Susan Still on Her Abusive Ex-Husband's Parole: "I Don't Have a Plan"

Season 4 Episode 417
Aired on 11/16/2014 | CC tv-14
Oprah has seen a lot in her career, but she says she's never seen anything as disturbing as a home video that aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007. In the video, which was shot in 2003, Ulner Lee Still is seen brutalizing his wife, Susan, in front of their children. To add to the horror, Ulner forced their 13-year-old son to videotape this verbal and physical assault.

Seven years after Oprah first interviewed Susan and her younger son, Dazmann, they return to Harpo Studios to share how their lives have changed. After escaping her abusive 17-year marriage, Susan became a voice for survivors of domestic violence and says she's proud of the woman she is today. "I'm on a mission," she says. "God laid a lot of things; he laid a path for me, I believe, to do what I do, and that is why I speak out."

Despite her resolve, Susan says she's already worried about November 2021: the month her ex-husband is scheduled to be paroled.

Watch as Susan's son Dazmann shares advice for children living in abusive households and discusses the strides he has taken.

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