Alan’s social media pictures have been used for years as catfish bait to lure women into online relationships.
The catfish has been caught and “he” is really a “she” – 24-year-old Sarah. Sarah’s boyfriend, “Ken,” says he had no idea she was conning so many women for so many years. Sarah meets her bait, and Dr. Phil uncovers why Sarah says she has been pretending to be a man online for so long. Amanda and Alan claim Sarah is addicted to catfishing and really good at lying, and say they don’t believe she will ever stop. Can Sarah stop the con?Read More
Alan and Amanda say for the past seven years, Alan’s pictures from social media have been used as catfish bait to lure women into online relationships.
Several of the victims of this catfish reached out to Amanda and Alan warning them, but Amanda says it got scary when she learned one of the victims received interior and exterior pictures of Amanda and Alan’s home. With the help of a private investigator, Alan and Amanda discovered the catfish wasn’t a man after all — but a 24-year-old woman with a boyfriend, who says he had no idea she was living this secret online life. Dr. Phil discovers this isn’t the first time this catfish has been caught.Read More
As a young boy, 11-year-old Collier Landry heard his father murder his mother in the dead of night.
The only witnesses were Collier and his little sister, who claimed she saw, “Daddy hit Mommy and wrap her up like a snowman.” Their father, Dr. John Boyle’s, murder trial was the trial of the decade — a pregnant mistress, a secret house, a body buried under the floorboards, and a key witness, Collier, who faced his father and helped put him behind bars. Now, more than two decades after the notorious murder, Collier is confronting his father to get answers about his mother’s death. Collier speaks out in an exclusive interview.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with D’Andre, who claims that his abusive relationship with his girlfriend, Autumn, is partly due to what he calls her “messed up” upbringing.
And, hear what D’Andre says about violating the restraining order that Autumn has against him. Plus, psychiatrist and member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board Dr. Charles Sophy weighs in. Find out why he says he believes Autumn’s parents are partly responsible for her constantly running to D’Andre.Read More
Autumn says she was called a “crazy, jealous girlfriend” after a video of her keying her ex-boyfriend’s car went viral.
But Autumn claims she was pushed to the point of insanity after being stuck in a cycle of abuse for almost two years, where she claims her ex-boyfriend, D’Andre, choked her, head-butted her and sexually assaulted her– but, D’Andre denies sexually assaulting her. Autumn’s father, Sean, says one time, he picked up his daughter from D’Andre’s house and she had swollen eyes and blood coming out of her nose and mouth. Sean says his daughter refused to press charges because she did not want to get D’Andre in trouble. Why is Autumn defending D’Andre to her parents?Read More
Michele and her 33-year-old daughter, Stephanie, appeared on Dr. Phil last year because Michele said Stephanie was binge drinking two-to-three boxes of wine per day.
Stephanie went to rehab, followed by a sober living facility. But ever since Michele moved to Texas, she says it has been a complete disaster. Michele claims Stephanie drinks to the point of hallucination and almost set their house on fire. While in the process of speaking with producers about returning to the show, Stephanie got arrested and was put in jail! Stephanie claims it was because Michele falsely accused her of assault. Dr. Phil reexamines what Michele and Stephanie’s missteps were and advises them on how to achieve positive change in their future.Read More
Carly recently made a big announcement on her Facebook page regarding her 6-year-old son: “My son is transitioning from male to female, and her new name is Bella.”
Carly says she hasn’t seen her brother, Daniel, or her mother, Rose, in 10 months because they won’t accept Bella as a girl with pink hair, pink dresses and pink nail polish. Carly says they’ve even called CPS on her and her husband, Bradley, claiming child abuse. Daniel and Rose say they feel that Carly is pushing the child to transition from male to female too soon, and they think the child is complying with Carly because the child is looking for her approval. Plus former guests, Toni and her transgender daughter, Ash, share their 10-year journey since they last appeared on the show. Dr. Phil lets the family know what’s in the best interest of the child.Read More
Jeff insists his wife, Audrey, has been hiding a secret from him for 20 years! Jeff says he is convinced Audrey is a dangerous sex addict who has had affairs with hundreds of men over the course of their relationship.
Jeff says he would be willing to forgive and forget Audrey’s indiscretions but says she absolutely refuses to come clean about even one act of infidelity. Audrey says she continues to deny everything because she has never been unfaithful. Jeff admits there isn’t one trace of evidence Audrey is cheating, but says that is because Audrey is no different than a serial killer who has perfected her skill set so well, she is uncatchable. In fact, Jeff calls Audrey the Ted Bundy of serial cheaters. Will Audrey admit to even one affair? And, find out the shocking revelation that brings Jeff to tears.Read More
Amanda went from top model to bottom of the bottle, according to her sister Kari who emailed Dr. Phil desperately seeking to save her older sister’s life.
Amanda has lived around the world while gracing the covers of top fashion magazines, has had access to the trendiest clubs and dated major league baseball players, but she is now a severe alcoholic. Her mother, Michele, says Amanda has died twice and now lives with a pacemaker because of her drinking. She says she’s at her wits’ end with her daughter and doesn’t want to be around her anymore. Amanda lives with her father, Steve, who both Kari and Michele claim is an enabler who lives like a hoarder and treats Amanda like a little girl. Steve says if it wasn’t for him, Amanda would be homeless. Kari says she wants Dr. Phil to give both Amanda and her father a wake-up call before Amanda dies one last time.Read More
Danielle and Nick insist they were great parents to their now 8-year-old daughter.
They claim it’s been nearly two years since Danielle’s sister, Kimberly, has “kidnapped” their daughter and not allowed them to visit her. Kimberly claims she had no choice but to obtain guardianship of her niece because she says Danielle and Nick are drug addicts and have a history of arrests. She also claims they both neglected the little girl while they disappeared to do drugs. Nick and Danielle admit they were drug addicts but say they’re clean now. They deny all of Kimberly’s accusations of neglect, and say coming to Dr. Phil is their chance to fight to bring their little girl home, despite currently living in a homeless shelter.Read More
Mindy says she is petrified that her daughter Jourdon’s boyfriend, Richard, is going to kill Jourdon due to his physical abuse. Mindy claims Richard admitted to stabbing and even attempting to drown Jourdon.
Richard admits he has physically abused Jourdon so badly that he needed to keep her hidden in a hotel room for two weeks until her injuries healed. But what is most shocking is that Richard admits he gets gratification from abusing Jourdon and claims she likes being abused. Richard blames Jourdon for triggering his abuse, and says when he sees her on the floor crying in the fetal position trying to protect herself, it only makes him want to hit her more.Read More
Police claim Ashely Bemis used photos of a Chicago Fire actor to dupe people into believing she was the wife of a firefighter and was collecting donations for the devastating California wildfire dubbed the “Holy Fire.”
The story made headlines, and what was uncovered next was a web of lies. Ashley didn’t just create a fantasy husband — she pretended other people’s children were hers, and even wore a fake baby bump. Ashley’s victims say they were devastated by the discovery and left wondering why. Ashley speaks out for the first time and faces off with three of her victims.Read More
Pregnancy is usually a time of baby showers, nesting, indulging in some fun food cravings and being pampered. But Dr. Phil’s guests, Shayna and Zona, say they’re getting all of the pain and none of the perks of an expectant mother.
They say their pregnancies have lasted well more than 9 months. Zona claims she’s been pregnant more than three-and-a-half years, and no one believes her. Shayna claims she’s been pregnant more than a year. Both of these women say they are desperately looking for answers to their prolonged pregnancies.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Sandy and Ava, who confronted their biological father, Frankie, about his alleged involvement in an adoption scam.
Sandy and Ava claim Frankie and his former wife, Karen Leanne Dees, “sold” their children in an adoption scam, where they promised prospective parents they could adopt one of their unborn babies in exchange for financial support. Their brother, Dalton, says he was Frankie and Karen’s ninth child who was adopted. He claims his biological parents put a $3,000 price tag on his head and that he was the last child “sold” before his mother was arrested. Plus, meet one of the prospective parents who adopted one of Karen’s children. Find out why she says Frankie belongs behind bars. And, Frankie’s youngest child, Ava, says she was raised by her father after her mother was arrested by the FBI — but she says she did not have a better life than her siblings. Find out a dark secret Ava reveals about her father, and why she wants him to take a polygraph test. What happens when Dr. Phil offers Frankie the opportunity to take a polygraph test?Read More
Frankie and his former wife, Karen Leanne Dees, made headlines and were the subject of a Lifetime movie called “Baby Brokers.” The couple was accused of scamming would-be parents out of thousands of dollars by promising them one of their unborn babies in exchange for financial support.
Frankie says he and Karen had 10 children, and he claims eight of those children were placed for adoption without his knowledge. His daughters Sandy and Ava claim their biological father not only knew about the adoption scam, but they say they believe he was the mastermind behind it. What was Frankie’s involvement? Sandy claims her biological parents “sold her like a piece of furniture for $5,000.” Find out what happens when Sandy meets her biological father for the first time.Read More
James says his 58-year-old Aunt Terri is a very smart and independent woman, who is a marriage counselor with a master’s degree in clinical psychology.
James claims Aunt Terri has fallen for a celebrity catfish scam, by believing she was romantically involved with Hollywood actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan from The Walking Dead. Terri says she even believed he wanted to marry her. Whoever contacted Terri online isn’t the real Jeffrey Dean Morgan. But Terri claims she’s 100 percent convinced that the actor or someone working with him is her “secret lover” who scammed her out of thousands of dollars, and put her in the center of an international money laundering scam that left her broke, brokenhearted, and potentially behind bars.Read More
A Dr. Phil exclusive: They were blonde, beautiful twins known for their dynamic personalities and their thriving yoga businesses.
Dubbed by some tabloids as the “Terrible Twins of Yoga,” Alexandria and Anastasia Duval made headlines when, after a fight, their car plunged off a 200-foot cliff on Hawaii’s notorious Hana Highway. The devastating crash killed one twin instantly and left the other on trial for her murder. Alexandria Duval speaks out for the first time since her twin sister’s tragic death, and since a judge ruled this was an accident, not murder.Read More
Treasure is 16 years old, African-American, and says she aligns herself with a certain group of people who are “perfect” just like her. And that group, she says, are Caucasians.
Treasure has explained to Dr. Phil producers that in her opinion, white people don’t have any problems whatsoever, and that’s why her role models are Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump. Treasure’s mother, Monique, says she has no clue why Treasure began identifying as Caucasian as a small child and also has racist views against other African-Americans. Both Monique and her son, Kendal, say it is extremely painful and embarrassing to be somewhere in public and hear Treasure make disrespectful remarks to someone just because they’re black. So how did Treasure end up with such extremist views at age 16? Dr. Phil discusses how this family can make changes while approaching such a highly sensitive topic. And, he introduces Spirit, a licensed therapist and life coach, for Treasure to learn from as a role model.Read More
Alyssa, an 18-year-old college student, says she is horrified that her mom, Carla, is dating Ron, the man who was convicted of assaulting her baby sister 12 years ago.
Alyssa’s sister was less than 3 months old when it was discovered that she had multiple fractures, bruises, and blood on her brain. Alyssa was 6 years old at the time, and once Ron went to prison, she says she was relieved that he was out of their lives forever. In April of this year, Alyssa discovered that her mom has secretly been dating Ron again and says she is sickened that he is back in their lives, and furious that her mom could be in love with the man who hurt her sister. Ron says he is innocent and never hurt his daughter. Carla says she wants to marry Ron, and Alyssa has given her mom an ultimatum: “Choose me or him!” Can Dr. Phil help them work it out?Read More
Thirty-four-year-old Jorell claims he wants a relationship with his father, Peter, but he and his wife, Tricia, say they fear his father will never stop trying to convince them to return to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
They claim Peter is a manipulative person who took Jorell against his will and forced him to stay for several days at the “compound” they say he is building on 34 acres of land in preparation for the end of the world and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jorell claims Peter accused him of being in a “cannabis-induced psychosis” and brought him to his “compound” so Peter could involuntarily commit Jorell into a psychiatric ward. Peter says despite whatever Jorell says, he has been deeply concerned that his son is smoking too much marijuana and showing signs of being in a state of psychosis. Peter claims everything he did was to help Jorell and to look after his best interest. Peter says he just wants Jorell to start regarding him as a father and not a criminal.Read More