Posted Dec 20, 2012 @ 6:39 PM
The only saving grace in that episode for me was that one of the kids fell asleep. Sure he's 6 and everything, but I like to think Phil bored him to sleep.
Posted Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:31 PM
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Posted Jan 3, 2013 @ 4:03 PM
Posted Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:13 PM
Ah, Phil and his flair for the dramatic, burning those papers in an oil drum when he could have just thrown them in the trash.
Oh, it was worse than I thought when I read your comment. It was realllllly dramatic. I understand, though, that Raelynn NEEDED something that grossly dramatic to put her issues to rest. I just hope that she has been freed of the hold that cult leader. I do feel sorry for her...in a way...but the whole deal with the daughter turned my stomach. I wish both of them the best.
Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 4:59 PM
Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:02 PM
A Subway sandwich store where here brother worked for her & supposedly stole food & cash.
What sort of business did the sister who took $100,000 from her frail, elderly parents start or plan to start or said she planned on starting on Tuesday's Elder Abuse show?
Edited by MedicineCrow, Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:11 PM.
Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 6:06 PM
Posted Jan 9, 2013 @ 10:28 PM
I hope that boy can get the help that he needs. There was so much going on with that situation,
Posted Jan 10, 2013 @ 8:58 AM
23 medications, 14 treatment centers
With that and writing to Phil 800 times (?) I thought that although harried and exhausted, those parents were putting up a daily fight for their kid. I always look at a child like Brandon and think "what if?..." What if he had been born to another kind of couple, since in 2013 there are still many US parents who think that misbehavior can be dealt with hitting or exorcisms of a sort, Brandon is lucky his parents look for medical solutions.
(Reminds me of a Donahue show decades ago where they were discussing outrageous behavior by children due to food allergies. Phil asked,"How many kids are getting beaten up by their parents because they don't know the kid's allergic?")
The drugs, though, were ridiculous. The doctors, I think, need to remember they aren't looking for the right drug to ease an 80 year old's arthritis pain, they are doing chem experiments on a developing brain.
I know the parents are the ones okaying the meds but I think they are frantic, exhausted, looking for help, and some doctors took advantage of that.
I have to add that I hated that pseudo-consult between Phil and Frank Lawliss. PUHLEEZE$. When two med/psych professionals discuss a patient they do it in front of TV cameras? Nicely lighted though. Camera angle? Perfect.
Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 4:03 PM
The poor son of the mom with 22 personalities. She's attached herself to quite a charlatan who doesn't compensate her at all for the book and just reaps in the profit. Then to SUE the son about a documentary he made for his class...for copyright infringement????????? Dr. Phil can definitely recognize a co-quack when he sees one!
Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 5:17 PM
Edited by Hag23, Jan 11, 2013 @ 5:21 PM.
Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 9:30 PM
The 22 personalities satanic cult human sacrifices lady was so being taken advantage of by her therapist. You know you're bad when opportunistic Dr. Phil calls you out for being opportunistic and taking advantage.
Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 2:27 PM
It's so obvious the psychiatrist was using the DID woman for her book and probably planted the stories of Nazis and sacrifices during their sessions to make her book interesting. You know it's bad when the woman sounded confused and the psychiatrist was like "you know, the Satanist-Nazi-Brainwasher."
Edited by Constant, Jan 12, 2013 @ 3:05 PM.
Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 4:16 PM
I don't know if the sister is bipolar or not but I agree with the other sister that she's using "I can't control myself! I'm bipolar!" as an excuse to be a bitch.
Edited by aimistrue, Jan 12, 2013 @ 4:16 PM.
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:02 PM
It's a reflection of our sports-obsessed society that a winning football season can make people look the other way, even in a crime as horrible as rape, or rise up in righteous indignation like the blonde lady on stage when someone does dare to accuse. Not to mention using the tactic of blaming the victim. I do applaud Phil for calling her out on that.
Edited by Hag23, Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:04 PM.
Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 5:34 PM
Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:14 PM
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Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:12 PM
And of course the parents of the boys just KNOW that their choir boys are so innocent and righteous.
Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:25 PM
The local media was covering this story very little at first. It only became a real priority for them when it broke nationally.
Posted Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:31 PM
I like how loud and nasty she got while she screamed "I like to be positive and not focus on negative"! Yea, there's nothing that says positive more than anger, rage and hostility.
The blonde mom on today's show lost all credibility when she started screaming at the guest in the audience.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:21 AM
Dr. Phil played this a little too politically correct for my tastes but it may be because the case is still ongoing and/or because children were involved. I understand that they have not been convicted and the facts of the case are still being sorted out but the way he kept saying "alleged" felt like a wink and "you know it's probably not true". It may have just been the tone of his voice but I frowned every time he said it. It was CYA of course. I just think the show wasn't well done because the guests were not involved. Who gives a shit what the mother of a football player thinks? Would the teammates of the guys involved ever say "you know, I do think they would rape a chick if they got the chance"? No to both. The teammates are going to support their friends, period. The mother is going to think about this possibly being HER son and go into protection mode and "of course these kids (read: my kid) wouldn't do that". It was bullshit.
SOMETHING happened. There is pictoral evidence. SOMEBODY was talking about something after the fact or the dude who wasn't at the party wouldn't have been discussing raping the "dead girl". Some friend of the boys thinks this is terrible because he kept talking about what if this was his sister. They need to talk to him since he's not drinking the "we're teammates/we agree with everything each other does" kool-aid.
Edited by scruffy73, Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:24 AM.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:24 AM
The bigger problem is so many people in the community refusing to believe these boys could do this. I absolutely believe if they weren't football players they wouldn't have the support they do. Athlete worship is alive and well and happening at an even younger age.
Of course what you said is completely true. The same thing happens all the time and it gets worse as these jocks (jerks) move on to college and pro sports.
SOMETHING happened. There is pictoral evidence. SOMEBODY was talking about something after the fact of the dude who wasn't at the party wouldn't have been discussing raping the "dead girl".
Something did happen. A girl got drunk, probably passed out and those little f**kers took advantage of her. Why? Because they were all there and the opportunity presented itself and their wild teen hormones and peer pressure to "MAN" up and "SCORE" pushed them to rape her.
Edited by JoeMack, Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:29 AM.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:38 PM
It was weird recognizing Katie Beers photo after so many years & good to know she's doing well. The second girl was still so emotionally raw that it was too painful to watch and her Dad seems pretty clueless.