Calah Waskow made national news when the 15-year-old ran away with her friend’s 37-year-old father, Jason Johnson, whom she claims she had a sexual relationship with for six months. Six days after leaving her home in Georgia, and five days after authorities issued an Amber Alert, Calah was found safe in Tennessee, but many questions remained.

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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Thursday, Calah tells her story of being on the lam with Johnson and why she says she wanted to be found.

“It was hard and I had to panhandle; asking people for money for gas, and we slept in the car. And it just started getting too hard.”

Calah says Johnson had no job - and no money when they left Georgia.

The full interview airs on Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Click here to find out where to watch.

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