‘I Believe I Am Annie From Michael Jackson’s Song ‘Smooth Criminal”

Annie says she is convinced a Michael Jackson song was written about her. “I believe I am ‘Annie’ from Michael Jackson’s song ‘Smooth Criminal.’”

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The former model and mother of three, says she was in a physically abusive relationship at the time the song was written and says it describes what was happening in her life. “Why would Michael Jackson put so much emphasis on my name if he didn’t want me to figure it out?” she asks.

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However, Annie’s daughter Akeeya says her mother is delusional and says there is no way she is “Annie” from the song.

Annie, who is currently homeless and raising her 14-year-old daughter on the streets, says she wants the rights to the song and believes Jackson would have wanted her to have the money.

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“I have been stolen from all my life. Even my life story from “Smooth Criminal” was stolen from me, and I didn’t get anything,” Annie says. “I want the rights to my song; I am Annie!”

Hear more of Annie’s explanation in the video above. And Wednesday’s episode of Dr.Phil, Michael Jackson’s former sound and audio engineer reveals who the “real Annie” is. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Michael Jackson’s Former Sound/Audio Engineer Reveals Who ‘Annie’ Is From The Song ‘Smooth Criminal’

Annie, a mother of three, says she’s certain Michael Jackson’s hit son “Smooth Criminal” was written about her. The former model says she was in a physically abusive relationship at the time the song was written and says it describes what was happening in her life. Annie says the King of Pop even mentions her name 46 times in the song because he wanted her to know he was aware of the abuse and wanted to know if she was OK. She now wants the rights to the song and believes Michael would have wanted her to have the money. Watch her story here.

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However, Annie’s daughter, Akeeya, says claims her mother is delusional and there’s no way the song was written about her.

So who is “Annie” in the hit song? Michael Jackson’s former sound/audio engineer, Matt Forger, who worked on the pop star’s record-breaking Album Bad, which includes “Smooth Criminal,” reveals who the real “Annie” is in the video above.

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Entertainment Attorney Weighs In On Woman’s Claim That She Deserves Royalty Rights To Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’

Annie says she is convinced that Michael Jackson’s song “Smooth Criminal” was written about her. The former model says she was in a physically abusive relationship at the time the song was written and says it describes what was happening in her life. The mother of three, who is now living on the streets with her 14-year-old daughter, says she deserves the royalty rights to the song and believes Michael would have wanted her to have the money.

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Annie’s daughter Akeeya claims her mother is delusional and refuses to work because she thinks she’s going to cash in on the song rights.

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In the video above, entertainment attorney Chris Chatham, who helps stars and musicians protect their intellectual property rights, weighs in on Annie’s claims. Does he think she has any rights to the hit song? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Wednesday. Watch more here.

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Woman Addresses Claims That She Is Delusional

Annie says she’s convinced Michael Jackson’s hit song “Smooth Criminal,” about a woman named Annie who had been violently attacked in her apartment by a smooth assailant, was written about her. The former model and mother of three says she was in a physically abusive relationship at the time the song was written and says the lyrics describe what was happening in her life. She says the King of Pop even mentions her name 46 times in the song because he wanted her to know he was aware of the abuse and wanted to know if she was OK.

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However, her daughter Akeeya says her mother is delusional and there’s absolutely no way the song was written about her. She claims that when she was growing up, her mother, Annie, displayed “erratic behavior,” including believing that maintenance people were stealing her undergarments. She says her mother also covered keyholes in the house for fear people were coming into their home. Akeeya says her mom has crossed the line with the delusion that she is Annie from Michael Jackson’s hit song “Smooth Criminal.”

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In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews some of the “erratic” behavior Akeeya claims her mother has displayed, including that her ex-husband had a secret tunnel in the bedroom and came out as six different people. How does Annie respond to her daughter’s allegations? This episode airs Wednesday. Watch more here.

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Woman Says Mom Is Convinced Michael Jackson Wrote ‘Smooth Criminal’ About Her

“My mom, Annie, is delusional. She actually believes Michael Jackson wrote the song Smooth Criminal about her,” says Akeeya.

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The song describes a woman named “Annie” who had been violently attacked in her apartment by a smooth assailant. Akeeya says her mom claims that she was abused 30 years ago and somehow Michael Jackson knew, because her mom says the abuse happened like the lyrics state. “My mom has even called Quincy Jones because she believes she is owed the rights to the song,” Akeeya says.

Now, Akeeya says she’s worried about her mom who is homeless and living on the street with Akeeya’s 14-year-old sister.

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“My mom does not work because she believes she’s entitled to the rights of ‘Smooth Criminal,’” Akeeya says. “I am livid. I want my mother to stop trying to cash in on the rights to this song and get a job and support her and my little sister.”

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In the video above, Akeeya tells Dr. Phil about what she describes as other “erratic behavior” her mother has displayed since Akeeya was a child and why she believes she is delusional. On Wednesday’s episode, hear from Annie and why she says she believes “Smooth Criminal” was written about her.” Check here to see where you can watch.

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Man Confronts Mother Of His 14-Year-Old Who Is Living With The Teen On The Streets

Annie, a mother of three, is currently homeless and living with her 14-year-old daughter on the streets. Some nights, they sleep in a doughnut shop, others are spent in warehouses.

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Annie’s daughter Akeeya claims her mother is refusing to work — an accusation Annie denies. She says her mom believes that Michael Jackson wrote his hit song “Smooth Criminal” about her and that she believes she is going to cash in on the royalties to the song.

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In the video above, Annie’s ex, and the father of her 14-year-old, weighs in with his thoughts. Why does he say he is trying to obtain custody of the teen? This episode airs Wednesday. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Woman Says She’s Convinced Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal Was Written About Her Her

Annie, a former model and mother of three, says she’s convinced Michael Jackson’s hit song “Smooth Criminal,” about a woman named Annie who had been violently attacked in her apartment by a smooth assailant, was written about her. She says the song is her life story and was stolen from her – and she deserves the royalty rights to it.

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In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews Annie’s numerous reasons why she believes the song was written about her. And on Wednesday’s episode, hear from Michael Jackson’s former sound and audio engineer. Who does he say is the real Annie? Check here to see where you can watch.

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‘If There’s No Communication, It’s Really Hard To Co-Parent,’ Psychologist Advises Former Couple Embroiled In A Custody Battle

Michelle and Tom are divorced with two young sons. Both say the parenting agreement they had didn’t work out; and now they’re now locked in a contentious custody battle, which (each says) they fear may be harming their boys.

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On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, the former couple is introduced to psychotherapist Dr. John T. Chirban , author of the new book “Collateral Damage: Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce” who gives his view on Michelle and Tom’s situation.

Is this former couple willing to learn how to co-parent effectively together? Check here to see where you can watch.

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Woman Claims Her Ex Is ‘Crazy, Delusional And Dangerous’ And Says That’s Why She Won’t Let Him See Their Kids

Michelle says she met Tom on a dating website in 2009, and things moved very quickly. She says she introduced him to her kids on their first dinner date, moved in with him after only four months, and found herself pregnant with Tom’s baby within a year; marrying him soon after. Six years and two kids later, Michelle says she and Tom are divorced and in a custody battle for their two sons. 


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“Tom cheated on me with at least three different women,” claims Michelle in the video above. “He’s punched walls, thrown things at me, and physically abused the children on several occasions.”


Tom denies having a physical relationship with any other woman while married to Michelle, and he denies hitting Michelle – or their kids. He’s claiming she tried to hire someone to kill him, and says she refuses to let him have any contact with their two sons.

Michelle adamantly denies trying to hire someone to kill Tom but she does acknowledge she’s kept their children away from him, claiming her ex-husband is “crazy, delusional, and dangerous.”

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Man Claims Someone ‘Very Close’ To His Ex-Wife Told Him She Tried To Have Him Killed

Michelle and Tom are divorced, and each is fighting for custody of their two young sons, ages three and six.

Tom, who says he hasn’t seen his children in about six months, claims Michelle will “do anything” to keep him from his boys, and says someone “very, very, very close” to Michelle told him she tried to hire [them] to kill him. “Her words to this person were ‘I have some money – can you get rid of Tom?’ His answer to her was ‘That’s not something that you want to do. You need to think about this.’”

Michelle absolutely denies ever attempting to have Tom killed.

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When Tom claims Michelle attempted to stab herself with a knife in front of their kids, she says she would never try to kill herself. “No man is worth my life. I have a life for my children.”

In Michelle’s version of the event, she claims she was holding the knife to protect herself from Tom; who she says was chasing her through the house. Tom denies he had anything to do with the incident, and claims he was upstairs packing his bags to “leave the marriage” at the time.

Tom and Michelle trade allegations of cheating, mental abuse, and domestic violence on Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. But what is their response when he asks: “Do you all realize what you just described – that your children were witness to?”

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Woman Starts A Crowdfunding Campaign To Hire A Divorce Attorney, Claims She Received A Donation From Her Husband’s Ex-Wife

Michelle says she set up an account on an online fundraising platform in 2015 in hopes of helping her raise enough money to hire an attorney to represent her in her divorce from Tom.  The campaign headline stated she was a survivor of domestic violence. Michelle says she received just $10 on the crowdfunding site. “His ex-wife gave that to me – and that’s all I raised.” She’s accusing Tom of sabotaging her efforts by posting public comments calling her a “fraud” and a “fake.”


Tom doesn’t deny he interfered with Michelle’s crowd-funding campaign. He says he believes she was raising money for other things. “She likes to eat out every day [and] get her nails done. “She really doesn’t care about too many people but herself.”


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Michelle and Tom acknowledge that – since separating – they’ve traded accusations of mental illness, domestic violence and an alleged murder-for-hire solicitation. And while they did eventually divorce, the former couple says they are currently locked in a custody battle over their two young sons, whom they both agree, have been caught in the middle.

“I guarantee you, when you do what you’re doing, it doesn’t upset the child for a day – it changes who they are,” says Dr. Phil.

On Tuesday’s episode, Dr. Phil introduces Tom and Michelle to a special guest who may be able to help them avoid negatively impacting their sons as they work through the leftover conflict from their divorce.

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Woman Asks For Help For Her Ex-Husband ‘So That He Can Be A Healthy Father For Two Little Boys Who Need Him’

Michelle claims her ex, Tom, is violent, abusive, mentally ill and “a deadbeat dad.” She says she was awarded full custody of their two boys in their divorce; with “mutually agreed upon parenting time.”

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“Tom and I couldn’t agree on any custody whatsoever until he came to me and said he would give me full custody for the minivan,” claims Michelle. She says she “jumped on the chance.”

Michelle claims Tom, who is retired military, suffers from “mental health issues” and PTSD. “He frightens me – and what he might do to our children to get even with me.”

Tom adamantly denies Michelle’s allegations and claims it’s Michelle who’s the violent one – not him. He’s even accusing her of trying to hire someone to kill him.

Michelle dismisses Tom’s accusations. She says – until he seeks professional help – she won’t let him see their two boys because “he is unstable and unpredictable.”

On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Michelle asks for help for Tom “so that he can be a healthy father for two little boys who need him.”

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‘If We Don’t Get Help Now, My Fear Is The Damage To My Children,’ Says Mom In Custody Battle

Ex-spouses Tom and Michelle say they’re fighting over custody of their two young sons, ages three and six. Michelle claims Tom is violent, mentally ill, and suffers from PTSD. Tom denies her allegations and claims Michelle is the violent one, and has kept him from seeing his children for the last six months. In the video above, each say they’re worried about how their continued fighting is affecting their boys.

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“I want the boys to have a relationship with both parents,” says Tom.

“If we don’t get help now, my fear is, the damage to my children,” says Michelle.

Will these exes be able to set aside their differences for the sake of their kids? Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil


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Ex-Wife Is ‘Bitter, Angry, And Will Do Anything To Destroy Me,’ Claims Man Fighting For Custody Of His Kids.

Tom says he’s currently fighting his ex-wife, Michelle, for custody of their two boys ages three and six. He says he hasn’t seen his children in about six months, and communicating with them has been impossible. “Michelle will not answer texts, emails – that makes me feel very sad that they are losing their father.”

Michelle claims Tom – a former combat medic who she says has been diagnosed with PTSD – is “short-fused and a bully.”


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“Michelle loves to exaggerate and fabricate,” says Tom, saying she “uses the stigma of PTSD against me to show I’m a violent person.”

She tells everybody that I hit her, that I abused her, and that I hit the children as well,” says Tom.

Tom says his divorce from Michelle has greatly affected their sons. “They’re confused about what is going on with their father.”

When the former spouses meet with Dr. Phil, he tells them the one thing he says he believes is essential for the two of them to make any progress – “insight.” Tune in on Tuesday to see the full episode.

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Author Says New Book On Divorce Focuses On ‘The Necessity Of Not Having Your Children Embroiled In Your Struggles’

Dr. John T. Chirban is a psychotherapist, researcher, member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board, and author of the new book: “Collateral Damage: Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce”.

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On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, Dr. Chirban, who states he has been counseling adults and families through the divorce process for more than 25 years, says the book “is about the necessity of not having your children embroiled in your struggles; but attending in a primary way to their life – meeting their needs.” He also discusses his personal connection to the subject matter.

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‘No Matter What Your Age, You’re Going To Learn From Somebody Else,’ Says Older Worker With A Much Younger Boss

Ruth says at age 57, she found herself answering to a boss who was nearly three decades her junior. She says she started out as the man’s supervisor and trained him. Ruth recounts an incident when she says she made a suggestion to him in front of other colleagues, and he reacted defensively: “I could have snapped back, but I did not want to react with anger.”


The now 65-year-old says she’s had three younger bosses throughout her career. “I felt like I was old enough to be their mother!” Her current boss is 16 years younger, and Ruth says their working relationship is highly collaborative. “We can have differing opinions, and it’s never been an issue.” She concludes, “No matter what your age, you’re going to learn from somebody else. Don’t think you know it all.”

“Unfortunately, many older workers face the same challenges Ruth did,” says AARP Jobs Expert and author, Kerry Hannon on Tuesday’s Dr. Phil. She cites a 2016 study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior which found that older workers at firms with managers younger than themselves reported more negative emotions – such as anger and fear – than those with older managers. “There’s the whole society norm that we tend to report to somebody older than us.” Hannon says this can lead workers to feeling badly about colleagues and their job, and eventually affect performance.

In her book “Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness” Hannon offers survival tips for working alongside a younger boss. The author elaborates on her “Top five tips”:

•  Manage your attitude: “Do you really want to be the boss at this point in your life?”

• Talk about the elephant in the room: “Have that conversation -You can’t let it fester and grow.”

• Find the silver lining: “It’s fun working with somebody who’s young and has energy. They’ll learn from you and you’ll learn from them.”

• Note your latest achievements: “But don’t get stuck in a moment. Your job is to make your boss look great.”

• Networking: “You cannot be complacent and have your own network. Remember – networking is really just one letter away from not working!”

“Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness” is available wherever books are sold. The AARP Work & Jobs website is another destination with tools and tips for experienced workers to launch a job search or learn how to thrive in their current work environment.

How You Can Take Action And Help Foster Youth

Dr. Phil often says that the foster care system is broken and in need of drastic change. In an effort to bring about change, he went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system. Watch here.

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Dr. Phil also spoke with Congresswoman Karen Bass, founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, whose mission is to advocate for and overhaul our nation’s foster care system.

“What you’re trying to do is pass legislations so states can use federal funds to prevent removal of the children,” Dr. Phil says to Congresswoman Bass.

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“So that they can use the money flexibly,” she agrees. “If you know that a parent has a substance abuse issue, why don’t you treat the issue? If it’s mental health, why don’t you use federal dollars for that? And in the end, it’s much cheaper than to put a child into the foster care system, where they might wind up their entire childhood.”

If you want to make a difference in the life of foster care children and families, make your voice heard.

Visit the National Foster Youth Institute and click on Take Action.

Congress does pay attention to emails and phone calls, so help children who don’t have a voice by contacting your Congressman or Representative. Click here to find out how.

“Your voice does matter, and there will be so many children that will be blessed by what you do,” Dr. Phil says.

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Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System

Dr. Phil often says that the foster care system is broken and in need of drastic change. In an effort to bring about change, he and Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and founder of the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center, went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system.

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“Families in America are under attack. They’re under attack from drugs,” Dr. Phil told the Representatives. “If we are discussing a parent who is addicted to an opioid, we have to make a decision: do we take that child away and incarcerate that mother for using a drug illegally, or is there an alternative to try and rehabilitate that mother and keep this family unified.”

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Dr. Phil says he adamantly believes that keeping a family unified should be the #1 objective.

“To take a child away from that parent and place that child in foster care should be the last and bad alternative because it does nothing but put two people in the system with no path toward reunification,” Dr. Phil explained. “My goal is to keep them out of the system to begin with and if they’re in the system, to have a path to get them out of the system.”

Watch his testimony in the video above. And, hear from Congresswoman Karen Bass, founder of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, whose mission is to advocate for and overhaul the nation’s foster care system.

“What you’re trying to do is pass legislations so states can use federal funds to prevent removal of the children,” Dr. Phil says to Congresswoman Bass.

WATCH: How Young Woman Overcame Being Ripped Out Of Her Home And Put In Foster Care At Age 12

“So that they can use the money flexibly,” she agrees. “If you know that a parent has a substance abuse issue, why don’t you treat the issue? If it’s mental health, why don’t you use federal dollars for that? And in the end, it’s much cheaper than to put a child into the foster care system, where they might wind up their entire childhood.”

If you want to help change the system, visit The National Foster Youth Institute, NFYI.org, and click on Take Action. And Congress does pay attention to emails and phone calls, so make your voice heard for the children who don’t have a voice.

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How Using Heroin Changes Your Brain

In the video above, Dr. Phil explains how heroin affects the brain.

“This isn’t just something psychological,” Dr. Phil says. “It hits the prefrontal cortex. It hits the limbic system and it goes all the way to the brain stem.”

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Some of the effects on the brain include:

  • Impairs the ability to regulate one’s own behaviors
  • Impairs emotional processing
  • Impairs memory
  • Impairs executive functioning: reasoning skills, ability to problem-solve, poor planning skills
  • Decreases capacity for making decisions
  • Decreases ability to imagine future events and interactions
  • Decreases ability to respond to stressful situations
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Why Parents Addicted To Drugs Say Asking Family Member To Care For Kids Was Big Mistake

Chris and Katie, who are both admitted heroin addicts, say that when they were evicted from their apartment, they asked Chris’ sister, Missy, to take care of their 5- and 7-year-old daughters. Now, they say that was a big mistake.

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“She just took it to a whole other level,” Chris says. “It blew my mind when my sister actually took us to court trying to get custody of our kids. It’s crazy to me.”

Missy says she had no choice but to make sure her nieces, who she claims were often found filthy, hungry and unattended to outside for hours, were safe.

WATCH: Woman Claims Brother And Sister-In-Law Would Rather Be Drug Addicts Than Responsible Parents

“After years of my nieces constantly coming to me filthy, knowing that my brother and sister-in-law were using drugs and after my brother was arrested for possession of heroin and meth, I had it. I made the decision to get my nieces, and that was it,” Missy says.

WATCH: Couple Insists That Drug Addiction Has Never Stopped Them From Being Good Parents

Chris and Katie say that Missy is on a “power trip” and now they are only allowed to have supervised visits with their daughters. They say she is trying to take their daughters from them.

“She’s making us out to be horrible people,” Chris says.

“Missy is keeping our girls from us and she’s trying to take the kids,” Katie adds.

WATCH: How Using Heroin Changes Your Brain

Missy is confident she made the right decision.

“I know that if I would not have taken my nieces that they would have ended up hurt, if not dead,” she claims.

On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, will Chris and Katie continue to insist their daughters were never in harm’s way? And, are they ready to get help? Check here to see where you can watch.

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