LIFETIME Premieres: STOLEN BY MY MOTHER, The Kamiyah Mobley Story
The New York premiere of Robin Roberts’ Stolen By My Mother premiered at the Paley Center for Media on Monday, January 13, 2020. It was attended by Robin Roberts, Nicey Nash, Rayven Symone Ferrell, Ta’Rhonda Jones and director Jeff Byrd.
The premiere was a great occasion because the panel gave interesting insight on topics that relate to kidnapping, domestic violence, love and mental health.
Nicey Nash disclosed some very personal information about her mother’s domestic violence situation that spoke volumes to the great character she was able to play as Gloria Williams.
The story vividly comes together in love and unfortunately darkness.
In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Niecy Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Rayven Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (Ta’Rhonda Jones) arms. By the time police were alerted, Gloria was long gone. Renaming the baby Alexis, Gloria raised her as her own, providing her with unconditional love and nurturing. It wasn’t until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn’t provide a social security card or a birth certificate, that she realized something was wrong. As questions mounted, Gloria was forced to tell Alexis the truth, that she was really Kamiyah Mobley and abducted as a baby. Despite discovering the mother she knew was really her kidnapper, Alexis kept the secret as long as she could, until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria’s arrest and their world came tumbling down.
Watch on LifeTime, January 18th at 8:00p.m