Tormented by Strangers



"First off, I can't be objective about this. It's sick. I'm so very, very sorry that you all are being victimized like this. It's just horrible," Dr. Phil tells Christos and Lesli. "So employees of CHP did this. They let them out."

"Yes," Lesli confirms.

"Have you been able to get the pictures off of the Internet in any way?" Dr. Phil asks.

"No, not at all," Christos replies. "We don't own the pictures. California Highway Patrol owns the pictures ... We've been attempting for several years to get the copyright. They won't respond, really, at this point. And we've tried to go to the websites themselves, and some of them have been cooperative but for the most part, they tell us to take a hike."

"When you see these pictures, what does it do to you?" Dr. Phil asks.

"I get angry. I'm really struggling with my anger," Lesli shares. "I have anger toward a lot of people, not just the Internet but with the California Highway Patrol, and their lack of cooperation. Every time we turn around, there's something else on the Internet that's just harmful toward us."

"I want to share what some of these people are saying, so the viewers understand the gravity of what we're talking about. Are you all OK with that?" Dr. Phil asks Lesli and Christos, noting that they've seen the statements he's going to read.

"Yes," Lesli replies.

"One is, 'Whooo, I am here, Daddy.' Then you can just read them: 'I'm a dead whore.' ‘I'm a stupid bitch.' ‘I was so happy! I raped her corpse over and over.' I'll let you read the rest of them. I just don't want it even coming out of my mouth," a disgusted Dr. Phil says. "I can tell you, from a psychological perspective, that these are sick people that have no capacity for empathy."
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