It occurred to me that since they are 17, it's possible that they are going through a typical phase of teenage rebellion and are exaggerating the problems with their parents cult to gain more rebellion leverage. It might be possible that no 'abuse' is going on, and that the teen wants to call stuff abuse which is actually just the girls way to get her own way rather than submitting to her parents. Of course it might also be a genuine case of abuse, but this possibility should also be considered rather than just assuming that abuse is actually going on.
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