The Ukrainian dwarf child who had been abandoned by her American adoptive parents who accused her of being an adult masquerade as a child broke her silence in her first television interview with Dr.
Natalia Grace Barnett denied Kristine and Michael Barnett's claims in a segment broadcast Thursday at 3:00 PM EST. Natalia & # 39; s new adoptive parents, Cynthia and Antwon Mans, accompanied her in the interview to share their stories about her behavior after having lived with her for nearly seven years.
In clips from the interview DailyMail.com received prior to the broadcast, the self-proclaimed 16-year-old spoke to the alleged evidence of the Barnetts that she is 13 years older than she says.
Dr. plays in one clip. Phil a video from Kristine claiming she found clothes in Natalia's wardrobe with & # 39; at least a bit of a reminder of a menstrual cycle & # 39; – which made the adoptive mother think she had gone through puberty.
Asked if she was ever confronted with the findings, Natalia said: & # 39; Christine said nothing about bloody clothing or anything to me. & # 39;
Cynthia also denied the idea that Natalia was having her period and said: & # 39; She has been with us for almost seven years, to this day she has no menstrual cycle.
Antwon added: & # 39; Not one. & # 39;
Natalia Grace Barnett responded to the claims of her former adoptive parents that she is an adult sociopath posing as a child in her first television interview with Dr. Phil
DailyMailTV first broke the extraordinary story of Natalia after Michael and Kristine Barnett were arrested in September for child abuse. The adoptive parents are seen in their mug shots
In a second clip, Dr. repeats Phil Kristine's claim that Natalia once tried to poison her adoptive mother by spraying bleach into her coffee while the couple was cleaning together.
He noted that Kristine has a video that she believes is the moment when the incident occurred.
Natalia explained that she was polishing a spot on the table with Lemon Pledge and pushed the coffee out of the way when Kristine came and asked what she was doing.
& # 39; She claimed that I tried to spray it in her coffee, you can look into her coffee – there was nothing, & # 39; she said.
In clips from the interview DailyMail.com had obtained prior to the broadcast, Dr. Phil Natalia to explain the alleged evidence of the Barnetts that she is 13 years older than she is, and their claim that she was trying to poison her adoptive stepmother with bleach
Natalia & # 39; s new adoptive parents, Antwon and Cynthia Mans, accompanied her in the interview to share their stories about her behavior after having lived with her for almost seven years
DailyMailTV broke the extraordinary story of Natalia for the first time after the Barnetts were arrested in September for child abuse.
Six years ago, in 2013, they left Indiana with their other children to Canada, but they left Natalia behind. She then said she was nine.
However, they were convinced that she was actually 22 and was a sociopathic adult who had disguised herself as a child for years and tried to kill relatives.
They had adopted her three years earlier, in 2010, on the assumption that she was an orphan.
Now the two are waiting for their next lawsuit and the question of whether Natalia is an adult or a child continues.
She insists she is only 16. She now lives with another Christian American family who took her home after the Barnetts left her.
Kristine and Michael agreed with the emergency admission of Natalia Grace in Ukraine in May 2010. The photo above shows Natalia in September 2012. Her original birth certificate made her nine, but a court later found that she was in fact 23 when this photo was taken
In her first interview on the camera, which was broadcast on Thursday afternoon, Natalia shared her side of the story
In her first interview on the camera, she told Dr. Phil how the Barnetts lied.
& # 39; It's not true! & # 39; she insisted when asked about their claims that she had always pretended to be a child.
She went for the interview with her new adoptive family.
& # 39; It is not true at all. I just want people to hear my side, & Natalia said.
TIMETABLE FOR NATALIA BARNETT
September 2003: Anna Gava said she gave birth to Natalia in the Ukraine.
October 2003: Anna gives up Natalia for adoption.
2008: Natalia arrives in the United States and was adopted by the New Hampshire couple Dyan and Gary Ciccone.
April 2010: Natalia is cared for by a Florida adoption agency that offered Kristine and Michael Barnett the opportunity to adopt her.
2010: The Barnetts take her to the Manning Children & # 39; s Hospital to have her bone density tested. The results estimate that she is eight years old.
2012: The Barnetts are taking Natalia again to have her bone density tested. This test suggests that she is 11 years old.
2012: A court ruling states that Natalia was an adult born in 1989.
2013: The Barnetts are leaving for Canada and renting Natalia an apartment in Lafayette, Indiana, breaking all communication with her.
2013-2016: Couple Anton and Cynthia Bishop-Mans enter the life of Natalia.
2016: The Bishop-Mans file to become the legal guardians of Natalia, who describe her as an & # 39; alleged disabled person & # 39; who was 13 or 14 years old.
September 2019: The Barnetts are accused of neglecting children.
September 2019: DailyMail.com discovers that Natalia lives with the Bishop Mans.
She and her new adoptive mother, Cynthia, also insisted that a bone scan she had undergone after leaving her proved that she was the age she says she is.
The Barnetts said she should let her go through bone scans, suggesting she was born in 1989.
Cynthia also said that despite the allegations of Natalia & # 39; s first adoptive family, she and her husband were not worried about bringing her to their home to mingle with their other children.
& # 39; We must help. Me and my husband have adopted these children.
& # 39; It's like who would do it if you didn't? & # 39;
The Barnetts claimed that they lived a lifelike version of the horror film Orphan, in which a benevolent American couple hires a foreign orphan to later discover that she is a sociopath who wants to kill their family.
They claimed that Natalia tried to kill them and their sons.
They left her in an apartment in Indiana – three years after she adopted her – where she says she waited a year for the police to find her and her story.
The story of The Barnetts is that in 2010 they adopted a teenager who came to them with pubic hair and menstruation.
They say she was above them while they slept and took photos of her murder of their entire family.
She smeared blood on walls and mirrors and, Kristine claimed, tried to electrocute her onto an electric fence.
Far from abandoning her, they say they put her in a paid apartment after she bought her clothes and furniture and made sure she had food stamps.
They went to Canada not to get away from her, they say, but for one of their other children to continue his education.
They have the allegations against them & # 39; devastating & # 39; mentioned.
& # 39; She would make statements and take photos in which she said she wanted to kill relatives, roll them up in a blanket and put them in the backyard & # 39 ;, said Kristine Barnett of her adopted daughter Natalia (photo)
Natalia & # 39; s biological mother, Anna Volodymyrivna Gava, 40, (photo) denied Barnett's claims in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV last month, in which she told how to adopt Natalia 16 years ago due to her condition
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