Gregory also shard that part of Samantha’s abuse was making him go to the toilet in a bucket in front of his step siblings and all their friends. It seemed as if Samantha Joy enjoyed humiliating the kid, as she encouraged her children to invite their friends over just to watch him go in a bucket. The poor kid recalled the humiliating ordeal, and how they all sat and laughed at his suffering.
Another form of abuse Samantha deployed was preventing her step son from celebrating Christmas with the family. The first two years, she did not allow him to celebrate the holiday as punishment for talking in school. Then, he did get Christmas presents, but he was not allowed to use them, while the other kids enjoyed his gifts. He was also never allowed to watch t.v, and while the other kids did, he was forced to write down words.