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(Original AIr Date: 10/15/12) From the outside, Tayler’s life seemed picture perfect -- but no one could have imagined the disturbing secrets she was hiding behind her smile. From the ages of 6 to 17, Tayler says her dad, Russell, molested her, gave her drugs, and took her to Mexico on numerous occasions, where she was forced to do unspeakable things. How could these horrific events have occurred without anyone noticing? Tayler’s mom, Deanna, says she was unaware of the alleged abuse and just thought Tayler and her father had a special father-daughter bond. Were there warning signs she missed? Now 19 and addicted to heroin, Tayler says she feels alone, abandoned and confused -- but she also admits that she misses her father. Can Dr. Phil help get her on a path to both emotional and physical recovery? Then, hear from Tayler’s two younger sisters. What did they witness? Were they being groomed by their father? And, where is Russell today? If you’re a parent, tune in to learn how to protect your child from a predator. This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

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Replied By: katteke on Aug 21, 2014, 5:42AM
 
hey, I am katia,'m 27 and I'm from belgium. I have experienced about the same as taylor for years. My father abused me since my 8. he let me also abuses by others. that they would keep quiet about his drug use. he also gave me drugs. I said nothing like her until my 18 years in fear of losing my home. I lived with my father and didn't see my mam often. People also asked me if he did something wrong. I always Said no. When i came out with my story short after my 18th birthday. My father hanged himself. for me it was a salvation, but it also hurt me. Finally, he was my father. it's weird to hear for the outside world but as a daughter you miss your dad. even when he was bad. When the abuse starts so soon It deels normale and You see it like its fatherly love. You do not know better as a child. I can say i still mis him but i'm glad that he's dead. I know that my younger brother will never experience this, so i'm glad he's dead. Now at age 27 i can talk open About this abuse. now i work with abused youth. This gives me support and strength to handle my past. This makes me realize that I do not have to be ashamed off the past. I hope Taylor also find the strength to go on and find a way to handle her past. It isen't easy but she will get there with the right guidance. Just like i Will get there by talking About it.
 
Replied By: katteke on Aug 21, 2014, 5:41AM
hey, I am katia,'m 27 and I'm from belgium. I have experienced about the same as taylor for years. My father abused me since my 8. he let me also abuses by others. that they would keep quiet about his drug use. he also gave me drugs. I said nothing like her until my 18 years in fear of losing my home. I lived with my father and didn't see my mam often. People also asked me if he did something wrong. I always Said no. When i came out with my story short after my 18th birthday. My father hanged himself. for me it was a salvation, but it also hurt me. Finally, he was my father. it's weird to hear for the outside world but as a daughter you miss your dad. even when he was bad. When the abuse starts so soon It deels normale and You see it like its fatherly love. You do not know better as a child. I can say i still mis him but i'm glad that he's dead. I know that my younger brother will never experience this, so i'm glad he's dead. Now at age 27 i can talk open About this abuse. now i work with abused youth. This gives me support and strength to handle my past. This makes me realize that I do not have to be ashamed off the past. I hope Taylor also find the strength to go on and find a way to handle her past. It isen't easy but she will get there with the right guidance. Just like i Will get there by talking About it.
 
Replied By: lldoris on Apr 30, 2014, 3:45PM - In reply to oceanentity
Tayler is amazing. She is graduating and moving out of Hannah's House and getting on with her life. She is strong and has a wonderful family and support system, and now has the tools to help her deal with her past, thanks to Dr. Phil.
 
Replied By: oceanentity on Mar 21, 2014, 5:02PM
Hello. I was wondering how tayler is ? I am so moved by her story her bravery. are keen to know if her recovery at Hannah house is on track. And wish her well. I know through sharing their families experiences other children bad families will be spared this grief and help mothers see the warning signs early. 


good luck tayler in your life. As dr phil said you are worth it. 
 
Replied By: shelbyburns on Mar 6, 2014, 11:33AM
Is there any update on this?


I hope she is doing well in treatment!
 
Replied By: cantbeme55 on Nov 13, 2013, 9:18PM - In reply to oregonwomen
The other kids were there too. He took Tayler in the middle of the night leaving the others alone.
 
Replied By: abbythefunlady on Jun 5, 2013, 7:57AM
Dr. Phil you should have gotten the boyfriend into rehab too!
 
Replied By: jojoc1 on Jun 1, 2013, 10:33PM - In reply to auntmuncher
So, you are saying it took you 3 years to remove your children from an abuser and then only after CPS forced the issue?
 
Replied By: oregonwomen on May 31, 2013, 9:52PM - In reply to havetocomment
I felt, Why isn't there Red Flags every where the "Dad" has the other kids also & mom doesn't SCREAM what's going on that you are only take one child on the "Disney" trips!,
 
Replied By: oregonwomen on May 31, 2013, 9:48PM
Their are many of us that are out here recovering simaular horrors, mine started at 2 yrs by  both mom & dad. And everyone thought we where the funnist family in the neighborhood.....wow .... Really, what a night mare. You can do it, just don't ever, ever, ever, evere give up! Ask for help from Healthy people ~
 
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