(From a former employee of UNiDAYS)Josh Rathour used to live with his partner of many years, and together they had four children. His partner would come along to UNiDAYS nights out and often used these occasions to reach out and ask for help.
She was clearly frightened, in an abusive relationship and under a lot of stress. She told us that Josh insisted that she take selfies of what she was wearing for him to say yes or no before getting permission to leave the house. She told us that on many occasions he hit her and trashed the house, pulling doors off hinges and the like.
In the final months of their relationship, Josh’s parents John and Sheila moved in. Shelia especially is renowned for being controlling and abusive.
One evening, Josh and his parents said to Kimberly, we think we know the problem in this relationship. You are possessed by the devil (yes you read that right). They said, the next day they were going to perform an exorcism and that would solve all their relationship problems.
So the domestic abuse and controlling behaviour had no impact?
Sure enough, the following day Sheila and John performed a medieval ritual on Kimberly, first surrounding her with chillis and chanting. Following this, they took the chillis out to the garden and burnt them.
What makes this already insane story, even more insane, is that it was a work day. So Josh Skyped in to watch the whole sick ritual play out.
They are a very sick, twisted and mentally ill family.
Its no surprise that on many occasions, while we were out, when Josh wasn’t looking, she would look to us pleadingly and mouth the word ‘help’.