Even though the story behind Bette Davis' famous rivalry with Joan Crawford is being told in the new TV series Feud, it's the late actress' ongoing dispute with her daughter that's making news. In a series of YouTube videos called A Long Day's Journey Into Light, Davis' eldest daughter B.D. Hyman shares exclusive details that don't cast her mother in the best light. Although the videos are dated 2015 (and are believed to have been filmed in the '90s), they are making the rounds again.
Hyman, now 69 and a born-again Christian, reveals that Davis experimented with witchcraft and would cast spells on her enemies from bed. She even claims she saw her mother "transform into a Satanic figure, [with] a Satanic face, long claws on the end of her hands." Hyman shared these testimonies more than 26 years after her mother died from breast cancer, which makes us believe she still has bitter feelings about her toxic relationship with Davis.
In the video, Hyman says: "[She] would sit on her bed and she had this big metal wastebasket and she would have her secretary get a piece of clothing from someone who had vexed her, crossed her in her view, and she would take this piece of clothing and she would mumble incoherently and she would then set it on fire and hold it over this metal wastebasket, and laugh as it burned and she dropped it into this container."
But it's important to note that Hyman's negative feelings toward her mother aren't new: She wrote a tell-all book in 1985 called My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Candid Portrait of Her Famous Mother, which ultimately lead to the downfall of their relationship.
Davis was never able to forgive her daughter for what she wrote in her book. And in the video, Hyman reveals she's still haunted by her mother: "Even though Mother had died in 1989, the demons that had been attached to her were still working actively against us." Sadly, it seems Hyman still hasn't forgiven her mother either.
You can watch the first video of four from Hyman's series here: