Mandy Bass: The Woman Who Forgave The Intruder Who Brutally Beat Her | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>UNBELIEVABLE. LUCKILY, MANDY BASS MADE IT OUT OF HER DOOR AND INTO THE ARMS OF THE POLICE, WHO WERE WAITING OUTSIDE. MANDY IS HERE WITH US NOW. AND THE MAN WHO ATTACKED HER WILL JOIN US IN A MOMENT. MANDY HAS BRITAWRITTEN HA BOOK ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE. “TAMING THE TAKOLASH.” WE’LL GET TO THE TIGHT OFFICIAL THE BOOK IN A SECOND. THAT CONFUSED SOME OF US. YOU WALK US THROUGH THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU KNEW YOU WERE UNDER ATTACK. DID YOU THINK HE WAS GOING TO KILL YOU?>>YES. I KNEW IF I DIDN’T GET OUT, I WAS SURE I WAS GOING TO DIE THAT DAY.>>YOU FEEL THE REASON YOU LIVED IS YOU WERE ABLE TO BLOCK HIM WITH THAT CHAIR AND RUN.>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S NO WAY TO KNOW. BUT I’M VERY HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO BLOCK WITH MY ARM. OBVIOUSLY, THERE WAS SOMETHING GOING ON, I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT.>>THIS IS EVERYONE’S WORST NIGHTMARE. IN THE SAFETY OF YOUR OWN HOME, NOT DOING ANYTHING, TO BE ATTACKED WITHIN AN INCH OF YOUR LIFE. THE TRAUMA THAT COMES FROM THAT PHYSICALLY IS ONE THING. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA IS MORE SIGNIFICANT.>>YEAH. THE PHYSICAL INJURIES WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS HAD PRETTY MUCH — I HAD MADE MY WAY THROUGH THEM. BUT EMOTIONALLY, YOU KNOW, I WAS VERY LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME SKILLS AND PEOPLE AROUND ME WHO REALLY HELPED ME WITH THE TRAUMA. BUT EMOTIONALLY, IT WAS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TIME AND VERY DIFFICULT TO DO ORDINARY THINGS. AS CRAZY AS IT SOUNDS, IT WAS — I WAS AFRAID TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AFTERWARDS. EVEN THOUGH THE ATTACK HAD HAPPENED –>>DOESN’T SOUND CRAZY.>>EVEN THOUGH THE ATTACK HAPPENED INSIDE THE HOUSE, I MADE THAT MY LITTLE FORTRESS.>>YOU RUN OUTSIDE, THE POLICE ARE THERE. THE POLICE HAD BEEN THERE, SITTING OUTSIDE, WHILE SHE WAS GETTING ATTACKED. THEY SAY, BECAUSE OF PROTOCOL. THEY SAW HIM RUN INTO YOUR HOUSE?>>THEY SAW HIM BREAK THE WINDOW. THEY SAW HIM GET OVER THE FENCE. AND THEY WITNESSED HIM — THAT’S WHAT THE POLICE REPORT SAYS, THEY SAW HIM BREAK MY WINDOW. AND YOU KNOW, THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I WASN’T AWARE THAT THEY WERE OUT UNTIL I ESCAPED FROM THE HOUSE. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THEY WERE OUT THERE THE WHOLE TIME.>>WE REACHED OUT TO THE POLICE FOR COMMENT. I MEAN, THEY WERE THERE WHILE SHE WAS GETTING BRUTALLY ATTACKED. AND THEY HAVE NOT RETURNED OUR CALLS. PREVIOUSLY, THEY SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF PROTOCOL, WAITING FOR BACKUP, WAITING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SITUATION WAS, WHAT THEY WOULD BE RUNNING INTO, AND SO ON. YOU WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TO TREATMENT FOR YOUR INJURIES AND YOU HAD TO RETURN HOME, TELL US WHAT THE SCENE WAS WHEN YOU WALKED BACK INTO THAT HOME BY YOURSELF.>>IT WAS A REALLY COLD NIGHT. AND THE WINDOW HAD BEEN BROKEN. THE POLICE HAD SECURED THE HOUSE WITH THE HURRICANE SHUTTER. BUT IT WAS COLD. YOU COULD FEEL THE WIND COMING THROUGH. WHEN WE WALKED IN, IT WAS REALLY EERIE. A YOUNG POLICE OFFICER TOOK ME THROUGH THE HOUSE, TURNED ON ALL THE LIGHTS AND LEFT. I WAS THERE WITH THIS BROKEN WINDOW. THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. THERE WAS GLASS EVERYWHERE. AND WHEN I HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL, THEY HAD WANTED ME TO STAY. AND I WAS AFRAID BECAUSE MY CATS — I HAVE TWO CATS. AND I HAD ASKED THE POLICE, I WAS COMMUNICATING WITH THEM WHEN I WAS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. AND I WAS SAYING, PLEASE MAKE SURE MY CATS ARE OKAY. WHEN I LEFT, I WAS AFRAID TO LEAVE THEM.>>AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, MANDY WAS VERY ANGRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. AND SHE DID SOMETHING WITH THAT ANGER. WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT NEXT, WHEN WE MEET THE MAN WHO ATTACKED HER. AND HIS BACK STORY WILL STUN YO He’s a NASCAR Champion who’s faced thousands of drivers. She’s a world-class swimmer who’s stared down the best in her sport. But for both of them, the most challenging opponent was… PE blood clots in my lung. It was really scary. A DVT in my leg. I had to learn all I could to help protect myself. My doctor and I choose XARELTO� XARELTO�… to help keep me protected. 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100 Replies to “Mandy Bass: The Woman Who Forgave The Intruder Who Brutally Beat Her | Megyn Kelly TODAY”

  1. Sounds like he was the perfect kid that wanted to rebel and just lost it. Great story. It had me in tears when she talked about the hug.

  2. I am rooting for you Kevin, you were given a second chance, USE it and I see you’re using and I am rooting for you.

  3. This woman knows Jesus Christ! He saved her and she saved Kevin! God is so good, and the message of forgiveness, redemption and grace is being spread. Her spirit is so full of love and grace. We should all try just as hard.

  4. "Before there is a mistake, there is a decision" Wow….. Young man, you just blessed my life with that one! God bless you both!!!😊😊😊

  5. One of the most beautiful stories that I have ever heard…..this is pure unadulterated love !!!

  6. Police protocol??? Since when do they follow protocol especially when it’s a white womans home and a black man breaking in??? This sounds like a set up to me

  7. Police protocol??? Since when do they follow protocol especially when it’s a white womans home and a black man breaking in??? This sounds like a set up to me

  8. Police protocol??? Since when do they follow protocol especially when it’s a white womans home and a black man breaking in??? This sounds like a set up to me

  9. God bless you both. When I think of the pettiness that people refuse to forgive, I'm even more in awe of these two. I think God allowed this to happen so that they, together, could provide a picture of what forgiveness looks like.

  10. Ooh Mandy you are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Your forgiveness gave this young man a second chance. I'm crying but happy gratitude tear😊

  11. megyn call of your dogs on bill; never call him or your stalking him and extortation; hes under my order not too pick up the phone or here any of cronies voices; and do not even try putting some crony on me;; exortation its all gonna be email time stamped so back off my friend im playing d for bill; ill never hear your voice girls ; and then its all LE reverse so every text going to LE every email going to LE ok; its all email right off the bat and course i compeletley banish you and friends from ever messaging me preemptively; ok; just leave us alone; thats the jest; LEAVE US ALONE; me and BILL; LEAVE us alone; ok or stalking if you even message me once;

  12. Many people experience grace and perform acts of kindness and forgiveness using the guidance of spiritual masters like Jesus, Ramakrishna, Siddhartha Gautama, Lao Tsu, Mulla Nasraddin, or their own inner voice, their Better Angel. The problem with relying on religion — of any stripe— is that most adherents don't experience the teachings in the way the teacher intended. Just look at how many "Christians" value retribution over forgiveness and rehabilitation. This woman comes by her inner deity naturally. Her identifying as Christian is incidental.

  13. She is an amazing woman. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. We all need to remember that!! So proud of him too. Coming out like that & showing his identity & owning up to his actions. That’s incredible. Hopefully this helps other people. ❤️❤️❤️

  14. God bless u Mandy
    So sorry baby grl 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
    Ur 2 celebrate
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👸👸👸👸

  15. Something wonderful came from something so violent. Forgiveness so that healing can start from within yourself and forgiving a young man who made a horrible decision so that he too could learn to forgive himself. Mandy is the kind of person we should all strive to be more like.

    #GodIsGood

  16. I'm pretty sure the lady behind him in the Blue Coat would never ever forgive him scolding him with her eyes the Whole video.

  17. It is shocking depending in what State you live the police operate with political correctness " which means stepping back if they believe the suspect is an illegal immigrant, I was given an LSD cocktail, this can happen even if you are anti-drugs, the person who gave him the drug is just as responsible as him, I am glad Mandy Bass came through her ordeal alright,

  18. I'm crying too! Meghan~~~ and Kevin with Ms Bass … Forgiveness & LOVE
    Making JESUS & Our Father happy as
    Our Creator❤️🇺🇸💟⚓️🙏, Nancy,NYS

  19. Mandy exemplifies the true spirit of forgiveness. She’s a 👼 guardian angel. As for this young man he’s intelligent, thankful, humble but most importantly he’s extremely fortunate for having someone who has the power of God within her. He’s a lucky 🍀 kid!

  20. So the police waited outside her door while she was being beaten almost to death?? These police officers need forgiveness!!! Most police officers are heroes… I am not sure what to call these police officers…. but DEFINITELY NOT HEROES!

  21. Sometimes someone take the wrong road and God give them a chance to get back on the right road. Beware of false friends judge people by their works and the words that comes from the mouth. Real life lesson that young people should take a grip on their life that they can withstand all evil .God blessings

  22. I 100% believe him. When he talked about the feeling of being on drugs and feeling trapped and wanting a way out that’s real. Long story short I was I pressured into smoking spice. I had a bad trip much like him. Lucky for me my brothers kept me close and waited till it stopped.

  23. Why the EXCUSE about being laced with LSD when he's already admitted doing it. Megan screwed that up a little. Making him look bad.

    All in all. Fair play. I wouldn't of forgave, maybe in age that feeling will come, but for now, I think it was all smoke and mirrors.

  24. I've done acid, my reaction was not even close to his.. It makes me wonder if in some people take drugs it triggers something in their mind? cause you don't hallucinate like that..on it.

  25. "I accepted death." …good boy.

    Drugs aren't for everyone and NEVER TO BE TRIED WITHOUT BEING AT HOME WITH SAFE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE DRUG WELL.

    OMG.
    SO thankful for this woman and this boy's experience.

  26. What a great story. I believe if the young man was a thug, she would have forgiven him, but he would be sent to jail. She had seen how he lived his life up to that point, and how he really did have a future and that's what changed her mind.

  27. Two lives which crossed paths unexpectedly and in a horrible way was the best thing which happened to the both of them! This is just a glimpse into how God sees us when we do so many things to attack His sovereignty and goodness towards us! What a powerful story. The kindness and mercy she extended has already had a profound impact and will have a ripple effect across generations! God bless Ms. Mandy for truly walking out her Christian walk and for this young, articulate, intelligent, brown man who has been given a chance to live the life God intended! Wow! If we all got what we deserved, many of us we be in enormous peril, ourselves! Thank You Jesus for Your mercy and unmerited grace!

  28. This story truly has blessed my soul. Thank you for your heart to forgiveness. What a priceless gift that you have given. May you both continue to impact the world with your stories.

  29. What a crock of💩 what they forgot to tell you is he didnt take the LSD that day he took it 24hrs before and although this drug shows in the urine up to 8hrs later and in the blood for 6 to 12hrs, and takes effect 30 to 90 minutes after taking it and the effects of LSD last at most no more than 12hrs if your a small skinny weedy tiny person, or compared to a more senior person in age like the average everyday person the effects may last longer for them like 12hrs, but as they keep saying he is a healthy young athlete in his prime so as a young male athlete he will have a faster metabolisim so the process of it passing through his system would of been very quick and expelled from his body more rapidly not 24hrs later unless he just took it that very day but as it claims in the reports he admited to taking it 24hrs before??? So sorry im not buying it but now their both making alot of money of this story from book deals to public speaking, and why hasnt this godley woman looked into all the other thousands of people out there that are now in prison for a long long time because they too commited serious crimes being under the influence of drugs and get the judical system to change the law that people shouldnt be criminalised and punished and locked away for their crimes commited while under the influence of drugs😆😂🤣😱👎🏼

  30. Wonderful Woman ! She looks like an Angel on Earth. Blessings. This Man has now discovered a real , true Christian trait. Blessings to you ,too, Mate.

  31. Two beautiful souls. This is such a lesson just Don’t Do It!!! Don’t try that first pill, that first drag that first anything that will alter you, just don’t.

  32. My dear big sister I am sorry you have to goes this mess and our Lord our God save you to fight this devil into your home and wow it is very crazy for a man young and older person you never know anyone ever get into this kinds of situation and be watchful every where you goes or be at your home and praying before you leave home and praying again before you come home and our lord will sent the warrior to protect you from evil world ok we will never know it can be anyone so we have to be very careful with yourself else where ok

  33. My big brother and sister it is alot of pain for our young generation is going through truly did happen and when get to the wrong level of life in to thing it not god at all and that what happens they don't know what really hit them because they be ln the wrong place or doing thing in the wrong people and it come out that way and we have to open our ey s to seen thing is not god at all around then being around the wrong people just like my baby brother he didn't want to listen to his mother as she tell him you can't do that and for his so call friend use him and he didn't know they would set him up like that as he got lock up just imgine how he feel being lock for something he didn't do and you can goes crazy In jail for along time he was trying to get out of jail to escape out of prison if I didn't come there with a stupid skirt and I can see through it and I didn't have the money to buy me a sweat pants he would be alive today and we all in the family didn't know be had the bad heart and they was going to let him come home and all of sudden they say he went to play basketball and someone made for him to hit his head on a hard odeject and he has the serzuire and die right in the spot ok my daughter say someone knew about it and they didn't want him to goes home because they can't goes home themselves ok that how men or in jail they will take your life if they can't be free ok be careful our big brothers our God is watching you and you just don't know what you are going to ahead to In your life the Lord is in control he is the boss and he also is in charge of your life any single one of them ok peace of mind ok as long you ask God to forgiven your sin will be forgiven by god in heaven ok

  34. Wow! this is a beautiful story! Her strong faith enabled her to use the power of love and kindness to forgive her assailant n give him another chance in life.
    Mandy you're a true angel! You've saved him from a doomed life.

  35. That was a miracle from God that caused her to forgive and see that he wasn’t himself and under influence of a drug!! People needed to see that and take it in account before they lock someone up see the thing and person and talk or watch someone else talk to the person if you’re not able to before judgment that’s all.

  36. I have watched a number Megyn's interviews and she's good at probing and she says the right things but there is no empathy, like no heart.

  37. It sounded like Mandy was switching dialects during her interview! I wonder where she came from before she moved to the United States!

  38. Wow this woman has a heart of gold and this man is truly sorry for what he did. This is an amazing story. The power of forgiveness goes a long way and I think he deserves it. Drugs make you a crazy person don’t do them!! Take his experience and put it into perspective.

  39. This story could have gone so many ways. The headlines could have been "Teenager breaks in to house assaults woman and gets shot". Everyone would be saying "good!, he got what he deserved"

    We would probably barely hear anything about drugs been involved ,we definitely wouldn't know about the kid's accomplishments, or that this was unusual behavior, or that he was a good kid..

    we would have never known the full story , we wouldn't have seen the story from any other side. This child's legacy and name would have been tarnished while his parents grieve the loss of their child while carrying the burden of having a son who brutally attacked a woman.

    That could have been the story.. If not for one thing… Mandy.

    Forgiveness is powerful , thoughts are powerful, form your own.. do not let the media form thoughts for you. This is an AMAZING story.

  40. Mandy Bass: You are a fool. You're lucky to be alive. You are alone? You I've in FL where you can stand your ground? Get yourself a gun, learn how to use it. G-D forbid if there is a "next time", use it. Make sure the intruder doesn't get out alive.

  41. He's the typical 'hood con man. He's a drug addict. He'll always be a drug addict. You can put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig. This is the typical liberal "feel-good" story that should have never been told.

  42. I just burst into tears… thank you madam Mandy for such a wonderful heart. Praise the Lord For your life and Kevin thank you so very much for the willing heart of taking responsibilities over your deeds. May The Lord Almighty Bless both of you. A living testimony madam Mandy.

  43. If all people heard was the story of the attack, they’d be saying that guy is scum and should rot prison. This is a perfect example of why we should never rush to judgement. So next time you hear in the news about some guy who brutally rapes and murders an innocent person, just remember you don’t know his story. He could be stand-up citizen.

  44. She may still have forgiven him, for herself, but I think his TRUE remorse is why the sentencing was as it was. If he had been, as many are, the type that could have cared less, the outcome would have been different. Plus, the fact he was clearly on something and different than his past model behavior. Drugs are demons.

  45. This is INDEED the power of GOD'S LOVE! When she started telling the story about his crying and his dad started crying that's when I started crying. Jesus commands us to forgive because we sinned against Him. This guy is tremendously BLESSED and fortunate. Wow. God bless Miss Mandy's heart!!!! I pray she is PROTECTED & blessed for her willingness to forgive. I all pray Kevin STAYS away from drugs or other negative influences & wont forget his blessing, and how God saved him from utter destruction. ~~Jesus is Lord~~

  46. All I can say as a black woman to this lady is god bless you. How you can forgive shows what kind of person you are is beautiful. But if this was me black or white I would forgive but my attacker would go to jail I hope young man that ur truly sincere

  47. You can tell he’s a good kid that got messed up from drugs. DONT DO DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!! The devil is a liar and a manipulator and all he needs is a crack for him to get in

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  49. Why is she smiling so hard talking about it… I mean… happy to be alive but she smiling like she’s talking flower arrangements for her wedding… kind of weird.

  50. LSD is a toxic fungus. A mycotoxin/ a fungal poison. The LSD trip is as a result of excessively high stress hormone release in response to ingesting a fungal poison. The high stress hormone release in the brain then makes a person as if they have schizophrenia (Schizophrenia is most times due to genetically inherited mutations (like MTHFR or CBS699 or SUOX mutations) that make the liver unable to properly make enzymes that break down things that are normally ingested without problems. The CBS699 and SUOX mutations makes the liver very deficient in enzymes needed to break down substances high in sulfur and phosphorus. And all fungi, including mushrooms and mold are made entirely of phosphorus, so if you have a genetic mutation that makes it difficult for your liver to break down fungi, the ingestion of a toxic fungi or a toxic fungal related chemical like LSD can have an even more serious affect than it already does.

    It is never a good idea to take drugs, but especially with any genetic mutation that affects the liver's ability to clear toxins, the effect of taking drugs even one time can be even more disastrous.
    This is why everyone should get their genes mapped so they can know if they are inadvertently putting themselves at risk for mental or physical problems by eating foods high in sulfur or phosphorus which their liver might not correctly make the enzymes needed to break those substances down. And if that is the case, even one ingestion of these types of toxins can damage someone mentally or physically for life. In addition to not going to jail for a long time, the young man in this story is lucky that he was not also permanently mentally impaired by the toxic substance ingestion.

  51. whoa, Lord Jesus, what a powerful story. Unbelievable. Gonna forgive everyone who has wronged me. and forgive myself if I've hurt anyone. This is huge. The power of drugs can be detrimental, but the powerl of GOD is unmatched. Cops should be fired (protocol?).

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