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Dr. Phil talks with "The Girl in the Closet"
An emotional Blake said she was "brainwashed" into believing Lauren deserved to be locked in the closet. Lauren Kavanagh's sister has given her first interview since her sibling was rescued after being held captive for six years by her mum and stepdad. When she was found in the urine-soaked closet that measured just four feet wide and nine feet deep in , the eight-year-old weighed the same as a two-year-old.
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By Claire Cardona. Editor's note: This story was originally published in January, when the episodes first aired. It has been republished in conjunction with the two-part series re-airing July 19 and Every day, Lauren Kavanaugh, who became known as "the girl in the closet," relives the torture and abuse she lived through from ages 2 to 8, she said in an appearance this week on Dr. When police found her she weighed
Lauren Kavanaugh spent six years held captive in the closet of her family's Texas home, being beaten and sexually assaulted by her parents. I hardly sleep any more. Phil McGraw in a two-part special this week on his eponymous series. It was always dark. I would cry until I fell asleep.
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Lewisville Police Department Lauren Kavanaugh's mugshot. The station says, citing police documents, that Kavanaugh admitted to assaulting the child. The profiled was designed to offer help to other victims of sexual abuse. When Kavanaugh was found by police she was 8 years old and weighed 25 pounds. She had been forced to live in a 4-by-8 foot closet. Investigators thought at the time that Kavanaugh had been abused for most of her life. Kavanaugh has said in subsequent interviews that she was abused between the ages of 2 and 6.
By Daily Mail Reporter. Twelve years after Lauren Kavanaugh was found emaciated and imprisoned in a tiny urine-soaked closet, she has revealed her extraordinary strength. Speaking to the Dallas Morning News in a series of powerful interviews, the nowyear-old shared how she has struggled to gain control of her life after suffering six years of sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth Atkinson. Lauren was nearly two when the courts ordered her adoptive parents, Bill and Sabrina Kavanaugh, to hand her back to her biological mother, Barbara Atkinson. Atkinson, then Barbara Calhoun, had given up Lauren at birth but eight months later the Kavanaughs received a call that she had changed her mind and wanted the little girl back.
The Texas girl who was kept in a closet by her mother and stepfather for six years is now speaking out about her horrific experience. In , when Lauren Kavanaugh was eight years old, she was found living in a feces-covered closet. She weighed just The little girl had been kept in the closet for six years by her mother, Barbara Atkinson, and stepfather, Kenneth Atkinson. The couple had five other kids but singled Kavanaugh out for abuse because was "bad. In interviews with Dr.