Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jenny Hill's son speaks out about Judy Byington

Jenny Hill's son, videographer Rob Steffen, has created a website where Jenny Hill's family can speak out about "falsehoods, distortions and misrepresentations" in Judy Byington's Twenty-Two Faces, and where Steffen can address the "deeply ambiguous emotional and moral situations that can be created by the intersection of abuse, claims of abuse, and mental illness."

Following Byington's and Hill's appearance on Dr. Phil, writes Steffen, 
Judy has been informed by the authorities that any further harassing contact between her and my mom will be grounds for Criminal Harassment charges, and a restraining order. Judy and my mom haven’t spoken in months, and Judy’s hold over my mom seems to be broken. After the show, local law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, and the State Licensing board were contacted anonymously (and not by me), and each initiated an investigation. One of the revelations of these investigations has been my Mom’s assertion that Judy withheld her medication during the weekend they were out there for taping the DP show. Given my mom’s mental health status, this would constitute a felony in Utah, as withholding medication from someone in need is an egregious form of abuse.
Read more: Jenny Hill's Family Responds