Within the new Lifetime docuseries, ‘The Jail Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard,’ the now 32-year-old detailed how the 2015 homicide was not the primary time she tried to flee her mom.
In 2011, when she was 19 years outdated, she ran away from dwelling in the course of the evening, nonetheless, she didn’t get away for lengthy as her Dee Dee finally discovered her — and her punishment for escaping was horrendous.
Dee Dee Blanchard Chained Gypsy Rose To Mattress For Two Weeks
“When she acquired me inside the home, she chained me to the mattress, she smashed my pc and my cellular phone and I used to be chained for 2 weeks,” Gypsy mentioned in episode three of the brand new docuseries.
As you might know, investigators say Gypsy Rose was a sufferer of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological dysfunction Dee Dee is believed to have had. Munchausen syndrome by proxy is when a caretaker makes people believe their child is ill to receive attention.
Through the years, Dee Dee claimed Gypsy was not solely paralyzed from the waist down, leading to her needing a wheelchair, however she additionally claimed Gypsy had a number of medical problems akin to bronchial asthma, epilepsy, imaginative and prescient impairment, and listening to impairment, amongst many others.
She additionally convinced doctors to perform surgeries on Gypsy, all of which she didn’t want.
“I used to be at her mercy for the whole lot,” Gypsy continued to clarify of her mom’s abuse within the new docuseries. “So, to go to the lavatory, for meals. As punishment, she wouldn’t feed me day-after-day and he or she would eat no matter she wished.”
This isn’t the primary time Gypsy Rose detailed the abuse she endured from her mom.
In an interview proven in the course of the 2017 HBO documentary ‘Mommy Lifeless and Dearest,’ Gypsy Rose mentioned her mom advised her she had “bronchial asthma, epilepsy, listening to impaired, imaginative and prescient impaired, wanted a feeding tube, paralyzed from the waist down, retardation, amongst different issues.”
In response to medical data, Dee Dee introduced Gypsy Rose to native hospitals over 100 occasions between 2005 and 2014.
Gypsy Rose Plots To Kill Her Mom
After Gypsy Rose found that she was not as sick as her mom had claimed her to be, she wished out, however Gypsy mentioned that her mother “had satisfied a lawyer to attract up some paper that I used to be incompetent so if I have been to go to the police, they might take a look at these papers [and not believe me].”
Feeling as if she had no different approach out, Gypsy and her then-boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, who’s presently serving life in jail, plotted to kill Dee Dee Blanchard. Nicholas stabbed Dee Dee to demise in her dwelling whereas Gypsy was within the subsequent room over.
Gypsy Rose pleaded responsible in 2016 to the second-degree homicide of her mother and was launched on parole final month after serving 85% of her jail sentence.
In case you or somebody you understand suspects youngster abuse, attain out to Childhelp Nationwide Youngster Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Youngster or 1-800-422-4453 for assist.