When Brandi appeared on Dr. Phil, she had been arrested for assault and child endangerment, had received 3 DWIs and had been arrested for shooting up the bedroom of a man she dated with a .38 revolver. Her ex-husband insisted Brandi’s problems were all alcohol related, but Brandi claimed she was just “an excessive person.”

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