Gia Allemand's Mother on Dr. Phil: I Blame Her Father for Suicide

Celebrity News Sep. 11, 2013 AT 10:40AM
Gia Allemand on June 3, 2010 in New York City Gia Allemand's mother Donna Micheletti tells Dr. Phil McGraw that she blames the Bachelor star's suicide on her estranged father. Credit: John Lamparski/WireImage.com

Gia Allemand's mother is blaming estranged father Eugene Allemand for their daughter's suicide. In her sit-down interview with Dr. Phil McGraw on Tuesday, Sept. 10, Donna Micheletti recalled her telephone conversation with the Bachelor star just before she hanged herself on Aug. 12. Holding back tears, Micheletti speculated that a falling out between Allemand and her father, a fight with NBA player boyfriend Ryan Anderson and the timing of her menstrual cycle, pushed her daughter over the edge. 

"She just said, 'I'm so tired of being hurt,'" Micheletti recalled of their conversation. "I can't do this anymore.'"

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"At that point, that day, with how she felt with her menstrual cycle, she could not see clearly," Micheletti said. "And I knew that's happened to her. I was trying to talk to her and be careful what I say because I didn't want to upset her more and I was nervous."

Dr. Phil inquired, "You're saying that this menstrual cycle would take such a powerful hold on her that she would turn so much . . ."

"Yes, like night and day," Micheletti replied. "All the sudden something would click in there, and she would say, 'This isn't right. He doesn't love me' . . . Because of her insecurities inside herself."

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But Micheletti placed the real blame on Allemand's estranged father, Eugene. "There was a last conversation she had and I think that started right after Mother's Day," Micheletti explained. "She had a falling out with her father, really badly. She was devastated."

"So you think she felt abandoned by him?" Dr. Phil asked.

"Yeah. I think it just ate her up," Micheletti said. "And then she was just picking on her boyfriend. And she'll look at anything at that point to fight because now she's insecure with that and she's going to think they're going to do it to her too."

"I told him I blamed him," Micheletti said of Allemand's dad. "I told him, 'It's your fault. You're the reason.'"

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After his daughter's death, Eugene told The New York Daily News: "I wish I could take it back, it's too late. If she were still here I would tell her I'm sorry, I love her, and she will always be my rainbow."

The apology was not accepted by Michelleti. "You want to apologize, fine. Apologize. If it's going to make you feel better, good for you. Because bottom line, it's not making me feel better, your apology," she told Dr. Phil. "You took my baby."

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