Former NYC fireman Taylor Murphy says when he was “outed” as dating transgender women and accused of beating his transgender girlfriend, his life came crashing down. He says he was called names by some of his fellow firemen, the press made fun of him and he lost his job after violating a restraining order.

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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Friday, Murphy speaks out for the first time about his headline-making downfall. In the video above, he tells Dr. Phil what he wants people to know about him and why he is telling his story now.

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“It’s about saying my story but it’s also about helping people,” Murphy says.

This episode airs Friday. Watch more here.

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