“It’s all made up,” the Daily Mail also quoted her as saying back in 2012. And she was even able to explain away her daughter’s sunburn. In particular, she claimed that the five-year-old had become burnt while playing in the backyard.
And the arrest and media attention that followed badly affected the New Jersey mom. She was subsequently “shunned” by people she knew, then began abusing alcohol to cope with it all. “At that point I was drinking to forget what was going on,” she told the New York Post in 2017.