Dr. Phil has hosted some of the most jaw falling and cringe-worthy interviews. From fallen stars to accused pedophiles, the self-help guru surely knows how to cause controversy.
Here are the 5 most salacious, shocking moments on Dr. Phil.
1. Shelley Duvall controversy
Dr. Phil encountered major backlash when it was announced he would have Shelley Duvall on his show in November. The reveal teasers showed the reclusive actress in a state of mental distress. Ronan Farrow and Stanley Kubricks daughter, Vivian, called for spectators to boycott the episode. But, the reveal aired and The Shining star said she believed the late Robin Williams was not dead but instead shape changing and shared that she feared, “the mens” who’s threatening me is the Sheriff of Nottingham. DuVall appeared on the reveal as a plea for help.
2. Nick Gordon’s meltdown
Whitney Houstons daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, tragically died in 2012. Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was a suspect of a police investigation at the time that he seemed disheveled on the daytime Tv reveal and under the influence of drugs and/ or alcohol. Gordon revealed that since Browns passing, “I don’t am worried about the rehab, I dont am worried about anything.” Dr. Phil told his audience, “He’s out of control, he’s screaming he wants to die, if he’s left to his own devices, he’ll be dead within a week.”
3. Burke Ramsey
JonBenet Ramseys murder has remained been unsolved since 1996. Her friend, Burke, merely 9 at the time of her demise and was at one time, deemed to be a suspect. He joined Dr. Phil to discuss the chilling morning the 6-year-old pageant princess body was seen. “I remember my mom searching my room that night saying, ‘Where’s my baby? Where’s my baby? ‘” Viewers commented on Burkes interview and said it was weird he was smiling a lot. Burke said he will never do another Tv interview again.
4. Concocted pregnancy
A 19 -year-old teenager named Hayley appeared on the reveal claiming she was a nine months pregnant but still a virgin. She claimed to be pregnant with Jesus but she six pregnancy tests came back negative. “My family, my friends, my clergymen at church, they dont believe that Im pregnant, ” Haley said on the show. “I know it’s Jesus. I don’t care if my family disown me. It actually comes down to if youre a true disciple in Jesus or not.” Her mother said her daughter has a history of fabricating the truth. Haley also alleged that the rapper Eminem is her parent. So far, Hayley has not devoted birth to Jesus or any baby for that matter.
5. Cannibal Killer
The father of “cannibal killer” Austin Harrouff, Dr. Wade Harrouff, appeared on the program to discuss why his son may have killed John Stevens and his wife Michelle Mishcon while they were watching Tv in their garage last August. The college student murdered them and then ate parts of their bodies. Dr. Harrouff said this was abnormal behaviour for his 19 -year-old son, and hes Hes always been the kindest, caring kid Ive ever seen. He always wanted to help people. The parent believed his son may have had a psychological break.
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