Former NYC Firefighter Claims ‘Jealous’ Transgender Ex-Girlfriend Lied To Police And Got Him Arrested

Taylor Murphy was a NYC firefighter when he started dating Claudia, a transgender woman. He says they had a summer of “intense dating” before he broke up with her for what he calls her “bad lifestyle.”

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The life that she lives is nothing of what I thought. She’s into escorting. She’s into negative stuff,” Murphy claims in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Friday.

The former model claims that once he parted ways with Claudia, they stayed in touch but that she grew jealous as he moved on to date other transgender women.

“She would tell the police a story that never happened,” Murphy claims. “She said I attacked her. She said I dragged her four-and-a-half blocks by her hair down Times Square, midtown Manhattan.”

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“Didn’t she say you choked her until her contact popped out?” Dr. Phil asks.

“She said something like that,” Murphy replies.

“Did you do any of that?” Dr. Phil continues.

“No sir. I grabbed her wrist,” Murphy says.

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In the video above, Murphy recalls the night he was arrested and why he says he was “baffled” and thought he “lost everything.” And on Friday’s episode, learn how he says the arrest and trial affected his career as a firefighter. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Former FDNY Firefighter And Model Accused Of Beating Transgender Girlfriend Says He Calls Himself ‘Shexual’

What Model And Former FDNY Fireman Taylor Murphy Wants People To Know About Him

Former NYC fireman Taylor Murphy says when he was “outed” as dating transgender women and accused of beating his transgender girlfriend, his life came crashing down. He says he was called names by some of his fellow firemen, the press made fun of him and he lost his job after violating a restraining order.

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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Friday, Murphy speaks out for the first time about his headline-making downfall. In the video above, he tells Dr. Phil what he wants people to know about him and why he is telling his story now.

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“It’s about saying my story but it’s also about helping people,” Murphy says.

This episode airs Friday. Watch more here.

NY Fireman Fired After Scandal With Transgender Girlfriend: ‘I Want To Talk About Equality For All People’

Why Ex-Fireman Says He Called Transgender Girlfriend Hundreds Of Times Violating Restraining Order

Taylor Murphy claims that when he broke up with his transgender girlfriend, Claudia, she became extremely jealous. He says that she even called the cops claiming that he had dragged her by the hair down midtown Manhattan and choked her until her contact popped out of her eye.

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The former FDNY firefighter denies the accusations and says that’s why he was “baffled” when he was arrested. After his arrest, a restraining order was put in place.

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Speaking out for the first time to tell his story, Murphy admits that he violated the restraining order – but claims that he only did so because of Claudia’s threats. Watch the video above from his exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Tuesday, where he explains why he felt compelled to call Claudia hundreds of times – possibly 1,000 times – in a day.

And on Friday’s episode, learn how he says the arrest and trial affected his career as a firefighter. And, he opens up about his fight to stand up for LGBTQ rights. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Former FDNY Firefighter And Model Accused Of Beating Transgender Girlfriend Says He Calls Himself ‘Shexual’

Former NYC Firefighter Says Experience As Child ‘Contributed To My Interest In Dating Trans’

Taylor Murphy says he started dating transgender women when he was 22 years old.

“They want to be treated as women, they feel like a woman, I respect them as a woman,” Taylor tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday.

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The former New York City firefighter, who gained fame from modeling and posing in a fireman calendar, says he was “outed” as dating transgender women after an alleged altercation that made headlines. Murphy was arrested after his transgender ex-girlfriend claimed he dragged her by the hair for blocks and choked her until her contact popped out.

“The fact is is that society doesn’t really accept trans, and that’s wrong, and all those puns and media and all that stuff, it’s a disrespect to their community. It’s a disrespect to me,” Murphy says of the coverage he received after the media learned he dated transgender women. “There’s people losing their lives for things like this.”

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In the video above, Murphy reveals that he believes a childhood incident contributed to his desire to date transgender women.

Murphy, who was cleared of the most serious assault charges, was convicted of misdemeanor assault and violating a restraining order and lost his job with the FDNY. On Friday’s episode, he speaks out for the first time about his life now and his fight to stand up for LGBTQ rights. Check here to see where you can watch.

Former FDNY Firefighter And Model Accused Of Beating Transgender Girlfriend Says He Calls Himself ‘Shexual’

Why It’s Important To Work Through The Trauma Of Abuse

“When things happen to people and they’ve been molested, have been violated, it can very definitely leave very deep wounds that folks just don’t know how to deal with sometimes, particularly when it happens at a young age,” Dr. Phil says in speaking with Taylor Murphy, a former FDNY fireman who says he was molested as a child and it influenced his choice of romantic partners.

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“That’s not something that you just live with and hope it fades because it will seem to fade for a while and then it will come back up,” Dr. Phil continues. “It’s important to heal those wounds so they don’t affect you in other relationships, in self-worth, self-esteem, in other categories of your life.”

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What Model And Former FDNY Fireman Taylor Murphy Wants People To Know About Him

NY Fireman Fired After Scandal With Transgender Girlfriend: ‘I Want To Talk About Equality For All People’

Taylor Murphy, a former FDNY firefighter, seemed to have it all – good looks, charm and the March pinup in a New York City fireman’s calendar. He says he was on top of the world, saving lives by day and pursuing acting and modeling on the side, until it all came crashing down when he was accused of beating his transgender model girlfriend outside a strip club. Even though Murphy was eventually cleared of the most serious assault charges, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault, violating a restraining order and lost his job with the FDNY.

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Telling his story for the first time, Murphy opens up to Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Friday.

“My objective is to get my point across of how I was portrayed. There’s a lot of false representations, and the media made a lot of fun of my story and just give people a better understanding or people who haven’t heard my story at all, give them a true understanding,” Murphy says. “As well I want to talk about equality for all people, especially trans, or gay, or bisexual or anything like that.”

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Following in the footsteps of his Deputy Chief father, Murphy says he became a firefighter in February 2008, finishing 3rd in the academy and became part of the Special Operations command during his last two years on the force.

“It was a dream of mine,” says Murphy who originally wanted to play professional basketball. “When I found out that I could play for the fire department, a bigger dream came and that was to risk my life to save somebody else’s life, and then I felt that that was my calling.”

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Along with saving people’s lives, Murphy took up modeling. He landed with top modeling agencies, was featured in numerous magazines and even made an appearance on the Today show. Girls flocked to his fire station and he says it was almost like he became a celebrity. So when news broke of his arrest, the story hit New York’s gossip circuit and Taylor’s trial got major coverage.

In the video above, hear more of Murphy’s story, and see what Dr. Phil asks him that almost brings him to tears. And on Friday, Murphy gets candid about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, why he says he was “baffled” when he was arrested and why he contemplated suicide. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Former NYC Firefighter Claims ‘Jealous’ Transgender Ex-Girlfriend Lied To Police And Got Him Arrested

How Former NYC Firefighter Met Transgender Girlfriend With Whom He Had A Public Breakup

Taylor Murphy says he was living his dream as a FDNY firefighter, risking his life to save the lives of others, when he met a transgender woman named Claudia on the streets of New York. Murphy, who was also a model and had gained fame for his sexy photos and firefighter calendar, says Claudia recognized him and struck up a conversation, and the two began dating.

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“There was a lot of feelings and stuff like that involved, but she had a boyfriend in L.A., so I would just describe it as pretty intense dating,” Murphy tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Friday.

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Hear more about Murphy’s relationship with Claudia in the video above, and why he says he now won’t refer to her by her name.

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Murphy was arrested for allegedly beating Claudia outside a New York City strip club in August 2011. Even though he was eventually cleared of the most serious assault charges, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault and violating a restraining order and lost his job with the FDNY.

On Friday, hear why Murphy says he was “baffled” when he was arrested and why he contemplated suicide. Check here to see where you can watch.

Why Ex-Fireman Says He Called Transgender Girlfriend Hundreds Of Times Violating Restraining Order

Former FDNY Firefighter And Model Accused Of Beating Transgender Girlfriend Says He Calls Himself ‘Shexual’

Taylor Murphy has been dating transgender women since he was 22. He says he considers these women just like any other women.

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“I just see trans as another color. They want to be treated as women, they feel like a woman, I respect them as a woman,” says the former model. “I call myself shexual, straight with an sh. It has to do with a term of anybody that dates transgender. They don’t have a term for it.”

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The former FDNY firefighter who was used to making headlines for his good looks found himself on the cover of newspapers when he was “outed” as dating transgender women. His transgender ex-girlfriend claimed Murphy dragged her four blocks down midtown Manhattan and choked her.

In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Murphy speaks out for the first time about his trial, losing his dream job, and his fight to stand up for LGBTQ rights. This episode airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.

Former NYC Firefighter Claims ‘Jealous’ Transgender Ex-Girlfriend Lied To Police And Got Him Arrested

Former FDNY Fireman Opens Up About Losing His ‘Dream’ Job

Taylor Murphy says he was on top of the world when he became a New York City firefighter in 2008. He was saving lives by day and pursuing modeling and acting on the side.

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“It was a dream of mine,” says Murphy who originally wanted to play professional basketball. “When I found out that I could play for the fire department, a bigger dream came and that was to risk my life to save somebody else’s life, and then I felt that that was my calling.”

WATCH: NY Fireman Fired After Scandal With Transgender Girlfriend: ‘I Want To Talk About Equality For All People’

But it all came crashing down when he was accused of beating his transgender model girlfriend outside a strip club. Even though Murphy was eventually cleared of the most serious assault charges, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault and violating a restraining order and lost his job with the FDNY.

Speaking out for the first time, Murphy tells Dr. Phil how the arrest, trial and being “outed” as dating transgender women has changed his life. In the video above, he discusses losing his “dream” job, how he was treated by some of his fellow firefighters and what he’s doing with his life now. The exclusive interview airs Friday. Watch more here.

What Model And Former FDNY Fireman Taylor Murphy Wants People To Know About Him

Woman Says Teenage Trauma And Alcohol Dependence Are Ruining Her Life

Amber says she’s been dealing with loss and trauma since she was a child. The 40-year-old claims she was raised in an abusive home (which her parents deny). At age 14 her (then) boyfriend murdered her friend. As an adult, Amber has lost her marriage, her home, her career – and custody of her two children.

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Her parents, Larry and Vickie, and her ex-husband, Bo, all claim Amber abuses alcohol and behaves erratically. Amber says she’s been hospitalized in a state mental health facility eight times – and never received the help she needed.

On Thursday’s episode, when Dr. Phil asks Amber if she believes she’s mentally ill she responds, “Without a shadow of a doubt.”

“Your mental and emotional adjustment is interfering with the pursuit of your goals in your life,” says Dr. Phil.

“It’s ruining my life,” says Amber, who also acknowledges a dependence on alcohol. “I personally believe that my biggest addiction is love addiction – because I have done AA and other programs – but I use the alcohol to self-medicate, for sure.”

Amber says she wants help to get her life back on track. What are Dr. Phil’s recommendations? Tune in to the conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil airing Thursday.

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Why A Woman Who Lost Her Marriage, Home, Kids, And Career Says She Blames Her Parents

Woman Says She Still Feels Guilty Over The Murder Of Her Friend At Her Teenage Boyfriend’s Hands Over 25 Years Ago

Amber says when she was 14, she dated a boy who eventually murdered her best friend. “Robert lived down the street from me. The very first day I kissed him, he proceeded to rape me,” claims the (now) 40-year-old.

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She claims he convinced her that it was her fault – so she agreed to stay with him. The next year, she says, her friend, Catrina, went missing. “They started the process of getting him convicted before her body was ever found because he had also raped several other women, so he was already behind bars,” says Amber adding that he eventually got life in prison.

Amber says she felt tremendous guilt over her friend’s murder. “I felt like I should have been the one to die and not her because she was an only child. I had three other siblings, and frankly, my parents weren’t paying attention to me anyway.”

Why does Amber say she never received the therapy she needed to get past the trauma – and how does she say she believes it continues to affect her today? Tune in Thursday for part two of this two-part Dr. Phil.

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Dr. Phil To Guest Who Says She Still Feels Guilty Over Friend’s Murder 25 Years Ago: ‘Your Self-Esteem Is So Low – You Couldn’t Go Lower’

Dr. Phil To Guest Who Says She Still Feels Guilty Over Friend’s Murder 25 Years Ago: ‘Your Self-Esteem Is So Low – You Couldn’t Go Lower’

Vickie and Larry say their daughter, Amber, has lost her business, lost her marriage, and lost custody of her two children. They claim Amber suffers from ongoing mental health issues, abuses alcohol and blames them for sabotaging her life.

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“My spirit has been crushed, and if we don’t fix it right now, I’m going to end up homeless on the side of the street,” says Amber, who says she was raped 25 years ago at age 14. A year later, the (now) 40-year-old saw her (then) boyfriend sent to prison for murdering a friend.

Amber says she’s been in and out of the state hospital eight times in the past eight years. She says not only did she not receive the therapy she needed to get past the trauma she suffered as a teenager; but also claims that she grew up in an abusive home, which Vickie and Larry deny.

“Your self-esteem is so low you couldn’t go lower. You can’t fall off the floor,” Dr. Phil tells her in part two of a two-part episode airing Thursday.

Does Amber say she believes she’s mentally ill?

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Woman Says Teenage Trauma And Alcohol Dependence Are Ruining Her Life

Why A Dad Says His Ex-Wife Only Has Supervised Visitation With Their Kids

Amber claims her divorce in 2009 was so horrible – that it devastated every aspect of her life. The 40-year-old mother of two says she’s been hospitalized several times for ongoing mental health issues.

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Amber’s ex-husband, Bo, who has custody of their two children, currently has a protective order against her due to what he describes as her “delusional” behaviors.

“You know, she, she’ll say ‘I’m gonna take a holistic approach and I don’t need my medication.’ And then she’ll start drinking and – then she’ll start an episode and fixate on something – and it’ll get more and more out of hand,” he says on Thursday’s Dr. Phil, “And then she’s – she’s just not even Amber anymore.”

Bo claims his ex-wife drank heavily, even while they were married. And, he claims, their kids have witnessed a number of incidents involving their mother – including Amber trying to burn her wedding dress during a fight, and confronting a police officer at their home earlier this year. Because of her behaviors says Bo, the children don’t always want to spend time with their mom.

“You know, they’re 13 and 14 now, this all started when they were about five and six. They’ve kind of grown up with it, I don’t try to hide things from them anymore, I tell them…I tell them the truth, I think they’re old enough to, to handle things. I tell them, this is a sickness, she didn’t choose this. I still encourage the kids to see her. And it’s just that they have to be supervised now.”

What does Amber say triggered the incident that resulted in Bo taking out a restraining order against her? And why does her mother, Vickie, say she wonders whether Amber’s problems stem from a teenage trauma that never got dealt with? Part two of this two-part Dr. Phil airs Thursday.

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Woman Says She Still Feels Guilty Over The Murder Of Her Friend At Her Teenage Boyfriend’s Hands Over 25 Years Ago

Woman Claims Her Parents Had Her Committed Eight Times

Claiming Amber drinks too much and sometimes behaves erratically, Vickie and Larry say their daughter blames them for everything bad that has happened to her since her divorce, eight years ago.

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Amber claims she was raised in an abusive home (which her parents deny), and says they had her committed to a state mental health facility – eight times.

“I think you’re a good person in a bad place – but I don’t think you’re crazy,” Larry tells Amber on Thursday’s episode. The three join Dr. Phil to discuss various incidents from the past several years they say have fostered chaos and dysfunction in their family.

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And why does Amber say she believes her ex-husband, Bo, “did the best he could with the cards that he was dealt?” Part two of this two-part Dr. Phil airs Thursday.

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Why A Dad Says His Ex-Wife Only Has Supervised Visitation With Their Kids

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Why A Woman Who Lost Her Marriage, Home, Kids, And Career Says She Blames Her Parents

Forty-year-old Amber says since her divorce from ex-husband, Bo, eight years ago – she’s hit rock bottom. She’s lost everything; including her home, her business – and custody of her children. And she claims her parents, Vickie and Larry, are to blame. Amber claims they sabotaged her by refusing to help her finance her company and telling the courts she was an unfit mother – and had her committed to the state hospital. She’s also claiming she grew up in an abusive home.

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Vickie and Larry deny Amber was abused as a child, and say she’s only making the accusation because she’s angry that they won’t give her money. The couple admits they testified against their daughter in a custody hearing and had her evaluated by mental health professionals (who recommended hospitalization) claiming she was drinking heavily and behaving irrationally at the time.

Watch the video above for a recap of Wednesday’s Dr. Phil, then tune in to Thursday’s episode to learn what harrowing event Amber says happened to her as a teenager that continues to haunt her today.

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Woman Claims Her Parents Had Her Committed Eight Times

Woman Who Says She Lost Her Marriage, Her Business, And Custody Of Her Kids Admits – She’s Made Some Poor Decisions

Amber says her life spiraled out of control after her divorce. That was eight years ago. Since then, she says she’s lost her business, had two failed relationships, several arrests, lost custody of her children – and spent time in a state mental health facility.

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Amber says she blames her parents and her “abusive” childhood for her poor choices as an adult. But her parents say she wasn’t abused growing up, and they didn’t cause her problems. They claim it’s her excessive drinking and erratic thinking that get her in to trouble.

In part one of this two-part Dr. Phil airing Wednesday, Dr. Phil takes Amber through a list of events from the past several years that he says he considers to be “self-destructive behaviors.”

Amber admits to burning her wedding dress in front of her children, and to trashing a boyfriend’s house on Christmas Eve.

“It was a poor decision,” admits Amber. But why does she say she did it?

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Couple Claims Their Daughter Started ‘Acting Irrational’ Following Her Divorce

Woman’s Parents Refute Allegation That She Grew Up In An ‘Abusive Home’

Vickie and Larry claim their 40-year-old daughter, Amber, is a heavy drinker who suffers from mental health issues. They say she started drinking heavily when she divorced eight years ago; then lost custody of her kids, and finally, her business went under.

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Amber is claiming she grew up in an abusive home and says her parents are to blame for the turn her life has taken.

“Growing up, my family was in complete chaos. My dad would spank me; he even whipped me with a belt.” Amber also claims that her father punched her in the face, and was physically abusive of Vickie.

Her parents adamantly deny any abuse ever occurred.

“Amber completely exaggerates the past,” says Vickie who insists her husband’s discipline was not abusive in any way. “Amber lies about things just to get back at us.”

Larry says the reason Amber is claiming she was abused is that they’re not supporting her financially. “The worse her financial situation gets, the worse her childhood gets.”

In part one of a two-part Dr. Phil airing Wednesday, Amber claims she was “robbed” of her childhood, and that’s affected her relationships as an adult.

How does her brother, Cody, respond to Amber’s accusations that their father was physically abusive?

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People Handle Tragedy In Different Ways,’ Says Man Confirming His Sister ‘Really Struggled’ After Her Divorce

Dr. Phil To Guest With Traumatic Past: ‘I Don’t Want You To Be A Victim – I Want You To Be A Victor’

Eight years ago Amber lost her marriage, her home, her job, – and eventually – custody of her children in a divorce she says left her devastated. In the years since her split from ex-husband, Bo, Amber says she was committed to a mental health facility, lost her new business, and has had several run-ins with the law; all of which she says have contributed to her mounting depression.

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“I’m in a mess,” says Amber. “And I will say this – being in a hospital and the legal issues that I recently had to deal with; once I spiraled I spiraled quick – and it’s hard to get out. I feel like I can’t breathe, but I also feel like I can’t keep going looking for happiness in the same place I lost it.” The 40-year-old says it’s her parents’ fault that she makes poor decisions because – she claims – she grew up in an abusive home.

Amber’s mother, Vickie, and Father, Larry, adamantly deny that she was abused in any way. They claim Amber is where she is today because she drinks too much and behaves irrationally. But Amber says she wants her parents to “own some accountability” for how her life has turned out.

In part one of a two-part episode airing Wednesday, Dr. Phil tells Amber, “I don’t want you to be a victim, I want you to be a victor. And in order to do that you need to pull your head out, look and see things clearly. You are accountable for you. They can’t fix this for you.”

What does Amber say she needs to do to get her life back on track and be a better mother to her children?

Click here to find out where you can watch Wednesday’s Dr. Phil. Then tune in to Thursday’s show for part two of this two-part episode, when Amber’s ex-husband, Bo, weighs in.

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Why A Mom Says She’s Not Currently Fit To Take Care Of Her Own Kids

Why A Mom Says She’s Not Currently Fit To Take Care Of Her Own Kids

Amber claims she lost custody of her two children because her parents felt she was an unfit mother.

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Vickie and Larry admit they testified against their daughter in court. They’re claiming that after her divorce, Amber was drinking heavily and began behaving irrationally. They say it was her “erratic” thinking and behaviors after she started a new business that sparked their concern; prompting them to have her evaluated by mental health professionals, who they say recommended admitting Amber to a state mental health facility.

Amber says it was that first hospital stay that caused her life to spiral out of control. “Once I was in that mental hospital, once I’m in the system it’s very difficult to defend yourself and – I’ll tell you this too – I didn’t have any more money to fight.”

Since then, says Amber, she’s lost jobs, had two failed relationships, several arrests, and one incident earlier in 2017, that resulted in her ex-husband, Bo, being granted a restraining order against her for the next two years.

In part one of a two-part Dr. Phil airing Wednesday, Amber admits she doesn’t think she is currently fit to take care of her children. “I’ve got to get back on top of my mental health and my finances before I can help my kids.”

What does Dr. Phil tell Amber she needs to do to get her life back on track?

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Woman Who Says She Lost Her Marriage, Her Business, And Custody Of Her Kids Admits – She’s Made Some Poor Decisions