May 26, 2017
Taylor Murphy claims that when he broke up with his transgender girlfriend, Claudia, she became extremely jealous. He says that she even called the cops claiming that he had dragged her by the hair down midtown Manhattan and choked her until her contact popped out of her eye.
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The former FDNY firefighter denies the accusations and says that’s why he was “baffled” when he was arrested. After his arrest, a restraining order was put in place.
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Speaking out for the first time to tell his story, Murphy admits that he violated the restraining order – but claims that he only did so because of Claudia’s threats. Watch the video above from his exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Tuesday, where he explains why he felt compelled to call Claudia hundreds of times – possibly 1,000 times – in a day.
And on Friday’s episode, learn how he says the arrest and trial affected his career as a firefighter. And, he opens up about his fight to stand up for LGBTQ rights. Check here to see where you can watch.