JORDAN Turpin has opened up about the abuse she and her siblings suffered at the hands of their parents and how she escaped.

Turpin, now 21, told ABC's Diane Sawyer she was ...close to death so many times... and said escaping her home was a ...now-or-never... situation.

ABCJordan Turpin escaped from her home family home when she was 17 '/ '

During the interview with Dian Sawyer, which was recorded this summer, 21-year-old Jordan Turpin said: ...Right now, I don’t really have a way to get food right now.

“I also don’t really have a place to go right now, but I have my older siblings helping me out....

Jordan is currently in a school program that provides temporary housing.

Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham, who prosecuted the Turpin case, previously told People magazine that all of the siblings ...are happy... - despite revelations from the interview that suggested that they were still ...living in squalor....

Beecham said they were ...moving on with their lives..., with one graduating college, while several others either had jobs or were going to school.

He added: ...Some of them are living independently, living in their own apartment, and have jobs and are going to school. Some volunteer in the community. They go to church.

...They still meet with each other, all 13 of them, so they'll meet somewhere kind of discreet....

He added that many have changed their names to avoid being recognized.

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What happened to Jordan Turpin and her siblings?

Turpin rescued herself and her 12 siblings from captivity and starvation at the hands of her parents when she called the cops on them back in 2018.

She escaped their California home via a window and told cops that her siblings were being abused.

Turpin also recalled making her lucky escape.

She said as she recounted the moment she dialled 911: ...My whole body was shaking, I couldn't really dial....

Speaking with a dispatcher, she said about her life and parents David and Louise Turpin: ...I just ran away from home because I live in a family of 15. OK? Can you hear me? And we have abusing parents. Did you hear that?...

When the dispatcher asked her to describe how her parents were abusing her and her siblings, she said: ...OK, They hit us. They like to throw us across the room. They pull out hair. They yank out our hair.

...I have two... My two little sisters right now are chained up....

She said her parents would ...literally kill me... if they found out she had escaped.

When cops arrived at the home, they found two siblings in chains on their bed and a house covered in filth and filled with the stench of human waste.

What did Jordan say?

The Diane Sawyer interview special began with the 911 call that led the Turpin siblings to safety.

“They pull out hair. They yank our hair. My two little sisters now are chained up,” Jordan was heard saying on the 911 call.

Four years later, she recounted the moment to Diane Sawyer.

She explained: “My whole body was shaking and when I was still on the phone I remember I couldn’t really dial 911 because … I was trying to dial 911 but I couldn’t even get my thumbs to press the buttons because I was shaking so bad.

“But I was trying to calm down so I could do it. And then I finally pressed it and they answered. I literally never talked to someone on the phone.”

“We live in filth and sometimes we wake up and I can’t breathe,” Jordan was heard saying on the 911 call.

During the interview, she told Diane: “If we went back there’s no way we would have been sitting here right now.”

Jordan admitted to being scared but knew she had to be brave to save her siblings.

When the 911 dispatcher asked her whether her parents had any weapons, she is heard saying: “I think that my father has a gun.”

Jordan later recounted how she felt when the police officer arrived recollecting: “I was so nervous. I never had a conversation with a stranger before.”


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