Birth Mom Claims Child’s Adoptive Mom Told Her Their Son Is ‘Out Of Control’

Jerica says her parental rights to her son were terminated several years ago because of her issues with drug addiction. Her ex-husband Kody was awarded custody of the child and not long afterward, Kody’s new wife, Kim, adopted the boy.

After telling Kim she’d been sober for over two years, Jerica says she was recently invited back into the boy’s life. “In the process, Kim told me how out of control [his] behavior had become, and how much problems he had started in the last several years.”

Kim and Kody claim the boy has severe behavioral issues.
They say he was sent to a residential psychiatric treatment facility for six months after they claim they discovered him trying to hurt his baby brother.

“Last week, I was trying to explain some of [the child’s] problems, and a huge argument broke out,” says Kim, describing a recent confrontation she had with Jerica.

Jerica says she finds the whole situation odd. “A couple of years ago, Kim and Kody were doing everything they could to keep [him] out of my life. Now that there’s some behavior issues with my son, they just want nothing to do with him, and they put it all on me.” She claims Kim dropped the boy off at her door a week ago, saying she couldn’t deal with him; but has since taken him back and cut her out of his life – again.

Jerica claims the stress of the situation triggered a relapse; causing her to start using drugs again, after 10 months of sobriety.

Will Kody and Kim decide to co-parent their 8-year-old son with Jerica? Tune in to Thursday’s Dr. Phil. . Check your local listings, here.

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‘They Dropped Him Off At My Door,’ Says Woman Claiming Her Son’s Dad And Adoptive Mom Told Her ‘They Couldn’t Deal With Him Anymore’

After 10 months of sobriety, Jerica, a recovering addict says she was recently triggered to use drugs again following a confrontation with her ex-husband’s new wife, Kim. “I did some benzos and some meth.”

Jerica says the argument erupted over some disturbing claims Kim made about her son’s behaviors, and Jerica’s request to see the boy’s medical records. Kim and Kody say they sent their son to a residential psychiatric treatment center after he tried to hurt his baby brother.

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“They dropped him off at my door last Friday, and said he was out of control, and said they couldn’t deal with him anymore,” says Jerica. Then, she claims, Kim took the boy back after their disagreement.

Kim and Kody say their only concern is for their son’s safety.

In the video above, Dr. Phil watches a recording of Jerica and Kim’s confrontation and responds, “So you two were carrying on like this in front of the child?”

Can these parents get on the same page in regards to parenting their child? Watch the full episode on Thursday.

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Birth Mom Whose Parental Rights Were Terminated Expresses Surprise At Being Invited Back Into Her Son’s Life

Jerica, who says she’s a recovering drug addict, claims her parental rights to her son with (now) ex-husband, Kody were terminated four years ago, without her knowledge.   She says she only found out that Kody’s new wife, Kim had adopted her son after the fact.

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When Kim adopted her husband Kody’s son, the state issued an amended birth certificate listing her as the child’s mother.

Kim and Kody recently allowed Jerica to become involved in her son’s life again, which she says is surprising since she claims they spent years trying to keep her away from the child, who is now eight.

“Why go to all of that trouble – to cut everything off, change the birth certificate, terminate the rights – and then re-engage?” asks Dr. Phil.

Kody says he wanted his son to have answers to questions he was asking about Jerica; but Jerica says Kody and Kim had another reason for inviting her back into their son’s life. She claims Kim told her the boy is “out of control.”

Jerica also says she believes Kim wants her to take him back. Tune in to Dr. Phil on Thursday.

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Family Law Attorney Speaks To Parents Of 8-Year-Old Caught In Unusual Custody Dynamic: ‘None Of You – For One Moment – Are Talking About The Best Interests Of This Child.’

Jerica, a recovering drug addict, says her parental rights were terminated in 2012 and that’s when Kim, the new wife of Jerica’s ex-husband, Kody, adopted her (then) 4-year-old son.

She says the boy, who is now eight, was recently sent to stay with her when Kim told her she could no longer handle him.

In the video above, Jerica says she feels her son is being used as a pawn by Kody and Kim because she claims Kim doesn’t like her. “I feel like they’re trying to punish me – and they’re punishing him.” Jerica says she wants her parental rights restored.

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“The bottom line is – I am [the child’s] mother, and it’s my job to protect him,” counters Kim.

On Thursday’s Dr. Phil, family law attorney Atousa Saei addresses Jerica, Kim and Kody, weighing in on the unusual child custody dynamic. “None of you, for one moment – one moment – are talking about the best interests of this child.”

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Eight-Year-Old Accused Of Disturbing Behaviors Claims Adoptive Mom Makes Him ‘Admit Stuff That I Don’t Do’

Jerica’s 8-year-old son was the subject of a CPS investigation after his adoptive mom, Kim, claimed he bit, pinched and bruised her 21-month-old baby.

The child spent six months in a residential psychiatric treatment center where he allegedly admitted to trying to harm the family dog and killing over a dozen chickens on the family farm.

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The child’s birth mother, Jerica, says he was sent to stay with her recently, when Kim told her she could no longer handle him.

In the video above, her son claims his adoptive mother puts words in his mouth, making him “admit stuff that I don’t do.”

When asked why her adopted son would say that Kim responds “He was coached.”

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Eight-Year-Old’s Adoptive Mom Claims He Told Her: ‘I Just Really Want To Know What It’s Like To Kill Somebody’

Kim says when she adopted her new husband’s 4-year-old son in 2012; he was a “sweet kid.” She says they started realizing he had behavioral issues about a year ago, when she claims the child bit and pinched his baby brother.

“I couldn’t understand why [the child] would want to hurt his younger brother,” says Kody.

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“As his mother, I was really scared about why he would want to do these things,” says Kim.

She says they sent their child to a residential psychiatric treatment center for six months, and what she says they found out was “terrifying.”

Kim claims her adopted son told her, “’I just really want to know what it’s like to kill somebody.’” She claims the boy’s therapist advised them not to let the child back in the house with his younger brother because “he was on a mission to kill him.”

While in treatment, she claims the boy also admitted to killing more than a dozen chickens on the family’s farm.

“I was shocked – I really didn’t know what to think,” says Kody, Kim’s husband father to the boy.

Kim says, “I’m scared that this is a sign of him one day being a serial killer.”

What does Dr. Phil have to say about this unsettling prediction for the now 8-year-old boy’s future? Watch the full episode, Thursday.
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‘I’m Really In Over My Head Here,’ Admits Adoptive Mom Who Claims 8-Year-Old Bit His Baby Brother

Jerica says it was the best day of her life when her ex-husband, Kody, and his new wife, Kim, invited her to reconnect with her 8-year-old son. She says she’s a recovering drug addict, and claims her parental rights were terminated four years ago, without her knowledge. Kim became the boy’s adopted mother.

In the video above, Jerica says she learned her son had been having some serious behavioral issues when Kim contacted her and told her he was out of control – “She said he was too much for her, and she couldn’t take him anymore; and he was psychotic – and he was going to kill their child.” She says Kim and Kody dropped the child off at her door.

Kim says she and Kody sent the boy to a psychiatric treatment center for six months after she claims he started hurting his baby brother. Kim says Child Protective Services got involved after the older boy bit and pinched the younger child. “They said if he got hurt again they were going to take the 21-month-old out of the house.”
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She says after three days of trying to figure out what to do – she sent the boy to stay with Jerica because she didn’t have anyone else to take him. “I’m really in over my head here.”

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‘I Went Off The Deep End,’ Says Recovering-Addict Mom Whose Parental Rights Were Terminated

Jerica says she lost custody of her son several years ago because of her drug addiction. “My drug use became pretty bad,” she admits. She claims her dependence began with an Oxycodone prescription she was given to deal with the pain of “the very difficult birth” of her child. “I was also consumed with post-partum depression.” Jerica says her doctor prescribed Klonopin, which she also says she abused. “Things quickly spiraled out of control.”

Jerica’s ex-husband says her addiction led to the end of their relationship. “We had a lot of problems in our marriage and we thought it was better to go our separate ways,” says Kody. He says he then grew worried about their son who was living with Jerica. One day, while was visiting Jerica’s home, Kody claims he found drug paraphernalia. “I immediately thought I had to get my son out of the house.”

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“Eventually Kody was given full custody,” says Jerica. After losing her parental rights, she says, “I went off the deep end,” claiming she quickly became a heroin addict.

About a year later, she says, Kody’s new wife, Kim, formally adopted the child. Now Jerica is claiming Kim and Kody “stole” her son from her.

Four years after having her rights as a parent terminated, Jerica says Kody and Kim have allowed her to re-establish a relationship with her (now) 8-year-old son. She claims Kim has told her the child is “troubled” and told Jerica she “can’t deal with him anymore.” Tune in to Dr. Phil on Thursday for the full episode unfold.

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‘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.

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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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