When authorities announced in November they’d found a missing woman in a South Carolina storage container, they described her captivity in stark terms: She was kept “chained like a dog,” and the sheriff said, “This is the stuff you see in the movies.”
Now that rescued woman, Kala Brown, is describing the terror of her confinement.
In an upcoming two-part interview on Dr. Phil, her first since being free, Brown says she was kept nearly immobile by a short length of chain, no more than three feet, fastened around her neck.
She says she was left handcuffed, chained and gagged by her accused abductor, Todd Kohlhepp, who investigators believe is a serial killer accused of murdering seven people. (It is unclear whether he has entered a plea.)
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Brown says in the clip that the container where she was kept was not empty. “It was pitch black,” she says. “but he had a flashlight and he had a lot of shelving with, like, dried food and rations and stuff and lots of bottles of water.”
In her sit-down with McGraw, Brown shares “intense details” from her ordeal – as well as her resilience.
“No matter what he did to me,” she says, “he did not break me.”
Brown’s interview on Dr. Phil will air Monday and Tuesday. Check local listings.