Polygraph “Test” Drives Innocent Steve Wilkos Show Guest to Attempted Suicide

Anca Pennington

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, Anca Pennington, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska purchased three bottles of Tylenol, each containing 24 pills, after passing through security at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey. She then proceeded to a restroom stall, swallowed all of the pills, and laid down to die.

Earlier that day Pennington, a single mother of four, had appeared on the set of the Comcast-owned, NBCUniversal Television Distribution-produced Steve Wilkos Show in Stamford, Connecticut, where host Steve Wilkos had announced that she had miserably failed a polygraph test regarding whether she had burned her infant daughter with cigarettes. The show’s in-house polygraph operator, Daniel D. Ribacoff, had come on stage to support his polygraph results.

Daniel D. Ribacoff

Ribacoff, a member of the American Polygraph Association, has previously claimed on the show, “We have tests that are 99.4% accurate, which is way more accurate than most medical tests, and way more accurate than any jury trial.”

And in a 2016 Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread, in response to a question Steve Wilkos averred, “The lie detector tests are like 99% accurate.”

In fact, however, polygraph “testing” has not been shown through peer-reviewed research to reliably work at better-than-chance levels of accuracy under field conditions. Alan P. Zelicoff and Steven E. Rigdon have conducted a peer-reviewed statistical analysis of the best available field studies of polygraphy. Based on that analysis, Dr. Zelicoff opines that “if a subject fails a polygraph, the probability that she is, in fact, being deceptive is little more than chance alone; that is, one could flip a coin and get virtually the same result for a positive test based on the published data.”

Steve Wilkos

As Pennington recalls, Wilkos told her on stage that she was disgusting, that she was never going to see her kids again, and that she was going to go to jail. The audience booed her.

Pennington recounts that she had looked up to Steve Wilkos as a father figure and had never questioned polygraphs. Afraid that no one would believe her and that she would lose her children, Pennington made the decision to end her life during the ride to the airport for her flight home, writing a suicide note on the sheet of paper with her flight information that was given to her by the show’s producers.

Lying on the airport restroom stall floor after consuming the Tylenol, whose active ingredient, acetaminophen, can cause fatal liver damage in sufficiently large doses, Pennington began to feel warm, and her heart started racing. She became scared, thought of her children, and called 911. An ambulance came. After nearly a week of hospitalization, she was released and returned home to Omaha, having escaped any permanent liver damage.

Photograph of Anca Pennington’s infant daughter’s lesions provided to The Steve Wilkos Show

While in hospital, Pennington showed nurses pictures of lesions on her infant daughter’s leg: lesions that she had suspected were pinch marks or cigarette burns inflicted by the daughter’s father, who had left them, or by the father’s new girlfriend, both of whom also appeared as guests on The Steve Wilkos Show and passed polygraphs. As Pennington recalls, the nurses immediately recognized the lesions as ringworm, a common fungal infection that is easily treated.

Later in December 2019, lesions reappeared on the infant’s leg, and a medical examination confirmed a ringworm infection, for which clotrimazole, an antifungal medication, was prescribed.

Before contacting The Steve Wilkos Show, Pennington had also contacted the Nebraska Division of Family Services regarding her suspicion that her daughter had been abused. In a letter dated 3 December 2019, a full week before her appearance on the show, but which Pennington states she received only after her return to Omaha, Children and Family Services specialist Nicole Powers reported, “Based on the information obtained during this investigation, it has been determined that the allegation will be listed as ‘Unfounded.'”

Pennington reports that on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, The Steve Wilkos Show contacted her and told her that the episode in which she appeared will air in February. Pennington stated that she was “devastated and traumatized.”

AntiPolygraph.org has written to Steve Wilkos Show producer Jillian Calandra, who coordinated Pennington’s appearance on the show, and polygraph operator Daniel Ribacoff seeking comment. At the time of writing, no replies have been received.

In May 2019, the long-running British tabloid television program The Jeremy Kyle Show, which bears similarities to The Steve Wilkos Show, was abruptly canceled after Steve Dymond, who “failed” a polygraph “test” conducted for the show, committed suicide.

In December 2019, Pennington shared her story in a series of video clips that AntiPolygraph.org has assembled as a YouTube playlist:

Update (28 January 2020): On 26 January 2020, The Steve Wilkos Show released a 30-second video clip titled “THE COLD HARD TRUTH…ALL NEW…ALL FEBRUARY LONG!” with snippets of episodes to be aired in February 2020:

At 22 seconds into the video, a few seconds of the as-yet-unaired episode in which Anca Pennington appeared are shown. Steve Wilkos is seen gesticulating at her and shouting, “You’re the one burning your children!”

Pennington replies, “I did not do that!”

The Steve Wilkos Show‘s apparent decision to air this episode, despite compelling evidence that no one burned her child, may be explained by the fact that February 2020 is a Nielsen “sweeps” period during which audience measurements are taken.

AntiPolygraph.org’s inquiries to Steve Wilkos Show producer Jillian Calandra and polygraph operator Daniel D. Ribacoff remain unanswered.

58 thoughts on “Polygraph “Test” Drives Innocent Steve Wilkos Show Guest to Attempted Suicide”

  1. If they have not already, Wilkos and Ribacoff need to admit they teamed up and bullied a woman that has had a tough life for ratings. They need to come clean and apologize to Ms. Pennington, whom they emotionally gang raped at a vulnerable time in her life, her family and to the Creator.
    Anyone that claims any type of “lie detector” has a 99.4% accuracy is a liar. Any lie detector is only as reliable as a coin toss. Therefore, Ribacoff is a liar. The only nice thing I can find nice to say about the liar is that he is not claiming a fake Ph.D like Humble and Baker. In
    fact, it appears Ribacoff has no real education, just a bunch of meaningless certs.
    One thing that really gets my goat are the bozos in the lie industry that try to pass themselves off as the equivalent of forensic scientists through fake doctorates and dime store certs. Gee whiz you bozo liars, get some real education!
    I have never heard of Wilkos before today, but I am disappointed that a former Marine and cop resorted to bullying a vulnerable woman on national TV to the point of near suicide. This type of behavior is pure evil. Come on man, you are better than this. Protect women, do not attack them.

  2. I’d like to point out that Mr Rabacoff is in violation of APA code of ethics. His claims of 99% accuracy according to a APA study is not true. I reached out to the APA to find the study and this was the response: “Mean accuracy excluding inconclusive results is mid 80% for the better performance techniques” Under the code of ethics of the APA section 4.1 states “A member shall not knowingly make, publish, or cause to be published, any false or misleading statements or advertisements relating to the Association or the polygraph profession.” Further more I’ll point out section 3.1 of the APA code of ethics ” Each polygraph report shall be a factual, impartial, and objective account of information developed during the examination, and the examiner’s professional conclusion based on
    analysis of the polygraph data.” It would seem that its a conflict of interest given the fact that Mr. Ribacoff has a financial stake in the show and catching a liar would drive ratings.

      1. Because my kids mom want fame she lying about a lot I got proof of everything. She want to be a bbw model and she couldn’t get famous from the show so she went to get help to stop them from airing the show. Now she trying this way to do it. It’s ridiculous that I’m order for me to see my kids before the show my girlfriend had to do a lie detector test for me to see them again. Like I explained to her she should of took my daughter to the doctor before taking it to the show. It’s been hell with her for about 3 years since she got pregnant with my first daughter with her. She sneaky and lie a lot. And try so much to make people feel sorry for her it’s ridiculous that she mad me lose my job over this show and cause emotional stress on people. Now if the show said my girlfriend burned the baby that would be a lie because I’m always with my baby then what would of happen would of been a different outcome this article ridiculous for even taking her side. She knew what could have happen. She called me crying saying they gone air the show and it’s gone be world wide and people gone make threats to her but yet out here telling people I’m a dead beat even when I get my kids and buy them diapers. Yet I’m the best father the kids got out of the other 2 kids dad that do really do half as much as me but she nicer to them. I wish who ever wrote this article would contact me because I got proof of a lot that needs to be heard. She lied saying I stalked her and more but all I really did was moved on she is so bitter and want everyone to feel bad for her.

        1. You get your kids and buy them diapers??? Lol is that the significance of your financial support here and you’re comparing what you do for these children to the children’s half siblings parents do as if that makes you better. I also, like when men expect to be commended for doing anything they’re expected to do as a father, lol. see what a real parent would do it make sure that those have siblings that you’re saying are neglected by their biological father are equally taken care of just as your children even though you’re not with your ex anymore in order for that whole household to be treated equally and half peace and no jealousy or need W in it.

    1. Good points Joe. I don’t know if APA “ethics” should be classified as a non-sequitur or oxymoron. That is, no ethical person or organization would ever employ a device they know has roughly a chance level of determining truth. The so-called lie detector was shown to be ineffective back in the 1930’s, yet it still, along with its derivatives such as he CVSA, e-meter, et al still keep hanging around like a rusty nail.
      Mr. Ribacoff cannot meet the so-called ethics of the APA. Goes to show that there is no honor among thieves.
      Mr. Wilkos loves bragging about being a former Marine, and Chicago cop, and the credibility this affords him. It is a known that cops do not take polygraph tests since they have a high level of false positives, therefore, no honest cop would ever give a polygraph a “99%” reliability rating. Also, Mr. Wilkos is trying to wiggle out of a recent DUI so he cannot exactly point his finger at young ladies that “fail” a polygraph test.

  3. I can not believe the lies and that this evil woman is even allowed to lie on people. First of all I do not have a meth charge anyone that would like to search my record I am Marriah Schmitz. Second I’ve done everything for those kids out of the kindness of my heart. I have bought presents, cloths, bathed them, put them to bed, they cuddle me and call me mom even when I say no call me Riah they insist on calling me mom because I am a MOM FIGURE! This woman before the show even aired messaged me first sending threats while I was at work saying Randy will not see his kids because I was accused of hurting the baby when Randy said it looked like ringworm in the first place! Not even knowing me she was calling me names and putting me down all while I am caring for her children as if they are my own. I have miscarried all 3 of my children and this woman (not even knowing me) said my children died because I did not deserve them for how terrible of a person i am. Please someone explain who speaks on someone’s dead children? Especially not knowing them. Then she calls the show. I get a call from them begging me to go I told them over and over no. I worked literally every day only one day off every 2 weeks and did not want to go on a plan to be on a show for something I did not do but this evil woman told Randy he would not be able to see his kids unless I went in the show. So for Randy and those kids I did it. I missed work nearly losing my job, I became behind on bills and I went on the plane which I’ve never done and never wanted to all for this amazing father and his kids. Anyone can say what you want but no one understands the harassment, pain, and problems this woman has caused to many people. Her own 2 year old tells me I’m her favorite mommy because this woman has thrown her around, yells at her constantly and does not cuddle and love her. That baby is always wanting to cuddle on the couch with me and tells me she loves me because I show UNCONDITIONAL love to all of Randy’s kids! I will be pressing charges for harassment and slandering my name and I do have proof of the things she did to me. I’m going to continue to provide for those kids and love them as if they where my own because that is the heart I have. The kids have nothing to do with how evil this woman is that’s the hate in her heart. Anca I will be praying for you. Praying you find happiness in your heart and praying you get honest with yourself. The Lord will take care of you and the things you have done and said so with that I will leave it up to God

    1. Is there any way I can post pictures and screenshots on this so we can have the truth shown?!?! I have a lot of proof needing to be seen!

      1. The first thing I know about a woman’s character who is around a man’s children is if she ever went around them before meeting the mom or asking if the mom would mind. A woman who did not meet the mom first is also the same type of woman who would publicly bash the biological mother of children publicly on social media or the internet. It’s also often the exact type of woman men seek out in order to upset the previous mother of his children. Any woman who would do those type of things with someone you have to be very careful with around your own children because she’s willing to rock the boat and have things become so hostile the mom might say well you can’t see your children anymore and she would be perfectly fine with that because of insecurities is what all this shows.

      2. FYI Maria it’s very common for it when I see these exact to be stacked is going on here that I am highly aware that the man goes behind his current girlfriend’s back to the mother of his children saying things like he wants to get back with her because it’s his way of abusing or causing emotional stress to both his current GF and EX. However, his main target will always be the one he has the children with and sometimes the only one he strikes out and plays this emotional cycle with. Statistically and just watching this play out I’m 100% sure that he’s been inappropriate and said things behind your back to her in an emotional way it’s something that’s taking almost as fact – because it’s 99% just like her lie to tactor was that that tactic is being used. So he probably does say he loves her behind your back and order to get her to tell you about it and then so we can deny it. This causes you distress even though you won’t publicly admit it and it causes her distress because y’all are trying to call her crazy which by the way is the A big no-no and abuse tactic we all know down to use in court if an ex or his girlfriend says that especially on social media. Quite textbook and so do you recognize that he’s playing games emotionally behind your back and has and that you were actually upon to play with her.Quite textbook and so do you recognize that he’s playing games emotionally behind your back and has and that you were actually upon to play with her. Textbook how these things go.

    2. First of all you don’t know anca at all all you know is what Randy tells you. I’m with her every day and she’s DAMN GOOD MOTHER!!! I’m here when he was calling her telling her shit about you and how you don’t love him like she does. Y’all on here talking all this shit for no reason and a lot of it is BULLSHIT! Randy himself said he does not leave the kids with you because he doesn’t trust you with them. Did he tell you he said that. Come on with the bullshit keep believing the lies he tell you!

    3. Anytime a girlfriend or a stepmom says anything about the actual mother of the children online – That shows that person’s. Something I see quite often dealing with domestic violence victims or abuse victims where the ex and father of the children will talk down about the mother of the children and even allow or except the girlfriend doing it on social media or the Internet. Doesn’t matter what you’re thinking the mother said about you. No woman who wants to be in her boyfriend’s children’s life and have a happy relationship with a children’s mother whatever speak down on her even if the mother said something about her first – she would bite her tongue. This is often some other things I see in abusive relationships and by the way I’m not talking about physical since that is the least likely used tactic and sometimes never used in these situations.

    4. Why are y’all coming on here and talking about her? She was proved innocent of what the light attacked her test supposedly said she failed? What does that have to do with anything that y’all have a problem with her about? She has a right to be upset that the air show even though she had proof of her innocence ahead of the airing and y’all should want to back her up for the sake of your children being that is the biological mother if y’all really cared about the children involved as much as y’all are trying to make the Internet world thing.

  4. Even if there is any truth to what you 2 are saying this isn’t about you or your egos or your reputations or your relationships with each other or each others’ kids. The hard facts still remain that these 2 con artists Wilkos and Ribacoff willfully twisted up these test results to falsely accuse an innocent woman of burning her daughter, even though she has tangible evidence that prove she did not…and nothing gives them a right to do this. As much as you try to share your own sides to this story, and regardless of the types of parents you perceive her or yourselves to be, this is still a fact that nothing will ever change….and their refusal to respond to the site’s emails or even to apologize to Anca and that they removed the video does seem a little disturbing.

    1. How can you say it is not when this woman is allowed to lie on 2 innocent people putting us down and slandering our names for her own pleaser and fame? Just for people to feel sorry for her she drags good people through the mud. You know what forget it. You people are just as pathetic has she is and I’m gonna let God handle the lies and the judge handle the harassment and slandering

      1. Lie y’all about what? If she thought her child was abused then she did the right thing by investigating it? You should not be commenting on this I need to step back but you’re showing the type of woman you are. And he shouldn’t be commenting on this either but no one cares about how this is affecting the children and their mom. That should be our priority now because that is the children’s mom and this affects them and her. But apparently you’re angry that y’all had to take a lie detector test just like she did? Oh dear. Poor u.

    2. What evidence is there that she did not do it? She admitted to getting high all the time what’s not to say she didn’t think she accidentally ashes in the baby or something and that’s why she failed or like she’s admitted to Randy sometimes she leaves them inside unattended while she goes outside to smoke with her friends and the 4 kids can play rough and she gets marks from that all the time what’s not to say that she knew that is why and she tried to smoke weed or something to lie to the test. There is no evidence either way so I agree the show was fucking dumb but she needs to expose herself completely if she is going to lie about Randy and I. And you people do not know the truth or the full story you go on one woman so who are any of you to judge. ?????

      1. Marriah please stop lying on me. You do have a charge for meth under your married name. My 2 year old doesnt barely speak that clear to say you are her favorite mom wth??? Randy threatened my life soo many times, you have no idea who he really is. I tried to leave over 20 times but he harnessed me at my jobs, my house. You have no clue what you are saying. You don’t even know me. Both of you are mad the show won’t air, Randy said how he couldn’t wait till it airs, yall want fame not me. I wouldn’t be so quick to laugh you have no idea what Randy is capable of….none! I have medical papers and no I never smoke around my babies, Randy has called cps on me 3 times out of spite.

        1. Anca God is going to get you. Under my married name I have no record or charges under my original name Marriah Schmitz I do have a procession of marijuana under and ounce. I admit my wrong. Look up my public records. I have filed for harassment and filed a police report. I’m done with this childish arguing your child does talk you just don’t listen you are to busy leaving them unattended to smoke weed with your friends which you can pee test me hunny I haven’t smoked or even drank since summer of 2018. I worry about my job and the kids. I pay for and take care of 4 kids that are not even mine out of the kindness of my heart. If you where so worried thinking I burned the baby why wouldn’t you call the cops or take her to a doctor no instead you ran to a tv show lol what kind of mother does that? And waited a week before we even went to the show that whole time your child suffering? Any good mother would have takin her to the doctor but you NEVER do! You 1 year old has been sick for months and can’t breath at night we ask you to take her to the doctor and you won’t and when the 2 year old was sick in the middle of the week (which we get them on the weekend) you call Randy saying you can’t handle it so we take her to our house and give her medication and I cuddle her and give her a hot bath and in 2 days she is better. She needs a real mom not someone worried about plublicity. I will send you a picture of my publis records and I am taking a screen shot of you again slandering my name and harassing me and turning that in to file with my police report I made yesterday. And as far as Randy saying he loves you lol girl come on now he is completely open and honest with me I see your messages I see the terrible things you say to him I hear the fights I also seen all the police records yesterday of how you abused him you have a domestic violence charge and he has none. How is he abusive when you are the one with the charge? You are pathetic just seeking attention. That’s fine do that but in the mean time we are doing this the right way. THROUGH THE LAW. Instead of looking for help through publicity you need to be looking for help through a doctor because you are VERY mentally unstable. So with that I will pray for you hunny and please PLEASE get the mental help you need

          1. I hope she file harassment and screenshots all this. Wouldn’t want my kids around any type of man or his girlfriend that would do this type of nonsense or retaliation on the Internet after what was very wrong that occurred out of this and at the least remember this is the mother of the children.

        2. I’m going to contact you on your YouTube and please stop responding to them the best you can or carefully review your responses by a trained professional dealing with abuse tactics like myself or someone else who has also not only been trained but been through them. These are clear abuse tactics being used against you and they’re just trying to gaslight you more which the trauma will cause you to make angry responses that and turn down just keep using against you and starting the cycle over.

    3. What u mean about us 2 I couldn’t even see my kids fuck what you talking bout I hate liars period point blank don’t lie to get fame.

  5. What makes you people think anyone cares about your jobs or what types of people or parents you are at a time like this? Those children you claim to love so much or supposedly are much better parents to than Anca almost lost their mother to suicide, at the hands of a cruel, corrupt TV host she squarely placed her life and faith in, and her motherhood, moral character, and your personal image is all you can think about?

    1. Well she’s obviously not mentally stable enough to have the kids. She doesn’t treat them right anyway. No one knows the back ground at all. This evil woman has thrown the 2 year old. Leaves the kids unattended so she can go smoke weed with her friends and constantly worry’s about ruining others lives no matter who is in the way (the kids) she is the one that put us on the show we tried to not go but she threatened if we did not go she will take the kids from their amazing father who provides and does anything for those kids! All for a dumb fucking show! She didn’t get her way so she is throwing a fit like a child and doing this and pulled the suicide thing. She’s done it before when Randy tried to leave her as well. The woman IS NOT MENTALLY STABLE! I agree with that she needs serious help and running anywhere to lie to get publicity is not the help she needs. She needs medication and a doctor but you know what I’m gonna leave it to God and the judge because today I am filing charges for harassment and for slandering my name. The things she said hurt and if I was more of a weak person I would try to commit suicide to actually I would have long ago when she told me my 3 children deserved to die because I’d be a bad mom…..I almost did it then…fell into deep depression over her saying that but thank the good Lord for Randy he comforted me and made me strong

      1. Typical thing I see all the time with women who have at least been mentally abused or gone through things with their ex. The number one abuse tactic that occurs next is the man gets with a girlfriend, they allow this girlfriend around the children before getting the mom’s permission or introducing (all women should know that’s a number one red flag by the way), they’ve been through the biggest abuse tactic of all which is he will then bash her on the Internet and allow his girlfriend to. You Know what we call this domestic abuse. And yes in the situation it’s not gonna matter if she says something publicly this is strictly the way this abuse tactic works out with an X being a male and then his girlfriend doing it by the way,. Try to refer to it as domestic abuse now because abuse or domestic violence type of situations often never actually used physical violence and so a lot of people don’t realize abuse tactics are being used against them. Like your gaslighting here and everything and I’m a palled enough to almost reach out to this woman with services of legal aid and other abuse services that I am connected with.

    2. Well obviously this ain’t the only time she tried to kill her self I have proof and when ever someone wants it let me know other than that you don’t know how much hell she puts on others so with that being sad the show still airing ? good day. Trying to destroy someone with lies and it back fired ? I’m done!!!

  6. This lady sounds like a lunatic. Hopefully those kids get taken away from the mom and go with the dad. How can you confuse ringworm for a burn. Oh yeah if you’re an unhappy baby mama. You will do anything to hurt the father. Move on let things go. Cant wait to watch the show. And maybe you shouldn’t of called his show if you didnt want to be incriminated. Fucking sucks when karma back fires on you doesnt it.

  7. Well, ok, I never said she’s a saint, I don’t know her personally and I doubt she is a perfect parent, or completely stable, but you aren’t either if you publicly admit to suicidal ideation too but the fact still remains that Dan and Steve knowingly produced false results lyingly telling this woman she burned her child even though she has concrete evidence through photos and medical records proving she did not. If she were truly guilty why isn’t she in jail and why isn’t she afraid to share her story. In case you don’t know Steve Wilkos does have an extended track record of using, manipulating, and exploiting his guests for money and ratings. I don’t know if the site will let me post the links to these videos but if you Google Dirty Weather, Primal Werewolf, and Dimples 25 along with Steve Wilkos and review their commentaries you will see that Steve and his staff aren’t trustworthy and others besides Anca have their own story to share. You both come off as if you are all in your own feelings, an innocent woman almost died because of Steve’s cruelty and if your hurt feelings is all you can think about then I can see why she was driven over the edge.

  8. Lol Una why are you blaming Anca for Steve’s and Dan’s “mistake”? She said in her video that no one even mentioned the “burn” until Dan mentioned it during the test session. They are the ones who said “burn”, not her. And the hospital records confirm the girl was never burned. Anca has the physical proof that she did not do this and she didn’t go to jail for it. This is why Steve’s show should be sued and maybe even cancelled. So there. I’m done.

  9. This is Anca. Randy and Mariah you both are immature and liars! I met Randy in 2015, he had 1 pair of shoes to his name. He lost his car and moved in with me too soon within a month. I had known Randy since 08 but only as an acquaintance. He slowly became abusive, he would get in my face when I said something he didn’t like, he has pushed me while pregnant multiple times. He ripped my 1st child’s ultrasound pictures and my Bible, wished death on both of my children while I was pregnant. I tried to leave Randy many times, over 20 times in 4 years. He would harass me at my jobs, publicly humiliate me, threaten to kill me in front of my older children too many times. Both of my kids went to their counselor because they were scared. He has threatened to take his life on multiple occasions when I would break up with him. He would call me fat b…, tell me how worthless I was, told me im nothing and that he is above me, I was almost 300 lbs when I left him, had no self esteem. He has a breaking and entering for busting down my door.He has called CPS on me 3 times, they always closed the case. I left him because I couldn’t allow my kids to see their mother getting treated like dirt and had enough after he brought clamydia to me not long after my child was born. My last child gave me the strength I needed to leave for good. Marriah what I went thru should be a warning of who Randy really is. He would put his fists in my face, watch me flinch and laugh. That’s evil if you ask me. I don’t care about the lies you all say, facts don’t lie. Im not some evil, pot head. I take care of my kids by myself, I clean, cook, provide and I am a good mother. I have the girls 5 days a week, while Randy complains about watching em 2 days a week if that. Randy is mad the show didn’t air, he is that sick in the head and hates me because he could no longer abuse me and control me! He has also just about a week ago told me he loved me lol too bad I am past that phase!

    1. Hey I got proof and police reports email text voicemails and more of you being abusive so yes it’s your fault you wanted to go to the show and as far as trying to have a YouTube channel to try and blow up or get popular I don’t care keep my business out your mouth simple how much pain you caused kicking me out because u was high and had no good friends for 2 years I worked my family know who you are and how you did me everytime you kicked me out you wanted to know who I was talking to and writing women on Facebook that like my status or pics grown up and like I said anyone want proof can hit my line so take it how you want

    2. Another big abuse tactic is threatening to take his life. All that I’ve seen this I’m 100% sure of every abuse that the guy was just pointing out and this is textbook of his tactics against you and I’m going to reach out to you to get you help. You’re going to have to stop responding to them and allowing an advocate like me or someone else to handle it in the future so that it doesn’t distress you or cause PTSD issues or trauma stress triggers. It’s a way to defuse these abusers as well and unfortunately new girlfriends also become an abusers Coabuser.

  10. This is Anca. Randy and Mariah you both are immature and liars! I met Randy in 2015, he had 1 pair of shoes to his name. He lost his car and moved in with me too soon within a month. I had known Randy since 08 but only as an acquaintance. He slowly became abusive, he would get in my face when I said something he didn’t like, he has pushed me while pregnant multiple times. He ripped my 1st child’s ultrasound pictures and my Bible, wished death on both of my children while I was pregnant. I tried to leave Randy many times, over 20 times in 4 years. He would harass me at my jobs, publicly humiliate me, threaten to kill me in front of my older children too many times. Both of my kids went to their counselor because they were scared. He has threatened to take his life on multiple occasions when I would break up with him. He would call me fat b…, tell me how worthless I was, told me im nothing and that he is above me, I was almost 300 lbs when I left him, had no self esteem. He has a breaking and entering for busting down my door.He has called CPS on me 3 times, they always closed the case. I left him because I couldn’t allow my kids to see their mother getting treated like dirt and had enough after he brought clamydia to me not long after my child was born. My last child gave me the strength I needed to leave for good. Marriah what I went thru should be a warning of who Randy really is. He would put his fists in my face, watch me flinch and laugh. That’s evil if you ask me. I don’t care about the lies you all say, facts don’t lie. Im not some evil, pot head. I take care of my kids by myself, I clean, cook, provide and I am a good mother. I have the girls 5 days a week, while Randy complains about watching em 2 days a week if that. Randy is mad the show didn’t air, he is that sick in the head and hates me because he could no longer abuse me and control me! He has also just about a week ago told me he loved me lol and that he used Marriah for money, too bad I am past that phase! I went on that show for the right reasons, I believed Steve would uncover the truth, Randy didn’t care about the marks. Why didn’t you??? I love my kids they are all I have!

  11. And another thing everytime I meet to pick up my kids you mad talking bout I did you wrong if ain’t about the kids why speak to me you the most pathetic person I ever seen like my nieces said you are a mother worry bout the kids you got with 2 other different daddies that don’t do shit for they kids but me getting them and buying diapers while being on child support is ridiculous

  12. Anca let’s be honest! You knew those marks where ringworm but you wanted to be on the show so you went and when they asked you do you know how the baby got those marks you lied and said no and that is how you failed that question then they ask right after did you burn the baby and you where nervous from lieing to the first question that you failed the second question. Be honest! Don’t lie and look for publicity! If you where really worried that I burnt the baby you would not have waited a week for a show a good mother would have called the cops or took the baby to the doctor to make sure she is okay

  13. Anca is such a good mother but right now she is getting arrested and we have the babies. They are dirty and sick when just on Sunday when we sent them back they where clean and not sick at all….so sad….God has all of us and will do what is right obviously! So happy we have the babies safe and sound ??

  14. Why is this crap show still on the air despite the amount of people it hurts and lives it destroys anyone know

  15. @Anca Is he really just using her for money and told you he loved you? Hahahahaha! I wish the show could air a 2nd part of this episode to make him do a lie detector test for that!

    1. I’ll take watever don’t ever think I won’t. But if you against it why want me to do it y’all lame as hell

  16. Yeah Randy take the lie detector test to prove you didn’t tell Anca you love her and are just using Marriah for money. ?

  17. There is no need for Randy to take any type of test. He shows me every message as it comes in, I hear them arguing I even go with to pick up the kids sometimes. He hates her for all she has put him his family and those children through and anyone that knows the 2 of them and the situation knows that. And as for money he buys me stuff I need pays bills and we both buy stuff for the kids and each other it’s a joint thing how a relationship should be. Anca is bitter and pathetic I mean come on guys she got arrested yesterday for assault and battery. She lies constantly to make herself look good that’s why instead of going to the cops or even a doctor when she found the “burn marks” she called the show and didn’t take the baby to the doctor till 2 weeks after the show. What kind of concerned mother does that? She wants publicity she wants people to feel sorry for her. But really it’s okay because karma is already acting on her with her getting arrested yesterday

  18. Ha y’all lame to bad y’all don’t know she did this to someone else that I was talking to and also others on Facebook that I never communicated with so what you say is irrelevant when I got proof of everything so good day don’t have to prove shit to any of you. You probably one of her low life friends that’s getting cheating on by your man which I heard everybody business from her lol I won’t even entertain Y’all bullshit about me or what she say. And also I got people that read this article and laughted and said she sound dumb sorry that y’all don’t know her personally so why speak on something that ain’t involved you o yea because people like you have no life good day. And why hide behind the comments show your name weak ass people.

    1. My name is Jerry Quick and I think you need your ass whooped. You and that fat pig Steve wilkos. He needs to loose his show bc he is nothing but an alcoholic. Has a charge of dwi on his record and destroyed property. Idc if he’s famous. ! And just so you know, Randy. No one ” laughted” that’s not even a word, lol lol you uneducated inbred dumbass! OMG!

  19. Anca sweetheart I believe you. Randy refuses a lie detector test which screams guilt on his part and it seems the lady is in denial and we know from experience how much Steve has hurt other lovely people like you so don’t worry your pretty mind and keep doing your thing and never let these 2 bullies or others like them get to you. If Randy were truly innocent he would jump at an opportunity to prove it so that is obviously a lie detector test he stupidly already failed.

    1. How can people be pushing Randy to take a lie detector when everyone is saying they are fake and lies? I don’t understand this whole thing is supposed to be about how inaccurate lie detectors are but people are jumping to conclusions calling him a lier and pushing him to take a lie detector lol. What a joke

  20. Well Randy himself is the one who said that the test Anca took is accurate even though he sees she has hard proof that it wasn’t. He is the one who is trying to use those phony test results against her therefore he should prove he didn’t tell Anca he loves her and uses Maria for money. And if he really wants to believe in the credibility of a polygraph then he himself should take one to prove he never verbally told Anca these things and the fact that he refuses to take one is saying a whole lot.

  21. Shut up Randy and leave Anca alone, she’s already been through hell. You’re just using all these red herrings to cover over the fact that you told Anca that you still love her and use the other woman for money. You refuse a lie detector test so that’s enough proof she is telling the truth. I also saw that video Anca uploaded of you abusing her.

  22. I believe and relate to you Anca because I too am dealing with my own stuff with Steve. I feel trapped in a dangerous situation and no one believes me or cares. Much of that is because at least you have proof you are telling the truth and I don’t, so at least you’re a little more fortunate than me in that regard. However I have tried contacting that show multiple times to ask if I could take one of their stupid lie detector tests to prove it but of course they don’t care and they won’t listen and I think this is partly why they did to you what they did, because they want to hide and protect what Steve does with me for their own selfish interests. They dumped all their guilt and corruption onto you because they mistook you for an easy target for it. Yes, I understand because I too have been actively thinking about overdosing on sleeping pills because Steve will never fess up to what he does to me, he’s nothing but a self-entitled hypocritical jerk. I can’t believe how incredibly cruel, narcissistic, and money-hungry Steve and the rest of his crew are, you’re right, they have no morals or consciences, it’s only all about their personal reputations and staying rich off of people’s sufferings.

  23. Angel, please don’t hurt yourself!. I believe this happened to me, so that you and many others are freed from the illusion that a man made machine can detect lies and truth. You are not guilty or convicted based off a polygraph! This machine is a toy and very unreliable. Much love ?

  24. Hi Antipolygraph…hope you don’t mind me sharing my thoughts. I just wanted to include a concern about Anca’s story that I think you might be interested in adding as an update.

    So I went on the Steve Wilkos website and it appears that the show won’t be releasing the episode in which Anca was filmed as she was informed in an email it would; the reason I say this is because we are at the tail end of the month in which Anca was told the episode would air and I don’t see its preview in the list for the upcoming eps for this week – the FINAL week of February! So it looks like the cowards have changed their minds. I am sure Anca now has ample evidence with which she can sue Steve.

    Anyway, I just thought you might be interested in including this curious tidbit in your article and just wanted to give you a heads up. I hope you accept my request to add this update, and take care. Respectfully, J.

    1. Thank you for mentioning this, Jason. Indeed, the episode with Anca Pennington has not aired, and evidently will not air, in February 2020. In addition, The Steve Wilkos Show deleted the February preview clip in which Ms. Pennington appeared. While it would appear that the episode in question will not be aired, we don’t know for a fact that this is the case. In due course, we will post an update to this post.

  25. I hate Steve wilkos. He also was involved in a car wreck where he was charged with a dwi. He was way over the legal limit & took out several telephone poles and damaged property just down the street from his home. He tells ppl on his show they are “disgusting” he is disgusting! Why is he still allowed to have a show?! Why!? He’s nothing but a bully with an alcohol problem?! He belongs in a dumpster with yesterday’s trash. No one should waste a minute on his opinion.

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