Monday August 8, 2022

University of Michigan Sex Abuse Scandal

Jon Vaughn, Tad Deluca, and Chuck Christian are former University of Michigan athletes who claim they are victims of one of the biggest sex abuse scandals on a university campus. More than 1,000 people have accused the late U of M doctor Robert Anderson of sexual misconduct. For 37 years, Anderson allegedly abused his power by preying on young athletes and students under the guise of medicine. Jon claims Anderson targeted his victims because he knew they would never tell. These three men share their courageous stories of how they decided to step out of anonymity as “John Does” and become the faces of sexual abuse.

See what happens on part 2, U of M Sex Scandal: What Did the Football Coach Know?

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Chuck’s son Micah sat with his father (aka “Superman”) and had an honest conversation about his journey battling cancer. Micah shared with Chuck a song he wrote for his father, which opened an opportunity for them to cry together for the first time since his diagnosis. Micah says he wanted to encourage him and let him know how much he is loved, and that even in his vulnerability, he is still Superman. Chuck wanted to share this with other cancer and sexual abuse survivors. Click here to watch.

Tuesday August 9, 2022

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U of M Sex Scandal: What Did the Football Coach Know?

Jon Vaughn and Chuck Christian were living their dreams when they received full scholarships to play football for legendary coach Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan. But behind closed doors, Jon and Chuck claim the team’s doctor, Robert Anderson, was sexually assaulting them. Bo’s adopted son, Matt, also claims Anderson abused him. Did Bo know about Anderson’s abuse? Then, meet Trinea Gonczar, who survived abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar and who Jon, Tad, and Chuck say inspired them to speak out against Anderson. And, Dr. Phil talks to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over the Larry Nassar case. Plus, over 1,000 reported survivors of Anderson have been waiting for a settlement agreement with U of M. Attorneys finally settled on a number. Jon tells Dr. Phil how he feels about the settlement.

See what happened on part 1, University of Michigan Sex Abuse Scandal.

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Wednesday August 10, 2022

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“17 and Extra Mean: Help My Pot-Smoking, School-Skipping Teen!”

Christy says her 17-year-old son, Cameron, is mean, disrespectful, and has been physically and verbally abusive toward her. She says the last straw was when Cameron refused to take an at-home drug test and blew up at her, leading to Cameron living with Christy’s mother, Mary, for the last year. Mary says that although Cameron calls her mean names, refuses to do chores, and continues to smoke marijuana, her relationship with her grandson is close, and she will never give up on him. Christy says all Mary is doing is enabling Cameron’s bad behavior, and she is worried that once he turns 18, he’ll end up in jail or dead. Can Dr. Phil get through to Cameron? Plus, Cameron speaks to Andrew, a former Dr. Phil guest, who says he turned his life around after meeting with Dr. Phil and sees parallels between his life and Cameron’s.

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Thursday August 11, 2022

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“The Child Who Feels No Pain”

Lance and his wife, Julie, discuss their emotional journey figuring out a medical diagnosis for their son, Jaxon. He has a neurological disorder called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 7, preventing him from feeling any pain, which has led him to injure himself dozens of times. Then, Dr. Phil sits down with larger-than-life 16-year-old Jaxon, who is described by his family and their close friend, Stacy, as having infectious positivity, compassion toward others, and a fantastic sense of humor. Dr. Phil surprises the teen with a visit with his favorite YouTube personality, MrBeast. And, meet Jaxon’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Feldman, from the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, who says he is rebuilding Jaxon so he can have a healthier future.

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Friday August 12, 2022

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"My Wife Hired a Hitman"

Tommy and his wife, Rachel, have been married for over 30 years, but Tommy says he believes his wife has been hiding major secrets from him over the past three years. He accuses Rachel of cheating on him with multiple different men and claims last year, she hired a hitman to have him murdered! Tommy says to make things worse, his wife has a drinking problem and consumes at least one to three pints of vodka every day. Rachel admits that she has an addiction to alcohol but adamantly denies all of Tommy’s other allegations. She insists she has never cheated, nor has she hired anyone to get rid of him. Tommy and Rachel both say they want the truth before their marriage spirals even further out of control.

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