Lauren spent six years of her childhood hidden away in her parents’ closet, and says she was only taken out to be beaten and abused.

Now 23, She says she has never received a personal apology from either of them for emotionally and physically abusing her. Lauren’s mother, Barbara, recently reached out from behind bars with a video message apologizing for abusing her daughter, but Lauren says she was angry the first time she saw it.

Tune in to Thursday’s Dr. Phil to hear the rest of Lauren’s story.

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