When the young Bridgette Baalu moves to New York, she feels she is finally free from her father’s sexual abuse, but she is wrong. When she discovers her fathers perverted desires are now geared toward her young nieces, she does a “Lorena Bobbitt” on her fifty-eight year old father Eric. Bridgett’s life from then on becomes a roller coaster ride with everyone taking sides. The Possession is the story of one woman’s fight to free herself from the chains of long term abuse while learning to love herself.
When a frantic 9-1-1 call came into the police station at 8:30 pm, on July 2011, a sobbing twenty-nine-year-old Brigitte Harris told the dispatcher she wanted desperately to save the life of her bleeding father, Eric Goodrich.
She gave the operator her apartment address. She would later tell authorities, she did not want to kill her sexually abusive father, but only to disable his weapon of abuse-his penis.
She informed the operator she was walking in the direction of the police station, and then hung up. She recalled walking to the nearby Hudson River, and tossing the penis into the ocean. She never arrived at the police station.
Instead, she called her big sister Carleen, and confessed to her of what she had just done to their Liberian born father.
Carleen recalled being in total shock of her baby sisters gruesome confession. She begged Brigitte not to discard the appendage, saying, doctors had the medical technology to reattach such things.
Brigitte, her hair adorned with cornrows cried into the telephone. “It was the evil in our father. Now the evil is gone. He can hurt no more!”