Carolyn Jessop talks about her daughter Betty.
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Carolyn says it was very painful to watch Oprah's interview with Betty. "She's under a lot of scrutiny with what she says," Carolyn says. "She has to be very, very cautious."

Though Betty told Oprah she didn't know any girls who were forced to marry at a young age, Carolyn says two of Betty's half brothers have been indicted for underage marriages by a Texas grand jury. "That is a huge controversy," she says. "Betty's under some enormous pressure because she's got some very close family members involved."

Oprah says she did get the sense that Betty was trying to say all the right things during her interview. "You have to understand the culture in order to really understand the pressure that she was under," Carolyn says.
FROM: Oprah Fridays Live with James Taylor
Published on April 10, 2009

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