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Caged And Tortured Teen Was Inspired By Justin Bieber To Escape House Of Horrors


Caged And Tortured Teen Was Inspired By Justin Bieber To Escape House Of Horrors

The 21-year-old woman who was abused and trapped in her parent's house from a young age says that Justin Bieber was the one who inspired her escape.

Jordan Turpin was 17-years-old when she managed to get out of a window of her parent's house and call 911, ending years of torture for herself and her 12 siblings.

In 2018, she got out of the California home where she had been held captive and called the cops on her parents, David and Louise Turpin.

Jordan and her older sister Jennifer were speaking to ABC News's Diane Sawyer on Friday (19 Nov) and she publicly thanked Justin Bieber for inspiring her to escape the house of horror.

Jordan Turpin. Credit: ABC News
Jordan Turpin. Credit: ABC News

She explained: "I don't know where we would be if we didn't watch Justin Bieber.

"Sometimes, especially when we were younger, my mother and father would leave.

"The older ones would sneak in and turn on the TV.


"So we would see music videos and stuff, and that's where we learned a lot. I would watch a lot of Justin Bieber.

"I started realizing that there is a different world out there. I only knew one world and that was like always being there.

"I was always like, 'I want to be out there. I want to be like that being free, not being trapped'."

Jordan and her sister Jennifer. Credit: ABC News
Jordan and her sister Jennifer. Credit: ABC News

She added: "I wanna just thank him. He made a big difference... There's so much I wanna tell him.

"I think I will probably cry."

Jordan and her sister Jennifer have now revealed how their parents would psychologically abuse them as well as physically, with Jennifer saying that the 'only word' to describe their existence was 'hell'.

David and Louise were sentenced to 25 years in prison after they were finally caught in January 2018.


They pleaded guilty to 14 charges including cruelty to an adult-dependent, false imprisonment, torture, and child cruelty.

In court, the abusive parents shed tears and apologised for their actions.

Louise and David Turpin. Credit: Alamy
Louise and David Turpin. Credit: Alamy

"I never intended for any harm to come to my children," David Turpin said in a statement.


"I'm sorry if I've done anything to cause them harm... I love my children and believe my children love me... I hope the very best for my children in the future."

Now, Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beecham has said that the siblings are 'moving on with their lives'.

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

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Justin Bieber, US News

Anish Vij
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