Kala Brown, the woman who was discovered chained by her neck inside a storage container in South Carolina in early November, talked about the lasting impact of her horrific ordeal in a recent interview on the Dr. Phil Show.
Speaking with Dr. Phil, Brown said that she met alleged kidnapper Todd Kohlhepp on Facebook, when the South Carolina real estate agent contacted her for a job cleaning houses. Together with her longtime boyfriend Charlie Carver, she worked four or five jobs for Kohlhepp before the alleged kidnapping. During a hedge clipping job in late August, Brown recalled, Kohlhepp approached them and suddenly shot Carver several times in the chest. During the altercation, Brown said, Kohlhepp appeared “completely calm,” saying nothing “until he grabbed me and told me to come inside or I’d join Charlie.”
Brown claims that Kohlhepp raped her every day while she was held captive. After being missing for more than two months, authorities finally discovered her in a metal container on Kohlhepp’s property. Her boyfriend’s body was discovered later on the property as well, buried in a shallow grave. Kohlhepp, who in 1986 served 15 years for kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl, has also allegedly confessed to a 2003 quadruple homicide.
Asked by Dr. Phil what she might want to say to Kohlhepp, Brown had one simple message.
“I would just tell him that no matter what he did to me, he did not break me,” said Brown. “He cannot destroy who I am. And I won … He tried to crush me, but I’m not broken.”
Watch the interview with Dr. Phil below.
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