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"His mother barely speaks to him. She won't cook for him. She treats him like dirt, and she won't let him go to counseling to deal with the trauma. She blames him for the whole mess and says she wants to move on," said a source familiar with the boy's plight.
Living under an assumed name in Orange County, Calif., the boy is torn between hiding his past from the world and paying for it every time he walks through the door of his home.
"Mentally, he's really messed up right now. He never knows what verbal abuse will be thrown at him when he goes home," said the source.
The 38-year-old mother, who has a documented history of mental problems and could not be reached for comment, often tells the boy it's his fault the pop singer allegedly molested him, the source said.
"She screams at him, 'You allowed him to touch you! You allowed him to do it!' And she blames him for not getting the jury to believe him," the source says.
But several jurors on the case said it was the boy's mom - with her rude finger snapping, pointing and irrational tirades on the witness stand - who rubbed them the wrong way and made them doubt the family's credibility. - Read all the disturbing details
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Tori Amos, Me and a Gun
it was me and a gun
and a man on my back
and i sang "holy holy"
as he buttoned down his pants
you can laugh
its kind of funny
things you think
times like these
like i haven't seen BARBADOS
so i must get out of this
~ All the lyric at Here In My Head