November 21, 2017
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.