GABBY Petito's dad has revealed his daughter's fiancé Brian Laundrie "had all the hallmarks of an abuser as he pushed the travel blogger to feel shame."

The heartbroken dad, Joe Petito, sat down with Dr Oz to talk about Gabby's relationship with Brian, alongside his daughter's mom Nicole Schmidt, stepdad Jim Schmidt, and stepmom Tara Petito.


Dr Oz questioned Gabby's parents and stepparents if they noticed any possible signs of abuse from Gabby's fiancé.

During the Dr Oz episode, which aired Tuesday, Mr Petito told the TV personality that Brian had "all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship," according to the Independent.

As Gabby's dad likened Brian to a typical domestic abuser, he said: "The way the abuser works is to shame the victim.

Mr Petito added that when abuse victims are shamed, they're less likely to "go out and tell you what’s going on."

"And continually shame the victim to where they start believing that shame is theirs to hold."

But ultimately, the family said they didn't see any "red flags" in their daughter's relationship with Brian.

Even, Gabby's stepmom admitted to feeling disappointed that she couldn't tell of any abuse signs as she had been in an abusive relationship before her marriage to Joe.

Mrs Petito recounted her abuse starting with "isolation," adding: "It wasn’t until he hit me that realized that I needed to get out."

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