On Love & Hip Hop, Jonathan visits his sister Jasmine at work (she’s a bartender). He tells her he moved back to New York because he felt “so disconnected from our family.” When she asks why, he talks about a time when they were kids. Jasmine was 15 when she found “that folder.” Jonathan says the folder explained why their mother sent him to the Dominican Republic at the age of 10. He says he was sent to “gay conversion therapy.”
Jasmine says all she knew was that “you were injected with hormones, that’s it.” That’s it?! Jonathan says it wasn’t just hormones. He says “They used to lock me in a room, constrain my body,” and he sometimes was in there for eight hours. Jonathan doesn’t understand why anyone would put a child through that. “And I was a happy kid,” he said. Jasmine tells Jonathan that their mother thought she was making the right decision for him, because he was bullied as a child. Jasmine tells Jonathan to talk to their mother so she understands why he is the way he is around her now. Love & Hip Hop airs Mondays at 8pm on VH1.