On July 19, 2011, tragedy struck when innocent 6-year-old Lauren was killed by her mother, Allison’s, (then) boyfriend – stabbed over 20 times while her twin sister was in the bed next to her.
Allison says in the time that’s passed, her life hasn’t gotten easier, but she’s just learned to live differently and has dealt with a lot of criticism after the media picked up the story. John, Allison’s ex-husband and the father of Lauren, says that he too lost a daughter and is now losing contact with his two surviving children because he claims Allison is keeping them from him. Can this family get on a path toward healing after such a brutal and senseless loss?Read More
Nineteen-year-old Kalli was a college student with good grades on a basketball scholarship but has admittedly thrown it all away for the party lifestyle as a sugar baby – dating older men for money and gifts.
Kalli explains to Dr. Phil that her lifestyle is not dangerous, as her mother, Michelle, and older sister, Taylor, are making it out to be. Michelle and Taylor say they are terrified that Kalli could get hurt or killed since Kalli is basically prostituting herself out to strange men and saying she gets a “high” off it. They also claim she shoplifts and has disturbing fantasies about torture and control. So what is really going on with Kalli? Kalli’s Grandma Karen agrees her granddaughter is in trouble but says she believes it’s her own daughter, Michelle, who is to blame for being a negligent parent! And, hear from Kalli’s father, Mo, who makes a tearful plea for Kalli to get her life together.Read More
Akeeya claims her mother, Annie, is delusional and believes that Michael Jackson wrote his hit song “Smooth Criminal” about her.
Annie, a 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. 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. But Akeeya claims her mother is so delusional that she is refusing to work and currently living on the streets with her 14-year-old daughter, because she believes she is going to cash in on the royalties to the song. Who is “Annie” in “Smooth Criminal?” Michael Jackson’s former sound/audio engineer reveals the truth.Read More
Christe and her mother, Marilyn, both wrote to Dr. Phil: Christe claiming her 43-year-old brother Ryan is being “enabled” by Marilyn and their father, Joey, while Marilyn said Christe has severed communication with her because of her “jealous and judgmental” attitude toward Ryan.
Ryan, who currently lives with Joey and admits he has no steady job, smokes marijuana and is driven to a methadone clinic regularly by Marilyn or Joey, claims Christe is “psycho” and a “pathological liar” who wants to sabotage his recovery. Can Dr. Phil get to the heart of this family’s estrangement?Read More
Keirsten claims her boyfriend, Mike, has slammed her face into the car radio and repeatedly hit her in the head, giving her several black eyes and a bloody lip.
Even though Mike has been arrested twice for domestic battery, Keirsten says she refused to press charges because she loves Mike and he is a great father to her children. Mike admits he has hit Keirsten but says she is the one with the anger issues and has come at him in an aggressive manner, and he is often afraid and in defense mode. Keirsten’s parents, Renee and Paul, say they want their daughter to leave Mike before he kills her.Read More
Marcy and Scott say they believe their daughter, Danielle, has Stockholm syndrome from her boyfriend, Justin.
They claim Justin is an abusive narcissist who has manipulated their daughter into believing he’s “God’s gift to the world.” Danielle says she loves Justin, and he’s not going anywhere. She says the only reason Justin has ever laid hands on her is to restrain her from her own angry rages, and her parents don’t understand their relationship. Justin says he’s a great guy with an “X factor” and doesn’t understand why Danielle’s parents dislike him. Although he’s currently dealing with a serious legal problem, he says he’s not a criminal, narcissist, or an abuser. And, in a shocking twist, Danielle reveals to Dr.Phil and her parents a secret about her relationship with Justin.Read More
Jem says she believes her ex-boyfriend is dangerous and delusional.
Jem says during their relationship, Joshua told her he was Jesus, Gilgamesh and lived previously as a King. She also claims that he tried to get her to believe that she was Mary Magdalene. She also claims he told her that he spoke regularly to the Archangel Michael and made her life a living hell. Jem claims that Joshua tried to brainwash her while they were together. Joshua, who is currently homeless says he believes his contact with the Dr. Phil show has been divinely inspired to allow him to spread the word of God and heal his family. Joshua believes Dr. Phil is going to recognize what Joshua understands both spiritually and psychologically. Joshua’s appearance on the show is, he says, going to be the credential he needs to spread his message further and will prepare him “as an arrow in the quiver of the Lord.” Joshua admits to being physically abusive to Jem in the past, saying he was in “spiritual warfare” at the time. Joshua claims Jem was a “disturbed person.” Joshua says he is an ambassador of Christ, an apostle and a messenger of the Lord. Willie, Joshua’s father, says he believes his son is mentally ill. Willie says Joshua needs help because he believes he is the Second Coming of Jesus and wants people to worship him. Willie says he has told his son he is not Jesus and that it is ridiculous, but Joshua believes all the fatherly advice he gives him is based on the devil.Read More
Adrienne says her mother, Cathy’s, severe anxiety has her believing she is dying every day from a life-threatening illness.
Adrienne says in just the past six months, her mother has seen over 75 doctors and specialists, and called 911 and been taken by ambulance to the hospital multiple times a week. After over 100 blood tests, CAT scans, and MRIs, Adrienne says Cathy refuses to accept the non-life threatening results. Adrienne says her mother refuses to live in her own home and has moved in with her Aunt Deborah because she believes she needs her vitals monitored by someone constantly. Adrienne says her mother refuses to believe she is suffering from anxiety and believing she is dying has become her identity. Deborah, who says she’s had enough of chauffeuring her sister to doctor’s appointments and following the ambulances to the hospital, is desperate for Cathy to move out.Dr. Phil also meets two moms, Angie and Kathie, who say they both want to lose weight but struggle because they love eating together! Then meet the host of the Emmy Award-winning show, The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork, who gives healthy advice based on his latest book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet.”Read More
After watching a recent episode of Dr. Phil about rape, Cindi says she decided to have a serious conversation with her teen daughters to warn them of the dangers.
But Cindi says she was shocked to learn what the girls told her – they alleged that her father had raped her older daughter and molested her younger when they were 10 and 8. Cindi says her extended family turned their backs on her and her girls and that they blame her for sending her father to prison. Cindi’s husband, Jason, says that since his wife found out the dark family secret, she’s become another person and he wonders if divorce is their only option. See what happens when this family speaks with Dr. Phil.Read More
After the courts found Sarah failing to protect her 2-year-old daughter due to her dangerous lifestyle and erratic behavior, her family says they’ve been doing everything in their power to protect Sarah’s daughter from her.
Sarah insists her daughter is safe in her care and claims her family kidnapped her daughter and refuses to give her back. What Sarah doesn’t know is her mother, Sharon, placed a secret GPS on her car, and the coordinates have them convinced Sarah is living a double life of selling drugs, running money for gangs, as well as engaged in prostitution. Add to that Sarah’s recent drug arrest while in the company of an accused violent gang member, Sarah’s family say they are petrified for her safety and health. Emotions run high when Sarah’s family reveals the secret GPS and confronts her with the evidence they have gathered. Will Sarah admit to gang, drug, and illegal activity?Read More
Jeremy says he believes his wife, Kelly, is trying to poison him to death by putting borax in his food and drinks, so she can collect his insurance money.
He says he also suspects Kelly is cheating with multiple men and is covering her tracks. Jeremy claims he has evidence supporting his claims including: soda bottles and urine samples that contain borax. Kelly emphatically denies poisoning or cheating on her husband. She claims borax was in her car so she could make bouncy balls with her children.
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Cindy and Jim say they are fed up with their 35-year-old son, Brandon. They say he’s a moocher who refuses to get a job, wears superhero costumes on a daily basis, and has caused $15,000 in damages to their property.
Brandon says his parents don’t understand how his mind works. He admits to wearing superhero costumes and going on nightly vigilante missions. Brandon says he also created a rapper persona named “Ceeza Caprice” who can rap to any beat. Brandon’s sister, Harmony, says she blames her parents for Brandon’s behavior. She says they enable Brandon. She claims Brandon is a manipulator who sees it as a challenge to live off others.Read More
Krissie wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for help with her 23-year-old son, Justin. Krissie claims Justin has a problem with stealing and in the last few years has stolen thousands of dollars in cash, credit cards and personal items from her and her husband, Randy.
Krissie says everything out of her son’s mouth is a lie and she is pleading for Dr. Phil to help Justin learn to take accountability for his actions so he can grow up and move out of their house. Justin says his parents are to blame for the person he has become. He claims he had no way to learn a work ethic when everything was given to him and doesn’t see a reason why everything shouldn’t continue to be given to him.Read More
It all began with an email from a woman named Brittany who wrote to Dr. Phil saying she was devastated after she says that she found out her boyfriend, whose baby she says she’s carrying, was leading a double life.
But as Dr. Phil began digging deeper into her story, he learned that Brittany wasn’t telling him the whole story. Instead, Dr. Phil uncovered information suggesting Brittany had a history of harassing men and fabricating pregnancies, births and infant deaths. Dr. Phil spoke to her former friends Randi and Haley, who gave an in-depth look into the web of lies they claimed Brittany was weaving. Today, Dr. Phil sits down with Brittany and reveals what he has learned, and even asks her whether she wants to take a pregnancy test. Plus, see what happened that led to Brittany leaving the stage, resulting in an emotional backstage conversation with Dr.Phil.Read More
Brittany says she wrote to Dr. Phil devastated after she says that she found out that her boyfriend, the man she says she loved and with whom she is having a baby, was leading a double life.
She says she was shocked, destroyed, duped and wanted to speak with Dr. Phil to help other women avoid falling into the same trap she did. But Dr. Phil learns that Brittany was leaving out some very important details. His team uncovered multiple news reports suggesting Brittany had a history of harassing men, fabricating pregnancies, births, and even infant deaths. Brittany was also convicted of falsifying two birth certificates after admittedly lying to a judge about having twins to avoid jail. She says she even presented the judge a photoshopped picture of herself holding fabricated bouncing new babies as proof. Before he meets Brittany and reveals what he has learned, Dr. Phil sits down with some of her former friends who make additional allegations. And, hear what one of her exes has to say.Read More
For the past two years, Lisa has had custody of her 4-year-old grandson and 13-year-old granddaughter because she claims her daughter Amanda is an unfit mother with a drug problem.
She says if Amanda doesn’t admit to Dr. Phil she has a problem, she is going to file a restraining order against her daughter. But Amanda claims her mom “stole” her children away from her, and she wants them back! Amanda agrees to take a drug test. What does it reveal? Is there a way to “get her children back”?Read More
Jessica says she was instantly attracted to Jason, known as “Tank D.,” one of the stars of CMT’s hit show Redneck Island and they started dating.
But now, Jessica claims the man she loved for over 18 months is an arrogant, self-centered narcissist who cares more about partying and verbally trashing her than their 6-month-old baby son. Jessica says she believes this reality show “celebrity” is not only a deadbeat dad but an abusive, manipulating narcissist who is acting inappropriately with his female fans and firmly believes he cheated on her with Katie, a co-star from Redneck Island. Jason says Jessica knew he was wild from the start and failed to tame his bad boy ways. He admits he’s called Jessica names but adamantly denies he’s ever been physically abusive toward her. Jason says Jessica needs to stop using their son as a manipulative tool, because they are not together. Jason 100 percent denies cheating with Katie on season 5 of Redneck Island, but Katie says otherwise — and in a shocking revelation, Katie reveals the full truth to Jessica. Will Jason continue to deny the affair or finally admit to cheating?
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Pamela, who claims her former priest husband, Pete, ran off with his massage therapist, Lori, whom he met at a couple’s retreat.
Pamela claims Pete then abandoned her and their two teenage sons for Lori. Now, Pamela is pointing the finger at Pete and blaming him in part for the death of their 15-year-old son, Peter Jr., who killed himself. But Pete says that blame should rest, if on either of them, squarely on his ex-wife’s shoulder. Things get heated as Pete and Pamela go toe-to-toe with accusations over who may be to blame for their son’s death. Find out what Pete said to Pamela and what made many in the audience gasp! And, Dr. Phil talks to Pete’s sister, Audrey, who claims her former sister-in-law is so set on her vindictiveness, that she has lost sight of being a good mom.Read More
Pamela claims she was happily married to her former priest husband, Pete, for 17 years, until he met a massage therapist, Lori, while on a couples retreat.
Pamela says she hired a private investigator and claims to have uncovered an affair between Pete and Lori. Pamela says Pete then “dropped a bomb” when he announced on the phone that he wanted a divorce. Now, Pamela is accusing Pete of abandoning not only her but their two teenage sons, claiming that “Pete loved Lori more.” And, Pamela and her 18-year-old son say they blame Pete and Lori in part for the death of 15-year-old Peter Jr., who died by suicide. Dr. Phil asks Pete if he missed any important risk factors before his son’s death. Hear Pete’s answer and the audience’s response!Read More