Back in February of this year, I blogged about a parent, Jessica Beagley, 36, in Alaska who had been on the Dr. Phil Show for questionable parenting techniques using Hot Sauce and Cold Showers to punish her adopted 7-year-old son. Yesterday she was found guilty of child abuse in Alaska courts. The video above is just a short amount of time of what was shown on the show. It is difficult to watch and to hear the little boy’s cries.
During the course of the trial, it was revealed that she had submitted two tapes to the Dr. Phil show. One was not deemed appropriate for the show. The second showing the Hot Sauceing of her son in his mouth and the cold shower was what they were looking for and she made the show for questionable parenting techniques. This is makes me even madder to know that she put her son through this so she could make a television show for her quick 15 minutes of fame.
This “fame” has now brought her a guilty verdict which could carry with it a year in jail, and the loss of her children, just so she could be on the Dr. Phil show? What about the abuse of her adopted 7-year-old son from Russia? His agony and his pain is unjustifiable.
I would hope that Dr. Phil show producers did not suggest to this woman that she go back and produce a better tape so she could be on the show. The Television show fame game is taking over our country and it is not pretty, when it involves children and the price they are paying for an adult to have “fame”.
- Psycho Hot Sauce Mom Convicted of Child Abuse [Video] (gawker.com)
- Alaska’s Hot Sauce Mom Found Guilty of Child Abuse – ABC News (news.google.com)
- “Hot Sauce Mom” Convicted Of Child Abuse [Update] (jezebel.com)
- Woman convicted of child abuse in hot sauce case (cbc.ca)