Bindi Irwin shares how her grandfather inflicted ‘psychological abuse’ upon her
Famed conservationist and media personality Bindi Irwin is sharing a detailed account of the psychological abuse she was subjected to through her estranged grandfather.
While marking Father’s Day in a social media post, the 22-year-old wore her heart on her sleeve and honoured her late father Steve Irwin, her husband Chandler Powell and her father-in-law.
Irwin was then quizzed about why she decided to leave out her grandfather Bob out of the tribute after which she gave a detailed response about the strained relationship she has with him.
“Unfortunately my grandfather Bob has shown no interest in spending time with me or my family. Publicly he continues to claim that he wants to spend time with us while privately me entire life has been psychological abuse from him,” she wrote.
“From the time I was a little girl he has ignored me. Preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me. He has never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship,” she shared.
The zookeeper said that she and her family have been giving financial support to Bob since 1992 in spite of the way he has treated them.
“We built him a house on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure his well-being,” she added.