Although her husband was convicted of 151 counts of sexual misconduct, Peggy refuses to acknowledge that he was a molester — even with his own step-granddaughters as victims.
“I believe we all come to points in our lives when all things wrong can be made right,” Dr. Phil says to Peggy. “I think in your heart of hearts, you have to believe that this guy — with alcoholism and all the things that were going on at the time — was making some really bad choices.”
Peggy denies that she ever saw her husband act inappropriately with her two granddaughters and claims they’ve now ruined her life with the allegations. “What do you want?” she asks her granddaughter, Ashley, 30. “You want, ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m sorry for what? I didn’t see anything!”
“The least that you could do is say, ‘I know what happened, and I’m sorry,” Ashley says.
Dr. Phil steps in. “Do you believe that Joe is guilty of any wrongdoing with any minor girls?” he asks.
“No. I really don’t,” she says.
Dr. Phil offers advice for how this family can move forward on his show, Friday. And, he shares what every parent needs to know about child abuse. Check here for local listings.