Explosive Relationships

April 18, 2013
Nicole says her boyfriend, Mehdi, is abusive, but she’s not ready to leave him. Mehdi strongly denies Nicole’s accusations and claims she’s the real problem. And, actor Tom Sizemore opens up to Dr. Phil about his explosive relationships and wild past.







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Get Married or Break Up?

Twenty-six-year-old Nicole says Mehdi, her boyfriend and father of her 2-year-old son, is verbally, emotionally and physically abusive. “We fight about anything and everything,” Nicole says. She says Mehdi has thrown her down the stairs and then blamed her for bruising easily — and even tried to force her to have an abortion. “I do love Mehdi, and I want to marry him, but I can’t be in this relationship as long as the abuse continues,” she says.

“Nicole and I don’t see eye to eye on anything. We are polar opposites of each other,” Mehdi says. He admits to calling Nicole names and shoving her twice but says she is an alcoholic and drug addict who “doctor shops” and is violent, confrontational, out-of-control and an irresponsible mom. He also calls her a borderline personality. He says she has pulled a knife on him, tried to hit him with a car and kicked holes in walls — and that he’s the real victim. “You are an angry person. You are violent and confrontational,” Mehdi tells her.

Nicole says she suffers from anorexia and bulimia, and that Mehdi tells her that it’s not “a real disease.” She continues, “He’s constantly reminding me of my flaws, and it makes me feel like I’m worthless.”

Mehdi says he believes that the eating disorder is just another way for Nicole to get attention.

Medhi walks on stage and has a startling reaction. And, why does he say it’s impossible for the situation to improve?

Dr. Phil tells the couple his thoughts on the future of their relationship. “If you have two contaminators, you have a hot mess.”


What is the one question Nicole and Mehdi never ask? “That’s what I always look for as a measure of sincerity about people’s attempt to improve a situation versus cover their tail in the moment.”

Dr. Phil offers the couple counseling to heal their troubled relationship and co-parent in a healthy way.

“A Blizzard of Bad Decisions”

In the 90s, actor Tom Sizemore was on Hollywood’s A-list, starring in films such as Born on the Fourth of July and Saving Private Ryan. But offscreen, he says he was spiraling out of control with binge drinking, drug addiction, trouble with the law and multiple failed rehab attempts.

Now the author of a tell-all memoir, Tom opens up to Dr. Phil about his turbulent engagement to infamous Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss, who he says introduced him to crystal meth, and concluded with a highly-publicized domestic violence trial. After being convicted on multiple accounts and given a 16-month prison sentence, Tom says he spent $11 million appealing his conviction. When those appeals failed, he says he was forced to file for bankruptcy, and then became homeless and even attempted to take his own life. When a sex tape was released, he says he was brought to a whole new low.


Tom opens up about his parents' divorce, his rise to fame, and his falling star. “Drugs were my reward system and my coping mechanism.”

Tom details the precise moment that his life began to spiral out of his control. “I knew then, and I couldn’t stop.” And, he talks drugs, entitlement, success and celebrity status.


Tom gives a glimpse into his explosive relationships — including infamous Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss.

Tom says he’s now a good father to his twin sons, and credits his mother with his impetus to get sober. He says she told him, “Tommy, one day you will wake up and do the right thing.”