As the days went on, Jeannie says the touching progressed into him taking off her clothes, exposing himself to her and instructing her on how to touch him. When she told her mom, she didn’t get the reaction she was hoping for.
“I remember him pulling me into that shower and it was the first time I have a seen a grown man and what he looked like,” she recalls. “I remember him telling me to touch him in certain ways. This happened every day for a few weeks, and then it turned into months and I remember one year going by,” she adds. “I didn’t say anything because I was afraid I began to get angry because now I’m telling my mom that he’s taking off my clothes and you said, ‘I don’t believe you.
Unfortunately, Mama Mai’s denial of the situation caused the abuse to continue. Jeannie eventually ran away from home at 16.
“When I don’t believe it, I just let it go,” says Mama Mai, explaining that what she was hearing from her daughter didn’t match up with the person she thought she knew. “I don’t see anything bad about him.”
Here is the entire video of Jeannie’s explaining what she went through. It’s an emotional video.