An attorney convicted of charges related to hypnotizing several female clients and sexually assaulting them was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Former clients claim they hired attorney Michael Fine to handle their divorce, but claim they were hypnotized during legal meetings and when they awoke from the hypnosis, their clothing was askew, and they had no memory of the encounter. Two alleged victims speak out for the first time.Read More
Adrienne says her mother, Cathy’s, severe anxiety has her believing she is dying every day from a life-threatening illness.
Adrienne says in just the past six months, her mother has seen over 75 doctors and specialists, and called 911 and been taken by ambulance to the hospital multiple times a week. After over 100 blood tests, CAT scans, and MRIs, Adrienne says Cathy refuses to accept the non-life threatening results. Adrienne says her mother refuses to live in her own home and has moved in with her Aunt Deborah because she believes she needs her vitals monitored by someone constantly. Adrienne says her mother refuses to believe she is suffering from anxiety and believing she is dying has become her identity. Deborah, who says she’s had enough of chauffeuring her sister to doctor’s appointments and following the ambulances to the hospital, is desperate for Cathy to move out.Dr. Phil also meets two moms, Angie and Kathie, who say they both want to lose weight but struggle because they love eating together! Then meet the host of the Emmy Award-winning show, The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork, who gives healthy advice based on his latest book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet.”Read More
Jessica says she was instantly attracted to Jason, known as “Tank D.,” one of the stars of CMT’s hit show Redneck Island and they started dating.
But now, Jessica claims the man she loved for over 18 months is an arrogant, self-centered narcissist who cares more about partying and verbally trashing her than their 6-month-old baby son. Jessica says she believes this reality show “celebrity” is not only a deadbeat dad but an abusive, manipulating narcissist who is acting inappropriately with his female fans and firmly believes he cheated on her with Katie, a co-star from Redneck Island. Jason says Jessica knew he was wild from the start and failed to tame his bad boy ways. He admits he’s called Jessica names but adamantly denies he’s ever been physically abusive toward her. Jason says Jessica needs to stop using their son as a manipulative tool, because they are not together. Jason 100 percent denies cheating with Katie on season 5 of Redneck Island, but Katie says otherwise — and in a shocking revelation, Katie reveals the full truth to Jessica. Will Jason continue to deny the affair or finally admit to cheating?
Eighteen-year-old Maddy’s family say they are terrified she is being “groomed” by a man in Argentina and are worried she is going to be sold as a sex slave! Maddy’s mom, Tonia, says Maddy met her “boyfriend,” 19-year-old Andres, through a video game 13 months ago and ever since then, she’s been determined to fly to Argentina and start a new life with a man she has never met in person. Maddy says that Andres has promised her a place to live, money to spend and even assured Maddy he would assist her with getting schooling once she arrives in Argentina. Maddy says the reason she came on the Dr. Phil show is so she can prove her family wrong, because she says she knows there is no way her online boyfriend is the sex trafficking criminal her family believes he could be. Is Andres the person he claims to be? See what happens!Read More
Grace wrote into the show because she says she fears for the wellbeing of her 14-month-old nephew and her mother, Pam.
Grace claims her sister Ashlan abandoned her son, leaving Pam to raise the child, because she says Ashlan’s only priorities are “stripping, partying, and picking up ‘sugar daddies.’” Ashlan says that she doesn’t think she’s a bad mom at all, in fact she thinks Grace and her mom need to back off and stop making such horrible claims. Ashlan says she only strips to support her son but that her family doesn’t understand that. Can Dr. Phil help this family end their fighting for the sake of the infant caught in the middle?Read More
Twenty-two-year-old Joselyn claims when she was growing up, her mother, Aaliyah’s, use of corporal punishment was downright abusive.
Tragically, Aaliyah’s son murdered his grandmother, Aaliyah’s mother, in December 2012, and Joselyn says that she believes Aaliyah’s abuse contributed to him “snapping.” Aaliyah doesn’t deny she used extreme discipline, but says she also grew up with abuse and was parenting the only way she knew how. With their tense relationship already on thin ice, can Dr. Phil give these women what they need to end the cycle of violence?Read More
Seventy-eight-year-old Irina claims the man she met online and fell in love with, “David Adams,” is stranded in Nigeria, and she needs Dr. Phil’s help to find and bring him back to the USA.
Irina says she has sent “David” her life savings, over $76,000, to help him return but after a series of unfortunate events, “David” remains stuck in Lagos, Nigeria. Irina’s daughter Monique and son Eric say they believe 100% that this is a scam and that their mom is being “catfished” by someone who doesn’t exist, something Irina says she refuses to accept. Monique and Eric tell Dr. Phil they want him to help prove them right. Does “David Adams” exist? What will Dr. Phil’s international investigation reveal?Read More
Carolyn and Laura reached out to Dr. Phil pleading for help with their brother, Matt, who they say is out-of-control and bipolar.
They claim Matt self-medicates with alcohol and is repeatedly getting himself into trouble. Carolyn and Laura say that Matt’s wife, Nancy, is the reason for Matt’s manic episodes; including setting his own house on fire and leaving his dog with burns and paint marks. Nancy says that the majority of Matt’s issues stem from his mental illness and that she refuses to leave him because he doesn’t have anyone else he can rely on. Can Dr. Phil help this dysfunctional family make amends and construct a healthy lifestyle for Matt?Read More
Lisa says she is convinced her daughter Sara is a drug addict and “unfit.” Lisa says Sara is out-of-control and claims that she stole her own grandmother’s identity to obtain credit cards in her name and spent over $1,000. Sara denies taking drugs and says her mom is hateful and mean. Sara says she wants one thing and one thing only… an apology from her mom for the accusations and, according to Sara, turning her own kids against her. But will she get it?Read More
Linda and Gary say they fell in love with their only child, Lyzzy, when they brought her home 24 years ago after an open adoption. They admit to spoiling her, but now they fear that may have backfired.
They say Lyzzy has stolen thousands of dollars from her dad and aunt. Linda and Gary say its constant drama with their 24-year-old daughter, who refuses to move out of their home. Lyzzy’s family says they are also worried about her physical health since they claim she has put on about 100 pounds since high school. Lyzzy, who admits to being unhappy at home and overeating, has said she may want to make a few changes. Dr. Phil offers advice to this family about how they can rebuild their relationships. And, Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, gives advice to Lyzzy and her family based on his latest book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet.”Read More
For the last two years, 14-year-old Kasey has been caught in the middle of a bitter battle between her grandmother, the woman who’s taken care of her for the past 13 years, and her father, Ted, who says he only recently was able to locate her and has been pursuing a relationship since then. Ted claims Kasey’s grandmother refuses to let him near his daughter, but Kasey says she doesn’t want a relationship with her father. Plus, Dr. Art Markman, a professor of psychology and a member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, discusses his newest book Brain Briefs: Answers To The Most (And Least) Pressing Questions About your Mind. Co-authored with his colleague Dr. Bob Duke, the book explains various human behaviors in a lighthearted and easy-to-understand way.Read More
Chuck and Amanda say their six-year marriage is loud, violent and full of rage. Chuck says they scream and holler in front of their two young children causing Amanda to “run to her parents,” Tami and Tom, to “tattle on him.” Her parents have said that they want them to divorce if these problems cannot be solved, but Amanda says that’s not an option. How will she respond when Chuck reveals a secret he says he has been keeping?Read More
Barbara Ann says her daughter Danielle is out of control. Barbara Ann claims she steals, lies and at just 13 years old, she says she doesn’t know what to do with her.
Barbara Ann says she would rather hand Danielle over to the authorities as she says she can’t control her. While filming with the Dr. Phil staff, Danielle stole a Dr. Phil crew member’s car and went joyriding. Danielle, on the other hand, says her mom is too overbearing and controlling, and that she just wants to live her life and needs her mom to back off.Read More
For the past three years, Samantha and her 3-year-old daughter have lived with her parents, but her mother, Lisa, says she can’t stand it anymore.
Lisa says she wants Dr.Phil’ s help in making a decision to either keep helping her daughter or kick her out. And, from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, Heather Dubrow and her plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, star of E!’s Botched, have a parenting question for Dr. Phil. Plus, they share some great anti-aging tips from their new book; and a 63-year-old woman who is looking to hit the dating scene again gets a makeover to “appear 10 years younger.”Read More
Mel says she called off her wedding just five weeks before she was supposed to walk down the aisle because her fiancé, Ian, asked her for a prenup at the last minute.
Mel claims the terms of the prenup would leave her without their home, access to his pension and limited support if they were to divorce. Ian says his father – who passed away recently – strongly advised him to get a pre-marital agreement after hearing rumors of Mel drinking, partying and cheating. Mel’s sister, Krista, says she does not agree with Ian wanting a prenup as she believes it’s a precursor to divorce. Dr. Phil offers the couple advice for their relationship. And, estate management attorney, Ann Margaret Carrozza, suggests possibilities for terms of a prenup agreement that both Ian and Mel can agree upon.Read More
On July 19, 2011, tragedy struck when innocent 6-year-old Lauren was killed by her mother, Allison’s, (then) boyfriend – stabbed over 20 times while her twin sister was in the bed next to her.
Allison says in the time that’s passed, her life hasn’t gotten easier, but she’s just learned to live differently and has dealt with a lot of criticism after the media picked up the story. John, Allison’s ex-husband and the father of Lauren, says that he too lost a daughter and is now losing contact with his two surviving children because he claims Allison is keeping them from him. Can this family get on a path toward healing after such a brutal and senseless loss?Read More
Melinda, Jovana and Michelle say they thought it was a dream come true when they found a company called SDWR or Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers, that claimed to train Labrador Retrievers to detect glucose levels in children and adults with diabetes.
But these women say they now believe it was all a scam that left them with very expensive pets that were not equipped to save lives. Mollie, another customer of SDWR, however, says the Labrador Retriever she got saved her daughter’s life when the dog detected that her daughter’s blood sugar was dangerously low. And, an endocrinologist, Dr. Beach, says his SDWR service dog can fetch his meter, juice and even alerted another staff member when there was a problem. Are the dogs provided by SDWR able to save lives, or is this business a scam?Read More
Lisa says her 9-year-old daughter, Makenze, is out of control.
She claims Makenze engages in very destructive behaviors, such as head-butting and hitting adults, breaking appliances, harming animals, giving a silica gel packet to a neighbor’s child claiming it was candy and sitting in the middle of the road waiting for a car to hit and kill her. Lisa says she desperately wants to know what is wrong with her daughter who has been hospitalized numerous times and has been on 19 different medications. Makenze’s dad, Eric, says his ex Lisa thrives on their daughter’s bad behavior, loves the attention she receives from the chaos and drama and is over-medicating their daughter because she does not know how to properly parent. Lisa says Eric does not know what he’s talking about because she claims he’s a deadbeat dad who is never around.Read More
For the past two years, Lisa has had custody of her 4-year-old grandson and 13-year-old granddaughter because she claims her daughter Amanda is an unfit mother with a drug problem.
She says if Amanda doesn’t admit to Dr. Phil she has a problem, she is going to file a restraining order against her daughter. But Amanda claims her mom “stole” her children away from her, and she wants them back! Amanda agrees to take a drug test. What does it reveal? Is there a way to “get her children back”?Read More
Sharlene and Tom say their mother-son relationship took a turn for the worse when Tom says Sharlene “beat his ass,” leaving him with two black eyes.
According to Sharlene, she’s sick of Tom’s verbal abuse and says he acts like her jealous, controlling husband, not her son. Tom says Sharlene may think he acts like her husband but she acts like an ungrateful child who refuses to acknowledge everything he’s done for her, and he wants his “freeloading, manipulative” mother out of his life for good! Can Dr. Phil reunite Sharlene with her son, or have they both caused too much damage to mend fences?Read More