This is Jill Watkins. Proud Steubenville resident.
Where do I begin with Dr. Phil today? Important Points Made
*Dr. Phil makes an important point. Why is there no empathy for the victim?
*Malik’s lawyer has put in a change of venue request AND a request to close the courtroom to the public
*Malik’s lawyer says the video of Michael Nodianos was not taken the night of the alleged rape
*Jino Watkins says he believes the victim was drunk and afraid to tell her parents what happened.
*When Dr. Phil asked how Michael Nodianos knows such great details about the rape if he wasn’t there? Malik’s lawyer responded he saw the tweets, and pictures and made the video as his sense of humor.
*Dr. Phil’s BEST point: Why is it ok (with the community) for kids to go to parties with underage drinking, and drunk driving? Where are the parents?
*About the alleged April rape- Steubenville PD was notified on Labor Day, BCI and Ohio AG’s office took it over. It’s still being investigated.
*Abdalla says his. Deputites collected 3 phones, and a BCI crime scene analyst went out to one of the homes the rape had occured at. No evidence of a cover-up.
Jill Watkins comes out saying her son has nightmares a masked gunman is going to shoot up the school. Jill also says while the schools were on lockdown kids were in “tents, puking, and peeing on themselves.” I have found ZERO evidence of this Her sons being judged for standing up for his friends. (Jino feels it was “out of character for malik and trent to rape someone”)
*She then basically called the victim a liar and jumped all over Robin Sax. (Lawyer and former prosecutor)
Love this quote- “Nothing positive about turning your back on the victim.” Dr Phil
Talk to your kids before they get themselves into that situation. (Underage drinking, rape etc)
Steubenville is a good town, with lots of pride. This shouldn’t ruin malik, trent or michael’s lives. Have ownership and be held accountable. -Dr. Phil
My Thoughts and Opinion on the show
Jill is uneducated, loud and angered me a great deal because she blamed the victim and she lied on national TV.
Its great to love your town and have pride, its another to go on national TV and misrepresent facts.
Dr. Phil has a legal obligation to say alleged because Trent and Malik haven’t been convicted yet, but it was WAY too defense heavy.
It also angered me Dr. Phil didn’t give Robin Sax more time to get her points across before Jill started yelling over her!
If Eddie Wilson (who in the past has threatened to shoot protestors from his car) wasn’t involved, why the hell was he there? It was pointless!
Jino is blaming the victim. Like mother like son.
Dr. Phil praised prinniefied.com for starting the ball rolling so to speak, but should’ve given her more time to talk about facts, why she felt the rape was being covered up, and address certain rumors others are starting about making money off this case.
BELIEVE ME when I say I’m not done speaking about Jill Watkins. Shes angered me, and probably alot of rape victims out there with her ignorant comments.
More info on today’s show can be found on Dr. Phil Show’s site
UPDATE-Jill in action!