The episode is about a young woman who was killed by her boyfriend. He was arrested for domestic violence a few weeks earlier, she bailed him out, and they continued to live together in her condo.
Her family has filed a lawsuit against AA because they failed to notify those who attended meetings there might be people there who have violent criminal pasts and/or are there by court order. Among members there is something known as the "13th step"
"There's something called the 13th Step that is this harassment. It's any sort of unwanted sexual advance. And it's gone on in AA from the beginning of time," said Glaser.
"13th step is like you see someone that comes in. She's vulnerable. She's little weak in the mind. She doesn't have a lotta strength," Dos Santos explained.
Documentary filmmaker Monica Richardson was in AA for 36 years. It was that concern over safety issues that compelled her to leave. She says 13th Stepping is "a huge problem" and is so common, she's now making a film about it.
"And the members who are going there are not safe?" Maher asked.
"No. They're not safe," said Richardson.
Thus the family's position is that had she been properly informed by the organization AA, she would still be alive.
What do you think? Does AA have any responsibility in her death? Should they be required to disclose at meetings that some members may be violent and under court-order to attend?