Lauren, was brutally killed in 2011. The 6-year-old was stabbed to death by Allison’s (then) boyfriend, David.
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In the video above, John admits he struggles with alcoholism, which he says got considerably worse “and eventually spun out of control” as a result of the tragedy.
John says shortly after Lauren’s death; Allison started making it “extremely difficult” for him to see his surviving son and daughter. “She was under the assumption that my drinking was something that would impact the children.”
Allison says her son called her crying one day, claiming John was driving erratically and threatening to kill himself. She asserts, “As long as he continues the path he’s on with the drinking – he’s not fit to be a father.”
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