Kim and her stepsister, Jessica, both accuse Kim’s father, Bob, of sexually abusing them as children.
Bob, who served four years behind bars
for molesting Kim, admits to having sexual contact with her,
but adamantly denies ever being inappropriate with Jessica. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Betrayed by a loved one?
“Jessica, what you saw and how you saw it … just didn’t happen,” he tells her, noting that she can’t prove her allegations.
“What happened to me isn’t too far off from what happened to Kim,” says Jessica, who is seven years older than her stepsister, and first reported the alleged abuse at 14. “So I don’t really need proof.”
“That’s kind of convenient, ain’t it?”, responds Bob, adding “I can’t take any more of the hurt.”
Claiming he just wants to move on and stop living in the past, Bob says he’d like to re-establish contact with his daughter and stepdaughter, who have been out of his life for years.
“I’d be happy with a phone call once in a while,” he says.
“And I can tell you what that’s gonna take,” Dr. Phil tells him. Your definition of transgression, your definition of boundary, your definition of the role of the man in the family is so distorted that - until you get some contact with reality about that - you’re not ever going to be able to have a relationship with them.”
When Dr. Phil extends an offer to refer Bob for help, does Bob accept?
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