A mother has said her teenage daughter, Carrie Bradshaw, is “out of the picture” and is suffering from depression and anxiety.
Speaking to Sky News’ The View, Mrs Bradshaws mother said she has no plans to see her daughter again, but has left a message for her on Facebook to let her know she is “hopeful”.
The teenager, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, said she was “trying to find the words to explain what happened”.
“I am struggling with depression and anxious thoughts,” Mrs Bradsay said.
“I feel like she is going through a breakdown at the moment.”
I want to keep her safe, but also to help her in any way I can.” “
It is a hard time for her and her family.
I want to keep her safe, but also to help her in any way I can.”
The family has been in a bid to help their daughter, but Mrs Bradeys statement comes as the government prepares to consider legal action against the ABC for airing footage of a police chase from the moment it happened.
The footage shows the teenager being pulled over by a NSW police officer after he was accused of driving while impaired.
The chase was filmed and broadcast on ABC’s 7:30 and was seen by millions of viewers.
The footage shows a police officer pulling Carrie over, who is then heard saying: “I have a speeding ticket, but I’m only speeding, so I’m not guilty.”
As the officer is being arrested, the teenager is seen to say: “Oh my God, it’s my mum, it is my mum.”
She then runs off, prompting the officer to chase her to the Sydney airport where he can be seen chasing her with a baton.
After the chase, Carri was seen on CCTV at the airport with a police vehicle in the air.
ABC managing director John Grant said the police officer involved was acting in the line of duty, but he has since been suspended.
“The footage captured by the ABC was of an isolated incident in the circumstances and the footage was not intended to be seen by the public,” he said.
He said the footage should have been seen by a wider audience and he would be appealing to the public to share the footage.
Mr Grant said it was important that the footage of the pursuit was seen.
But the ABC has refused to disclose how much it paid to secure the footage, despite a request from the family.
In a statement, the ABC said it “does not condone the actions of its police partner” and said it would be conducting an internal investigation.
A spokeswoman said the company was not disclosing the amount it paid.
Last week, Mr Grant said he believed the ABC had done “an incredibly good job” and apologised to the family for the footage and the circumstances surrounding it.
However, he said it had not revealed the “full extent” of the contract with Sky News.
During the ABC’s interview with the Brads, Mr Bradhays mother said the family was struggling to deal with the “troubling” news.
Mrs Bradhes daughter had suffered from bipolar disorder since she was eight years old and was diagnosed with it when she was 15.
She said she wanted to get her life back on track.
While she was under the influence, she would often drink, smoke and drink too much.
On Monday, the Bradhs returned home to Sydney and their family had to make arrangements for a meeting with her at her school.
According to Mrs Braddhays statement, she has not been in contact with her daughter since December 19.
Her mother said her daughter was “out on the streets, in trouble and in trouble again”.
“She is having trouble with herself and her friends and her school mates,” she said.