"That's a bald-faced lie," Chris says, brow furrowing in anger. "I have never been inappropriate with Corina at any time."
"I don't believe Chris would touch her that way," Leslie says. "I don't believe Chris would do anything like that to anybody."
"Corina told me about the supposed molestation. My very first feelings were, â€˜Oh, my gosh. What have I done? I brought this man into my house.' Then as I began to think about the things that we have gone through with Corina " she has this history of lying " I thought it didn't add up."
Corina says she feels betrayed by her mom. "I was very upset with her and very hurt that she turned on me," she says. "When she confronted Chris, she started saying that I was a liar, and that it wasn't true."
"When Corina accused me of molesting her, I was outraged. I love this girl, and I treated her as my own," Chris reflects. "I've been accused of one of the worst crimes in the world."
"Corina did press charges against me. The detective investigated the case thoroughly for a three-month period, found that there was no evidence, and so the case was closed," Chris says. "I just wish it would go away. I am innocent."
"I've never threatened Corina and Ryan with physical harm, but I have threatened Ryan saying that if this continued, I would have my wife make a choice between her daughter and me," Chris says.
"I am definitely going to re-open my case against Chris and pursue the charges," Corina vows.
Chris asks to be seated in the audience. Because he is so angry with his stepdaughter, he doesn't want to share the stage with her.
Dr. Phil turns to him. "I want to give you the opportunity to respond to the allegations. You say absolutely, unequivocally, untrue. Correct?"
"You're saying you have never touched this child in any way, whatsoever?" Dr. Phil asks.
"I've never touched that child inappropriately, whatsoever," Chris confirms.
"Are you telling the truth?" Dr. Phil asks Corina.
"I am. If she doesn't want to believe me, there's nothing I can do about it," she replies. "He sexually molested me."
"And you didn't tell anyone for a year because you didn't think it would be believed, or you thought it would be believed and would create trouble?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Before I left the room after it had happened, he told me nobody would ever believe me. I didn't say anything for a year because for once, I wanted her to be happy, but that obviously was the wrong thing," Corina answers.
"I did not say that he had physically abused me. What I had told her is that he got in my face, screamed at me, he uplifted the countertop in the kitchen and threw the couch across the room because he was upset with me," Corina says. "I never said he hit me."
"You also told me that he was abusing you, and I needed to come save you. So your grandmother and I came to your rescue," Leslie says.
"Did you believe the molestation allegation when you heard it?" Dr. Phil asks her.
"So you didn't believe it?" Dr. Phil inquires.
"No. I didn't believe it," she replies.
"Did you ask Chris about it?"
"I did. I confronted Chris on the phone," Leslie says.
Dr. Phil wants to get the facts straight. "You make this allegation, and it is shortly after that that you say you were essentially dumped at a friend's house?" he asks Corina.
"Yes," she replies.
Leslie gives her account of Corina's departure. "We asked her if she wanted to go there so she could feel safe. She said yes, and her whole attitude changed. She stopped the tears. She stopped everything. She was happy, packing her stuff up, ready to go," she says.
"Since the allegations, did you send [Chris] a Father's Day card?" Dr. Phil asks Corina.
"You understand that these are very serious allegations?"
"I do, and they're not allegations. It's the truth," Corina says.
"Are you willing to take a polygraph?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Yes," she replies.
Dr. Phil turns to Chris. "Are you willing to take a polygraph?"
"I'm not going to rely on a machine for my wife to believe me or not," he says.
"That was the reason that the police dropped the charges, because he was out of state on the truck, and they couldn't find him to come take a polygraph," Corina chimes in.
Leslie turns to her daughter. "If they couldn't find us, then why were they calling us all the time? She knew exactly how to find us," she protests.
"So you would decline to take a polygraph test?" Dr. Phil asks Chris.
"I'm not going to take a polygraph test. I don't have to prove it," Chris says.
Corina faces her stepfather. "Why would a liar " why would you want to take a polygraph test?"
"You lie continuously. Every word that comes out of your mouth is a lie," Chris says vehemently.
"Did you sign adoption papers to
"Yes. I was sent adoption papers by her and her brother. I called them up and confronted them on it. They said that's what they wanted. They no longer wanted me to be their mother. I told them they were old enough to suffer the consequences of their decisions," she replies.
"Ryan, how do you two get along?" Dr. Phil asks.
"Corina and I? We have our spats, but for the most part, we get along a good portion of the time. When we don't get along, it's just petty things," he replies.
"Are you working?"
"Did you graduate from high school?" Dr. Phil asks Corina.
"Not yet. I'm currently enrolled in high school."
"She hasn't made it through the 10th grade," Leslie interjects.
"How do you two plan to make it in the world?" Dr. Phil asks the young couple.
"I'm still taking high school online classes, and I have a job. I'm doing both of those, and I plan on going to college," Corina says.
"If you're taking the online classes, why did you call your grandmother at noon one day, just getting out of the bed?" Leslie asks. "How are you taking courses if you're sleeping the day away?"
"What happens if this is annulled? Then what?" Dr. Phil asks her.
"First off, I'd feel a little justice for being left out. I didn't abandon her," she replies. "I find a marriage between my daughter and whoever she chooses a very important day. Second of all, if it's annulled, they can get on the right track, go back to school, finish living out their lives as teenagers and then become grown ups."
"If this was annulled, what would your vision be? She would come back and live with you and Chris?" Dr. Phil asks Leslie.
"How many husbands have you cheated on?" Corina counters.
"And how many of them cheated on me? Did that make it right? No," Leslie says.
"She doesn't cheat on me," Chris says.
Leslie looks her daughter in the eye. "I had to grow up myself. So you just want to follow my path because I did it? That's a really good plan, Corina."
"Believe me, I don't want to follow your path," Corina says.
"And you think you're not going anywhere near it by getting married at 16?" Leslie asks.