[Blind Gossip] There is one very important fact that has been left out of the discussion about why a male member of this television family was sent away to receive treatment.
[The matriarch of the family] doesn’t want anyone to know that he tried to hurt [another member of the family]! While that one incident is the reason he can not live with the family, disclosing it would harm the entire family.
The matriarch sets the priorities for everyone. It is imperative that the public generally like the family. Therefore, it’s better to have him go away for treatment; keep him at arm’s length from everyone else; discuss his condition in vague or contradictory terms; and only allow him around the family when he is fully medicated and fully supervised.
The matriarch might eventually disclose what happened… but not quite yet. Keeping the situation vague can still be used to the family’s advantage for a while longer.
Similar: Reversal Of Fortune
Male Family Member Getting Treatment:
[Optional] If you were ill, would you want your family discussing it in public?