Jody and Mike claim their 14-year-old daughter, Michelle, is a habitual runaway
who has run away from home at least 10 times this year. They say on June 17, Michelle ran away from home for five days and they assumed the worst.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Dr. Phil, please solve our conflict!
“A random tip brought police to an apartment. They found Michelle and Paul,” says Jody. “That was the first time I ever heard about Paul. We had no idea that she was seeing an 18-year-old.”
Jody says that when she and Mike confronted Paul, he claimed he didn’t know Michelle was only 14. “I called Paul a rapist and told him to stay away from my daughter,” Jody says. “Paul told us that he was in love with her; he wanted to marry her. Over my dead body.”WATCH: Dr. Phil To Parents: ‘Isn’t It Your Job To Know If You Have A 10-Year-Old Smoking Dope?’
“Paul is definitely an older guy just preying on my poor little daughter,” Mike says.
The parents say two weeks ago, Michelle left again, this time for three days – and Paul claimed he didn’t know where she was. “This 18-year-old boy was harboring my daughter this whole time,” Jody says.
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, hear from Michelle and why she says she continues to run away. And, what does Paul say about violating the law by dating a minor? And on Friday
, hear about an explosive conversation between Mike and Paul. Plus, the drama continues backstage. Check here
to see where you can watch.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At odds with a family member?
Why 14-Year-Old Says She Runs Away From Home Regularly