Holly Willoughby left horrified at Lisa McVey’s abduction ordeal on This Morning
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This Morning host Holly Willoughby was left horrified as Lisa McVey shared the story of her abduction live on Tuesday’s programme.
Lisa, who hails from Tampa, Florida, is set to become the subject of a Netflix movie based on her experience, dubbed Believe Me.
She appeared on This Morning via video link to discuss her terrifying ordeal with hosts Holly and Phillip.
Lisa was only 17-year-old when she was abducted by serial killer and rapist Bobby Joe Long, who sexually assaulted and murdered dozens of women in the Tampa Bay Area in 1984.
The information Lisa – one of his final victims – provided to police helped secure his capture.
Holly and Phil were uncharacteristically sombre during the segment, both clearly moved by Lisa’s story, which was later praised by fans for the bravery it took to share.
Lisa told of how she grew up with a drug addict mother, and, aged 13, she was sent away to live with her grandmother.
Devastatingly, Lisa spent the next four years of her life being raped by her grandmother’s boyfriend, and informed Holly and Phil that sometimes her grandmother would even watch the ordeal.
Speaking of her kidnapping, a shellshocked Holly said: "So this was the beginning of a kidnapping that was to last 26 hours, horrific abuse at the hands of this man.
"I think you said that you lost count of the amount of times he raped you? This was horrendous."
Lisa informed the hosting duo that she used her senses to figure out where she was, which helped police to eventually locate and arrest the culprit Long.
"He took me at gunpoint, and told me I was gonna show him a good time," Lisa said on the programme.
Fans quickly reached out on social media to echo their own support for Lisa and her bravery, with one writing: "What an amazing woman Lisa McVey is."
Someone else said: "Lisa, you are a true legend and a heroine", as a third fan posted: "Lisa McVey – what an extraordinary woman you are. You are a role model. Honestly got goosebumps watching this #ThisMorning."
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