February 21, 2017
Angie claims starting when she was 17, her stepfather, Ralph, molested her. She also claims Ralph molested her daughter, Hannah, until she was 5 years old. Ralph adamantly denies the allegations.
TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Conflict so big it needs a Dr. Phil solution?
On Tuesday’s episode, a recording Ralph made with a Dr. Phil producer is played back. On the recording, Ralph asks about the statute of limitations regarding the alleged sexual abuse of Hannah.
“I would like to know, because if we’re beginning to get fussy … I would like to be able to say ‘It’s been 17 years – you guys should have dealt with it; and there really isn’t anything you can do about it now. The statute of limitations is expired.’”
When Dr. Phil asks Ralph why he’s interested in the statute of limitations, he responds, “Whatever else, I would like to be able to walk out of here and say I’m done.”
Then he asks Ralph if he would like to take a polygraph exam to clear his name, Ralph immediately agrees to the test, which will be administered by former FBI special agent and polygraph examiner, Jack Trimarco.