Bethany was recently released from a hospital after two months due to the effects of her IV heroin use.
From being in a medically induced coma for 10 days and placed on life support, to needing emergency open heart surgery and a pacemaker, she nearly lost her life. But despite nearly dying, Bethany says she is still using heroin multiple times a day but lies to her family and tells them that she is sober. That’s not the only dark secret Bethany is keeping from her family. How will her family react to Bethany’s new revelations and watching video of her using drugs? Plus, find out what leaves Bethany’s father in tears and almost unable to even speak to his youngest child?Read More
Crystal claims her roommate, Ronnie, has become obsessed with her.
Crystal says she met Ronnie, who was homeless, in a bar and within a week, she invited him and his son to move in with her and her two young children. Now, she says she has a “stalker living in her home.” She claims Ronnie has broken into her phone, sabotaged her relationships, won’t stop staring at her and watches her while she sleeps, eats and watches TV – she claims things are so bad, she won’t make eye contact with him because she fears he’ll take it the wrong way. Ronnie says he’s not obsessed. He says everything he does for Crystal is out of love and “nine out of 10 women would kill for a man like him.” He wants Crystal to admit her feelings for him and acknowledge they are a family. Ronnie’s 16-year-old son, Shawn, says his father is so “crazy and obsessed” with Crystal, and he acts out in school and gets bad grades in hopes his father will pay attention to him instead of her. Will Crystal admit her true feelings for Ronnie? Or does Ronnie believe his behavior has gone too far?Read More
Julianne claims her daughter’s boyfriend, Leighton, has “lied his way through life” and is turning her beautiful daughter, Mariah, into a liar and a con artist.
She claims Leighton lied about being kidnapped, faked cancer and convinced a friend to give him $70,000 for a business that never opened. She claims he even created a crowdfunding page to raise money to treat his alleged cancer. Julianne also blames him for getting her daughter, Mariah, addicted to drugs. But Mariah says Leighton absolutely did not get her addicted to drugs — he just helped her because she has “bad veins.” Leighton and Mariah are pointing the finger at Julianne and claim she is the one who first introduced her daughter to marijuana. Leighton says Julianne is very controlling and manipulative and constantly tries to break them up because she despises him. In a tense in-studio showdown, Julianne faces off against Mariah and Leighton. Are Mariah and Leighton ready to get help? Why was hotel security called before the show, and what happened after Leighton and Mariah arrived at the studio before the taping?Read More
Kelly says she was 11 years old when her father began grooming her to be his “wife.”
Kelly claims her father made her iron his clothes, have food on the table when he got home from work, and even forced her into a sexual relationship with him for 12 years. Kelly claims she gave birth to two of his children and was brainwashed into believing it was “normal life.” Kelly’s mother, Christine, says she wondered whether Kelly was being abused by her father but says she eventually threw her hands up in the air and gave up trying to get custody of her because her ex was making it too difficult for her. Christine says she wants her daughter to “move on” with her life, which angers Kelly. Kelly’s best friend, Niquelle, says she noticed the odd relationship between Kelly and her father. When Kelly admitted she was being abused and that the father of her two children was her father, Niquelle immediately called the police, helping to put an end to Kelly’s 12-year ordeal.Read More
It was a national news story that shocked and broke hearts across the nation: an 11-year-old boy committed suicide after an alleged social media prank.
Katrina Goss says she found her son, Tysen, hanging in his bedroom closet after she says his reported “girlfriend” faked her own death. How did what is being called a “cruel teen joke” spiral so out of control? In an exclusive interview, Katrina shares intimate details of that fateful night and heartbreaking last moments of her son’s life. Plus, find out why she says she believes this may have been something more than a prank.Read More
Rachel says she hates her mother, Aundrea, who she insists is not only an embarrassment to her and her family, but also stole her childhood due to Aundrea’s alcoholism and prescription pill addiction.
From reportedly showing up drunk to Rachel’s 5th-grade birthday party in front of Rachel’s classmates and driving Rachel’s carpool intoxicated, to being arrested multiple times for DUI and shoplifting, Rachel says she doesn’t know if she can ever forgive her mother. Aundrea admits she’s an alcoholic and a liar, and claims she is keeping two dark and embarrassing secrets from her family that could cause her to serve serious prison time. How will her family handle Aundrea’s shocking confessions?Read More
When Janice and Wayne spoke with Dr. Phil, their 16-year-old daughter Darbi had been missing for 24 days, and Dr. Phil questioned whether the parents were more focused on their hatred toward each other than working together to find their child.
Just hours after they left Dr. Phil’s stage, they got a phone call that Darbi was alive. Janice and Wayne rushed the scene to meet their daughter. Why does Darbi say she left home? And, what does she reveal about what happened during her time on the run?Read More
When Camille wrote to Dr. Phil, her niece, Darbi, had been missing for over a month – and it wasn’t the first time Darbi had disappeared.
In November 2015, Darbi ran away and became a victim of sex trafficking. Camille says she fears that nothing will happen to save Darbi’s life if Darbi’s parents, Janice and Wayne, don’t end their feuding and come together to help their daughter. Janice accuses Wayne of being a “Disneyland” father who took a back seat to parenting. Janice says she is convinced that Wayne’s absence is the reason Darbi started using drugs and running away. Wayne blames Janice for traumatizing their daughter because she is involved in a lesbian relationship. He claims Janice exposed Darbi to sex, drugs and porn, which Janice denies. Shannon, Janice’s wife, blames Wayne for Darbi’s overly sexual behavior. She claims he may have molested Darbi, causing her to seek out older men for drugs and sex, a claim he adamantly denies.Read More
Seventeen-year-old Addison claims her 18-year old brother, Colin, has molested her on two separate occasions, once when she was 11 years old and the second time when she was 13.
After it happened, Addison claims her parents did not call the police and did absolutely nothing about it. Find out why Addison and her mother, Kimberly, say they believe Colin will reoffend even though he was registered in several sex offender programs. Plus why is Colin pointing the finger at this mother and saying she is partially to blame for him touching his sister?Read More
It is every mother’s worst nightmare. Single mother Roxanne says she thought she met her Prince Charming, but did her successful, married, dentist boyfriend have a terrifying dark side?
Authorities allege Bert Franklin was caught on home surveillance cameras causing life-ending injuries to Roxanne’s baby son, Lincoln, then casually eating a slice of pizza while holding the child’s limp body. Franklin has been charged with murder, and his trial is set for September. Roxanne speaks out for the first time in an exclusive interview.Read More
Cherie says she feels betrayed by her husband, Terry, who she recently found out has been cheating throughout their 11-year relationship.
To make matters worse, Cherie found out Terry fathered another child with Crystal, who claims Terry never told her about Cherie or their two children. Terry says he is a real life “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” who claims he has memory loss and does not recollect many details of his affairs. Terry says he is not even sure Crystal’s child is actually his. Terry wants to put the past behind him and move on with Cherie, but will Cherie accept him back? Crystal says she is tired of Terry lying and avoiding his problems and says he needs to own up to his responsibilities as the father of her child.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
Michael and Sharen Gravelle were convicted of child endangerment and abuse for their parenting tactics, including making their children sleep in cages.
Eighteen-year-old Simon says he was a survivor of the abuse. Dr. Phil producers track down one of Simon’s adopted siblings, a young girl named Abba, and surprise the two by reuniting them for the first time in 10 years. And, there are more shocking revelations when Simon and Abba are reunited with other people from their past, including the person who reported the abuse which then helped with their rescue!Read More
When Jennifer, a mother of six, appeared on the show, she had been charged with first-degree criminal abuse in the death of her 10-year-old son, Dominic, who died from an overdose of hydrocodone and sepsis.
Even though Jennifer was a registered nurse, she says she failed to see the signs that her son was seriously ill and did not immediately take him to the hospital, leading to his death. But Dominic is not the only one of Jennifer’s children who has died mysteriously in her family. Years earlier, Jennifer’s 2-month-old son, Ezekial, died from SIDS. What happened the day Dominic died? How did Jennifer miss the signs that her son was seriously ill? And, Jennifer’s husband, Joseph, spoke to Dr. Phil from jail. What did he have to say about the death of his 10-year-old son?
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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
Sandi says her husband of 12 years, Iain, has never been able to bond with her now 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, whom she claims he despises.
Sandi says she and Iain are constantly fighting and he has threatened to kick his stepdaughter out of the house four-to-five times in the last year. Iain says his stepdaughter is lazy, inconsiderate, unmotivated and a master manipulator who is destroying their marriage, and he wants her out of his house at the end of the school year. But Sandi claims Iain’s mother is also a big problem and constantly stirs the pot by spying on her and her daughter and reporting everything to Iain. Sandi says her husband is always protecting his mother and treats her more like his wife and Sandi like his servant. Now, Sandi says she feels like she has to choose between her husband and her daughter. Who will Sandi choose? Will Sandi and Iain be able to save their marriage?Read More
Steve and his fiancée, Jen, claim his ex, Robyn, coached his 12-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to accuse him of sexual abuse.
Although authorities closed the case after investigating, Steve and Jen say they’re still struggling financially as a result of the investigation and do not want to pay child support. Robyn claims that Steve is a deadbeat dad who is just trying to avoid financial responsibility. Estate management attorney and author Ann-Margaret Carrozza discusses the financial impacts of raising children with an ex and the repercussions of not paying child support, as discussed in her first book, Love and Money: Protecting Yourself From Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, And Inner Demons, which includes a forward written by Dr. Phil.Read More
Twenty-six-year-old Stefanie says that ever since her mother, Cheryl’s, divorce 11 years ago, Cheryl has been absolutely obsessed with her and has turned Stefanie into her spouse in every sense, except intimately.
Stefanie says her mom demands daily phone calls and texts, has no sense of boundaries and has used her as a confidant ever since she was a child. Stefanie says she believes her mom is guilty of “emotional incest”! The troubles in their relationship came to a head when Stefanie began dating Michael, who claims Cheryl is less of a mother and more of a “smother” and has been hell-bent on destroying their relationship, all under the guise of being a devoted mom. Cheryl says ever since Michael came into the picture, Stefanie’s view of their relationship has been poisoned and her disrespect has been amped-up. Can Dr. Phil help bring some peace to this fierce family feud?Read More
Krystina claims raising her out-of-control daughter, Samantha, was a constant struggle between keeping up with her lies and cutting school. Now, the 19-year-old is pregnant by a 33-year-old man.
Samantha says she just wants the support of her mother who she claims was always too busy or drunk to take care of her growing up. Krystina, who denies her daughter’s allegations, initially brought her best friend, Ingrid, to the show as her support. However, Ingrid told producers she has seen a completely different side of Krystina since flying out to Los Angeles and was shocked by her behavior. Hear what happened during their hotel stay in Los Angeles. Can Dr. Phil get to the bottom of what is really going on with Krystina and Samantha’s tumultuous relationship? And, Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors, discusses the potential risks for Samantha’s baby.Read More
Former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal dominated headlines when she was outed by her own parents for “posing as a black woman when she is actually white.”
The civil rights activist has been accused of being a cultural appropriator, an impersonator who was donning “blackface,” and a “race traitor”. Rachel is back in the news and has written a new book titled, In Full Color: Finding My Place In a Black and White World. In a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil, Rachel addresses why she says she “ran away” when a local reporter asked her if she was African-American and if her parents are white. And what does she have to say to people who called her a “race faker” and an “ethnic fraud” who misrepresented herself to others?Read More