She turns to Dr. Phil. "Everybody gossips. GossipReport.com is just a better way to do what everybody does. What do you think, Dr. Phil?"
"I'm not sure you want to know what I think," Dr. Phil tells Elizabeth in the studio. "Come on, this is just a place for people to go trash each other, right?"
"I really don't see it that way," she says. "Gossip is, like I said, something that everybody does, and it serves a really great purpose in society. It's how society polices itself. It's how people look at the people that they're ar
"So, you're just being a guardian of society," Dr. Phil says with skepticism. "What if it's lies?"
"There are users who say good things, and there are users who say bad things," Elizabeth says.
"Each member does what they want to do," Elizabeth replies.
Dr. Phil repeats his question, and Elizabeth admits that some posts are negative.
"I assume that people have the guts to put their name on there, and sign off and let people know who they are?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Not always. Sometimes," Elizabeth says. "This is an anonymous forum, and that's a good thing, because there are people who maybe wouldn't speak up for something that they want to say. Maybe they're afraid to say it in the open. This gives everybody a chance to have a voice."
Dr. Phil introduces Kristen, who was the victim of gossip on Elizabeth's site. An a
"No, it wasn't fun," she says, noting that on this site many of the users are college aged.
"Who did it?" Dr. Phil asks.
"I have no clue," Kristen says.
Although Kristen believes the person who posted about her was a woman because of the screen name, Dr. Phil tells her it was actually a man. "That's the whole point. You don't have an opportunity to face your accuser," he says. "They get screen names, and they hide behind those, which I think is really a chicken way to do things."