Adopted boy’s U.S. punishment angers Russians
The subsequent video was made after legitimate misbehavior, and Mrs. Beagley’s sole motivation was to find solutions, he said.
“She’s being portrayed as this evil person, which isn’t at all the case,” he said. “She’s a really caring mom.”
Show spokeswoman Stacey Luchs said producers routinely accept home videos or ask participants to tape “naturally occurring behaviors and interactions in order to gain insight” when dealing with family dynamics.
“We were shocked by what we saw and called for the immediate halting of this behavior and also referred, at the show’s expense, both mother and child for evaluation and treatment with appropriate professionals,” she told the Associated Press in an e-mail.
Yevgeniy Khorishko, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Washington said his office is following the case, which has prompted many reactions in his country.
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