In 2015 Nicholas Godejohn Killed His Girlfriend’s Mom Because She Behaved Abusively Towards Her

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For Nicholas Godejohn, falling in love didn’t lead to a happily-ever-after ending. That’s because the girl he met and started talking to online was living a life entangled with lies and deceit. And it wasn’t long before Godejohn was drawn into the terrifying world of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee – and ultimately driven to commit an unthinkable crime.

The harrowing tale of Godejohn and Gypsy Rose’s apparent romance and the heinous act that it provoked has garnered so much attention that it became the subject of a popular series on Hulu called The Act. What’s more, the case has also been dramatized by Lifetime as Love You To Death and covered by major U.S. talks shows, including Dr. Phil and ABC’s Good Morning America. But what is the real story?

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