May 26, 2017
Taylor Murphy, a former FDNY firefighter, seemed to have it all – good looks, charm and the March pinup in a New York City fireman’s calendar. He says he was on top of the world, saving lives by day and pursuing acting and modeling on the side, until it all came crashing down when he was accused of beating his transgender model girlfriend outside a strip club. Even though Murphy was eventually cleared of the most serious assault charges, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault, violating a restraining order and lost his job with the FDNY.
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Telling his story for the first time, Murphy opens up to Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Friday.
“My objective is to get my point across of how I was portrayed. There’s a lot of false representations, and the media made a lot of fun of my story and just give people a better understanding or people who haven’t heard my story at all, give them a true understanding,” Murphy says. “As well I want to talk about equality for all people, especially trans, or gay, or bisexual or anything like that.”
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Following in the footsteps of his Deputy Chief father, Murphy says he became a firefighter in February 2008, finishing 3rd in the academy and became part of the Special Operations command during his last two years on the force.