April 4, 2017
Janyce and her daughter Hope haven’t seen each other in six months. Janyce says Hope, who was born a male named Chance, came out as gay at 16 and started acting out. She says the teen started skipping school, drinking alcohol and smoking pot. Janyce says after graduation, her child started using drugs and was “spiraling out of control.” She says shortly after, Hope moved to Hollywood and shared with Janyce that she was transgender. At that point, Janyce says their relationship was nonexistent and has been rocky ever since, with most communication happening via social media.
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In the video above from Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Janyce and Hope see each other for the first time in six months.
“The only thing I have to say to you right now is how are you princess Janyce?” Hope says to her mother.
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Watch more of their exchange in the video above. Hear why Hope calls her mother “emotionally abusive” and why Janyce says she refuses to let Hope live with her. And on Tuesday’s episode, hear more about Hope’s lifestyle and why Janyce says she’s scared for her daughter’s life. Check here to see where you can watch.
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