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'House of Horrors' Survivor Jordan Turpin Joins Forces With TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio In New Video
“Hey I had so much fun with you today thank you @charlidamelio,” Jordan Turpin captioned a video of her dancing with TikTok star Charli D'Amelio.
“House of Horrors” survivor Jordan Turpin joined forces with one of TikTok’s biggest stars in a new video.
Turpin and social media star Charli D’Amelio showed off some choreographed moves to Kesha’s “Cannibal” in the short clip posted last week on Turpin’s TikTok. The upbeat video has already gained more than 1.8 million views.
“Hey I had so much fun with you today thank you @charlidamelio,” Jordan wrote in the caption.
The 21-year-old, who heroically climbed out the window of her parents’ California home in 2018 and called 911 using a deactivated cell phone to save her siblings from a lifetime of abuse, also posted a smiling close up with D’Amelio on her Instagram.
"so cute🤍🤍🤍,” D’Amelio’s older sister Dixie commented below the photo.
Jordan has amassed 673.1K followers on the social media app since she joined the platform in May of 2021, often posting dance and lip-syncing videos, according to The Daily Mail.
“I love helping others! Love to dance and write songs!,” her profile reads.
In an interview with ABC’s “20/20” in November, Jordan credited pop music with giving her hope while she and her 12 siblings were being abused and starved by their parents, David and Louise Turpin.
The couple, who later pleaded guilty to 14 counts of torture, false imprisonment and other charges in February of 2019, chained the children to their beds, only gave them meager helpings of food and beat them with belts or sticks until they bled.
To mentally escape the abuse, Jordan recalled seeking solace in Justin Bieber music videos on an old smart phone her parents didn’t know she had.
“I don’t know where we would be if we didn’t watch Justin Bieber,” she said of the pop star’s powerful influence on her life. “I started realizing that there is a different whole world out there. … I wanted to experience that.”
After her mother discovered she had been watching the videos, Jordan said Louise attacked her.
“I thought I was going to die that day,” Jordan recalled. “After that whole day happened, I kept having nightmares that … she was going to kill me.”
Two years later, Jordan slipped out the window of the family’s Perris, California home with a deactivated cell phone and called 911 to report the abuse.
“I knew I would die if I got caught,” she told Sawyer. “I think it was us coming so close to death so many times. If something happened to me, at least I died trying.”
Police arrested David and Louise less than two hours later.
The 13 Turpin children were free, but their struggles haven’t ended there.
An ABC News investigation uncovered disturbing allegations about the quality of care and services the children received after the dramatic rescue, including allegations that some of the underage siblings had been abused in their foster home. The adult children struggled to find stable housing or money for food, despite $600,000 in private donations that had been raised to help the family.
The Riverside County Executive Office launched an independent inquiry in November to investigate the “care, services and placement” the 13 siblings received, according to a statement from the office previously obtained by Oxygen.com, but the investigation has been hampered by problems as those conducting the independent inquiry have struggled to get the court and county records they need.
The probe remains ongoing.
Throughout the last year, Jordan has used TikTok as a way to advocate for her siblings, giving people an update on how they were doing late last year.
“People have been asking me do I see my siblings often, how are my siblings doing. I want to let you know, I do see my siblings very often and I love them so much,” she said, according to The New York Post. “We are not in the best living situation right now but we do have a roof over our head and we have a way to get food and we are all very thankful for that.”
Jordan also thanked those who had sent her money through Cash App or Venmo.
“Now I can afford to give all my siblings some really good, nice gifts this year and I am so happy and thankful that I can do that,” she said. “I hope some day that I can help you guys and others, just like you guys have helped me. It means so much to me.”