Steve Wilkos August 26 2013
Stories of neglect and abuse are hot button issues on Steve Wilkos’s Monday, August 26, episode. One woman wants to know, “Did you kick your 2-year-old in the face?”
Steve Wilkos: Abusive Father Lashes Out
A man on this show, Keith, said that he questions whether he is the father of Rachel’s child, because he was once told that he could never have children. That is why he wants a paternity test, so he can know the truth for certain.
He recalled a violent outburst in which he choked Rachel, but he realized what was happening in the middle of that, and he stopped what he was doing to avoid hurting her any more. He admits that his temper flares up and he lashes out at Rachel and their baby.
“I beat her butt or smack her hands or throw something at her,” he said. He even “stuck her in a dryer, playing around, and after awhile, she started whining.”
Never put your baby in a dryer!
Steve Wilkos: Dad Puts Baby In Dryer
This man said he doesn’t remember locking the baby in a closet, and he said that he needs parenting classes because he is a first-time dad. Granted, everyone comes from different circumstances, but this man’s own sister is telling him he is an unfit dad.
What is going to happen with this family on the August 26 episode? On the show, Keith’s sister Patricia confronted Rachel about why she stays with her brother. She thinks that Rachel should have him arrested instead of fighting back.
Rachel did not seem to be on the same page with this, but she admitted that Keith kicked the baby in the face. Her response was to fight back.
Steve Wilkos: Abusive Parents Reported To Authorities
Rachel admits that she makes mistakes as a parent, but what Steve concluded is that she is more interested in protecting her boyfriend than her baby. If that is true, it’s not a scenario that is going to play out very well in the long run.
On Steve Wilkos August 26, Steve met Keith backstage to inform him that the show was turning him and Rachel in to the authorities due to the way they treat their children. Keith broke down in tears, but accepted this.
He was happy to hear that he is the father, at the very least. Steve also encouraged Keith’s sister to call the authorities on her brother and turn him in, which she did after the show. She even suggested that she could take on the kids if she had to. At least there was someone able to step in…these stories don’t always have good endings.