Two years ago, 19-year-old Abby Honold was brutally raped by Daniel Drill-Mellum, a fraternity brother Abby met through mutual friends at a football tailgate party.
A nurse who examined Abby said that the injuries were the worst she’d seen sustained during a sexual assault. Daniel was arrested, but he maintained that the sex was consensual. Hear Abby tell how a phone call between Abby and Daniel’s friends made it appear she was saying the rape didn’t occur, and led to the charges against Daniel being dropped. Abby, her lawyer and Kevin Randolph, a veteran of the University of Minnesota’s police department who re-opened the case, give details about how Abby was finally given justiceRead More
Two-and-a-half years ago, tragedy struck when Alyssa’s husband, Nick, suffered massive head trauma during an accident at a fundraiser – ultimately passing away.
Alyssa and her family won a $3 million settlement for his wrongful death and are set to start collecting, but Alyssa’s family and friends claim since her husband’s accident, she has spun out of control — drinking, partying and spending excessively. Does Alyssa say she thinks she has a problem? You won’t want to miss what happens during her ride to the show, and her unusual behavior with staff – including a Dr. Phil show first!Read More
Haley is adamant that she’s pregnant and about to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
She says she even wants to have an ultrasound to prove to everyone that her baby is real. But her mom, sister and doctors say she’s lying. Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors, reveals the results of Haley’s ultrasound. Is she really pregnant and about to give birth in two weeks? How will Haley handle the truth if she isn’t pregnant? You won’t want to miss the ultrasound results and this family’s reaction.Read More
Kristi claims her daughter Haley has always been a compulsive liar. She says some of the lies Haley has told are that she was a contestant on American Idol, that the rapper Eminem is her father and that she’s been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Now, Haley is telling everyone she’s 9 months pregnant, which her sister, Adrianna, her mother, Kristi, and numerous doctors and clinics say isn’t’ true. Is Haley delusional, or is something else going on?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
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Pamela, who claims her former priest husband, Pete, ran off with his massage therapist, Lori, whom he met at a couple’s retreat.
Pamela claims Pete then abandoned her and their two teenage sons for Lori. Now, Pamela is pointing the finger at Pete and blaming him in part for the death of their 15-year-old son, Peter Jr., who killed himself. But Pete says that blame should rest, if on either of them, squarely on his ex-wife’s shoulder. Things get heated as Pete and Pamela go toe-to-toe with accusations over who may be to blame for their son’s death. Find out what Pete said to Pamela and what made many in the audience gasp! And, Dr. Phil talks to Pete’s sister, Audrey, who claims her former sister-in-law is so set on her vindictiveness, that she has lost sight of being a good mom.Read More
Pamela claims she was happily married to her former priest husband, Pete, for 17 years, until he met a massage therapist, Lori, while on a couples retreat.
Pamela says she hired a private investigator and claims to have uncovered an affair between Pete and Lori. Pamela says Pete then “dropped a bomb” when he announced on the phone that he wanted a divorce. Now, Pamela is accusing Pete of abandoning not only her but their two teenage sons, claiming that “Pete loved Lori more.” And, Pamela and her 18-year-old son say they blame Pete and Lori in part for the death of 15-year-old Peter Jr., who died by suicide. Dr. Phil asks Pete if he missed any important risk factors before his son’s death. Hear Pete’s answer and the audience’s response!Read More
Inside the real life Washington, D.C. murder mystery that made national headlines and rocked Capitol Hill. Chandra Levy, a young D.C. Federal Bureau Of Prisons intern, vanished in 2001 and was later found murdered. Although never a suspect, the spotlight was on powerful California congressman Gary Condit, accused of having a very personal relationship with Chandra. Despite those media fueled suspicions, another man was arrested and convicted of the brutal murder of the beautiful young intern. Now, more than a decade later, a surprising twist has broken open the case. All charges have been dismissed against the man convicted of killing Chandra. In an exclusive interview, former Congressman Gary Condit breaks his silence, granting his first interview in 15 years.Read More
Sisters Amy, Alisa and Susan say they want their mom, Tammy, to acknowledge and accept that Alisa was sexually abused multiple times as a child by two different men. They also want their mom to apologize for not acting on the information and failing to protect Alisa. Tammy says she did what she thought was right at the time. Amy also claims that Tammy’s husband, Wendell, exposed himself to her then 2-year-old son – a claim Wendell adamantly denies. Can Dr. Phil help this family get the answers they’re searching for?Read More
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Danielle and Brandon who are in the midst of a heated custody battle. Danielle has accused Brandon of abusing their daughter, even going so far as to call poison control and the Sheriff after Brandon gave the girl a sports drink. She also accuses him of neglecting their daughter by not providing basic necessities and claims she has had to send police to check on her daughter because she was dehydrated – accusations Brandon denies. He and his wife, Desiree, accuse Danielle of trying to ruin their wedding by sending CPS to the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding. What does Dr. Phil say these parents need to do to create a peaceful environment for their 10-year-old daughter caught in the middle?Read More
Sheri says her husband, Eric, “rants” and “fusses” when he doesn’t get his way. Eric says if his family would obey his rules, he wouldn’t have to yell “a little bit” to keep them in line.
Hear the audio recordings of Eric’s “fussing.” Do they explain why he’s been arrested over 40 times — 15 for alleged domestic violence and once for alleged aggravated child abuse that left Sheri’s daughter with a fractured skull and all three daughters in foster care? Find out what Dr. Phil uncovers.Read More
Sheila wrote in to the show seeking Dr. Phil’s help with her 17-year-old transgender teen, whom she refers to as her son “Joe.” Joe says he is transitioning from male to female and identifies as “Arianna.” Sheila says that “Joe” is so focused on transitioning into a female that “he” has neglected school and other priorities. Arianna and best friend Jodeci claim that Sheila has physically and emotionally abused Arianna ever since she came out as transgender. Will Sheila accept Dr. Phil’s advice to have a healthy relationship with her child?Read More
Danny says his mother-in-law, Alana, is a “monster-in-law” who monopolizes his wife, Nicole’s time with “made up” ailments, incessant phone calls and constant in-home visits because Nicole says Alana rarely eats and consumes mass quantities of sugary soda every day. Danny says if Nicole cannot put up some boundaries with her mother, he has even thought about divorce. After speaking with Dr. Phil and openly discussing serious concerns about Alana’s health, will they all agree on a plan to end this constant tug-of-war?Read More
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
Mary Beth made national headlines after she was fired from her teaching job for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. She claims she carried on a nine month sexual involvement with the student who she says called her “Mrs. Robinson” and “his empress.” The former teacher claims he seduced her with “his very educated mind” and that he “twisted her brain into accepting it.” How does Mary Beth explain that? Dr. Phil also talks to another one of Mary Beth’s former students, Tya and her mother, Rebecca. Tya says she noticed some suspicious behavior between her teacher and the student and reported it to her mother. What does she claim to have witnessed?Read More
Grace claims her older sister, Katie, is an out-of-control and neglectful mother who would rather spend time with her homeless boyfriend, Doug, than her two kids. Grace, her mother, Tara, and Katie’s ex-husband, Ray, say they have seen what they call Katie’s erratic and unsafe behavior, and Grace and Tara say they are ready to confront Katie once and for all. Grace, Tara and Ray have all considered legal action against Katie which could result in her losing any custody of her 6-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son if she does not begin to, as they say, properly take care of herself and her kids. Katie denies their claims and says she is a hard-working mother who is trying her best to take care of her children.Read More
On June 17, 2016, John Rinaldi was convicted in New York of stalking and harassing actress Brooke Shields, and he was sentenced to 60 days in prison. In his first ever TV interview, John claims he was wrongly convicted and that the case was based on a series of lies and coincidence. John claims the case has destroyed his life and he blames Brooke Shields for the death of his sister. Brooke claimed in court that John’s actions left her and her children terrified and violated. In a fascinating interview, Dr. Phil questions John about his actions and behavior.Read More
Identical 16-year-old twins Taylor and Tricia both say they may only have a few months to live due to their deadly “identical” eating disorder. The twins say in order to continue to stay as thin as possible, they do everything identically the same, including counting the 12 crackers they allow themselves to eat. They say their need to look identical fuels their disease because neither wants to be known as the “fatter twin.” Their mother, Vicky, says she thought her daughters’ dire condition would unite her and the twins’ father, Robert, but says it has done the opposite. Robert says he blames Vicky in large part for their daughters’ eating disorder because he claims it was a result of Vicky having had an affair — which she denies — and “breaking up their marriage.” Robert says he’s embarrassed to be seen in public with the twins because they look like “toothpicks,” and admits he has called them both horrible names out of frustration. Can Dr. Phil get these two parents on the same page in order to save Tricia and Taylor’s lives? Plus, the man Vicky is accused of leaving her marriage for confronts Robert about the way he treats the twins. It’s an emotional Dr. Phil, you cannot miss.Read More
In this dramatic part two conclusion, tensions rise between Robin and Daniel, who both say they desperately want custody of their two daughters, 14-year-old Dani and 12-year-old Zoey, who say they have been torn between both parents for years. Robin has accused Daniel of “brainwashing and kidnapping” their daughters, which Daniel firmly denies. Daniel also reveals a heavy accusation against his ex-wife he feels justifies his actions — how will Robin react to his claims? What will happen to Dani and Zoey? Find out if this family says that they are ready to receive help and move forward, when we also meet Dani and Zoey.Read More