The Untold Truth Of Gypsy Rose Blanchard
- Published on: Saturday, May 25, 2019
- After suffering years of abuse due to her mother's Munchausen by proxy syndrome, Gypsy Rose Blanchard aided in the slaying of her psychological captor. She was sentenced to prison for 10 years, but she claims that she now feels freer than she ever did under her mother's roof. This is her story.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard didn't know her own age. She just knew that she was deathly ill. She also knew that she needed to get out. Her mother Dee Dee Blanchard suffered from Munchausen by proxy syndrome, a mental disorder in which caretakers exaggerate, fabricate, or in some cases even cause illness in another person, in order to get attention for themselves. It's often considered a form of child abuse, and Gypsy was confined to a wheelchair and hospital rooms for much of her life, even though she wasn't actually sick.
Gypsy and her then-boyfriend Nicholas Godejohn conspired to slay Dee Dee, who was found stabbed to death in her Springfield, Missouri home in June 2015. Godejohn and Gypsy were arrested and charged. This case has gone on to receive plenty of media coverage, particularly in the HBO documentary Mommy Dead And Dearest and the Hulu TV series The Act.
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Trapped in her own home | 0:15
A desperate escape | 1:02
The health benefits of prison | 1:37
A controlling ex | 2:26
Doctor suspicions | 2:55
Improving relationship with dad | 3:45
A shorter prison sentence? | 4:22