Rich and Horribly Neglected

Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rolling Stone story about two kids who are part of the Duke family fortune (Duke, as in the tobacco tycoons who established Duke University) and were horribly neglected and abused is pretty jaw-dropping. The kids were often locked in basements and forced to fend for themselves while their parents were binging on drugs, and despite numerous visits by the police and complaints by former nannies who were fired for complaining about the abuse, were never placed in protective custody.