February 20, 2017
Hannah claims her grandmother, Leta’s, former husband, Ralph, molested her as a small child. She also claims Leta witnessed the abuse, and helped enable it, even after she and Ralph were no longer married.
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In part one of a two-part Dr. Phil starting Monday, Hannah pleads with her grandmother to acknowledge Ralph abused her. “I don’t even care if you’re sorry, I just want you to say that ‘yes I did see this, and it happened’ … and I can move on, knowing that you admitted that … and I have that validation. And I can heal and I can stop dragging a dead horse.”
“I would love to take responsibility, if I could pull it out of my mind,” says Leta who insists she didn’t witness any abuse. She continues, “I don’t know where it is at. But I tell you in all honesty I love you and I want to believe you – what everything you have said happened.”
“For you to say ‘no I’m going to tell you that I didn’t know this was going on’ means that you are in collusion with the person that she is alleging did this to her,” says Dr. Phil to Leta. “That you as an adult in her life – as a protector in her life, are just as guilty as the person that’s putting his hands on her inappropriately.”
Hannah’s mom, Angie, also claims she was sexually abused and later stalked by her stepfather. She claims Leta was present for much of that as well, but Leta also denies witnessing any abuse of her daughter.
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