Amy Duggar Reveals on ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Which Family Member Abused Her (UPDATE)
UPDATE (2/18/2017 at 5:25 p.m. ET): Amy Duggar's grandmother has responded after the reality star's bombshell claim that she was abused by her father.
Lenora Jordan says that not a lick of what her granddaughter said is true — and also claims that she's just trying to manufacture drama for her TV show, Marriage Boot Camp.
"None of that stuff is true," the 77-year-old told Radar Online. "Amy just felt like she needed to be on that show, and needed something to tell."
Amy hasn't responded to her grandmother's accusation yet, but one thing is clear: The Duggar family is even more dysfunctional than we previously thought.
ORIGINAL STORY (2/17/2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET): Amy Duggar is holding nothing back when it comes to her traumatic childhood.
In a sneak peek at tonight’s episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, the reality star opens up about her troubled past and reveals the person who abused her as a child.
“My dad was like, ‘Amy, did you brush your teeth?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah daddy.’ And he was like, ‘No you didn’t,’” she tearfully reveals in the preview.
“And he picked me up by my throat, all the way up to the ceiling. He was like, ‘You will brush your teeth.’ And I was scared s—less.”
The brunette beauty previously revealed she was abused as a child, but kept the abuser’s identity a secret up until now.
“I can’t say who it is, but I can say, on the show I did forgive them,” she revealed to People last month.
“It was a very heartfelt moment where I actually forgave that person who hurt me when I was younger.”
Amy, who married Dillon King in September 2015, had to deal with unthinkable abuse from her father growing up.
“Amy’s coping mechanism is to pretend that everything is always happy in her world,” Dr. Venus Nicolino explains.
“It’s how she blocks out the trauma she faced in her childhood.”
In fact, the abuse nearly turned deadly.
“[I saw] things flown in the air, I’ve been called every name in the book. He tried to run me over with a car. It scared me half out of my mind.”
This is so terrifying! We’re glad Amy is OK and working through the trauma.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on WEtv
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