Dr. Phil: Leanna And Erica Arrested For Underage Stripping
18-year-old Leanna and her 17-year-old sister, Erica, made headlines when they were arrested for underage stripping, theft, falsification of ID, and childhood endangerment. Erica lied about her age and used an ID that wasn’t hers to get the stripping gig, while Leanna was charged for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child endangerment. Leanna was very angry that she was arrested and held in jail for four hours because someone said she stole boots, all while her sister was left to sit in the waiting room. Leanna said that she didn’t force her sister to do anything, and that her decisions were her own.
Erica claims to not remember taking her top off, and said she didn’t do it for the money, but that it was a “last-minute thing.” When Leanna and Erica got arrested, Leanna had been working there for a month, while Erica was just going into her second night. They obviously didn’t let their father know because they thought it would break his heart.
As for the troubles they have encountered since then, Erica and Leanna blame the media. Leanna thinks that the media portrayed her and her sister unfairly because they twisted a lot of the facts. While the news
reports say that Leanna was smoking in a car with a convicted offender, Leanna said that she had no idea he was an offender. The reports also said that she had been working in a strip club before she was 18 with a fake ID, but Leanna said that she never started until after she was 18. As for the boots, Leanna said they were purchased two years prior to the incident, and were by no means stolen.
Leanna and Erica are both getting hateful messages on Facebook now, telling them to go kill themselves or play in the train tracks. They are both sickened by what the media did and by the public reaction to the story afterwards.
Dr. Phil: Strip Club Owner Discredits Leanna’s Lie
Erica and Leanna mostly wanted to get on the show to get their stories straight. They both tried to shoot down a couple of the accusations, but the attempts proved unsuccessful, as Dr. Phil saw through the girl’s double speak pretty quickly. The admitted to stealing the boots and to using the fake ID’s to strip with.
The owner of one of the clubs Leanna stripped at said she was there for around five months, when Leanna was saying that she was there for one month. Dr. Phil got the strip club owner on the phone, who said that she was definitely there for around five months before simply not showing up for work one day. Leanna’s retort? “I’m not lying. It could have been that long, but it seemed altogether a month.” I’ll just let you soak that in.
Dr. Phil, clearly annoyed annoyed by the lies that didn’t even have good excuses, called both of the girls out and said that, yes, it is time to be honest and come clean with the real story. From this point forward, Dr. Phil asked for nothing but complete honesty from the girls, and decided to bring their father in to see where he stood on the situation.