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          PLAYING Why A Mother Claims Her Ex Contributed To Their Daughter’s Eating Disorder

          Why A Mother Claims Her Ex Contributed To Their Daughter’s Eating Disorder


          January 23, 2019

          Maddie says she has anxiety and depression, but adamantly denies her family’s claim that she is anorexic. She says she has “mental goals” of what she wants to look like and will do anything in her power to get below 100 lbs.

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          “Maddie has always believed that she was fat, and Maddie’s father should take a lot of ownership for what she’s going through right now,” says the 18-year-old’s mother, Melissa. She claims her ex-husband, Dan, made comments about their daughter’s weight since she was a baby.

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          “That’s 100% a lie,” says Dan. “I’ve never done that with her.” He says that if he did say anything to Maddie about her body, “I didn’t mean it as mean-spirited.”

          Dan says he “absolutely” agrees his daughter has an eating disorder. “I’ll help her with anything if she gives me the chance,” he says in the video above.

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