Behind Closed Doors

Genre: Biography

Behind Closed Doors

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Caroline Lee

Four children by her father.Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse. In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture, and rape of his daughter Elisabeth over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world. But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town. Under a blanket of suppression orders, a man in his late sixties was quietly arrested, charged—and later convicted—for the systematic rape, abuse, and imprisonment of his only daughter, “Katherine,” which spanned decades. He fathered four of her children. Until now, this shocking story has been buried under a complex legal web and Katherine’s insistence on silence so that she could rebuild her shattered life and protect her children. In Behind Closed Doors, written with Sue Smethurst, Katherine breaks her silence and tells the story of how she survived—and how such degrading abuse went unnoticed for so long.

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Run time: 7 hours
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Caroline Lee

Caroline Lee is a gifted actor and narrator who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. She has performed for various theatre companies including the Melbourne Theatre Company, Hildegard and Playbox, and she received the Green Room Award for Best Actress in Fringe/Independent Theatre for her roles in Alias Grace and Ordinary Misery. Caroline’s film and television credits include the internationally popular drama Neighbours, as well as Blue Heelers, Halifax fp and Dogs in Space, and in 1998 she won the Sanderson Young Narrator of the Year award.

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