"Why My Daughter: A Moment Of Truth" is a true-story movie based on the case of Adrian Coleman and Diana Moffit aka Diana Moffitt. In the movie the pimp's name was changed to A.J. Treece. The cast includes Linda Gray, James Eckhouse and Jamie Luner. "Why My Daughter" aired for the first time in 1993 on NBC as a two-hour crime movie. It is directed by Chuck Bowman.
"A Moment Of Truth: Why My Daughter" synopsis/plot
The movie begins with the announcement:
"The following is based on a true story and was made with the total cooperation of the Moffitt family."
"A Moment Of Truth" follows the story of a mother who is dedicated to finding her teenage daughter, who disappears after she is enticed into prostitution by her boyfriend. Upon further investigation, the mother finds out that her daughter's so-called boyfriend is actually a street-savvy pimp.
The true story is based on the case of Diana Moffit, an Oregon woman who went missing in the 1980's. According to the Movies Based On True Stories Database writer Traciy Curry-Reyes, the girl disappeared after accompanying her boyfriend to San Diego. Her boyfriend, Adrian Coleman, came back, but Diana didn't. Her mother Gayle Moffit did her best to bring Coleman to justice. Her daughter was eventually found murdered in a drainage ditch on Blossom Valley Road. The San Diego County Police Department still has her case listed as unsolved on their website.
More detailed notes on the case can be found at Traciy Curry-Reyes' dedication page for Moffit @Why My Daughter? A Moment of Truth Movie.