Fans SHOCKED As Dr. Phil Show Is Accused Of Committing The Unspeakable! [VIDEO]

Fans SHOCKED As Dr. Phil Show Is Accused Of Committing The Unspeakable! [VIDEO]

It seems the Dr. Phil show is not what we thought it was. Dr. Philip McGraw’s shockingly popular daytime television show about the worst possible people imaginable parading themselves around so that soccer moms can feel better about themselves, is accused of supplying its guests with drugs and alcohol.

In a fact finding endeavor undertaken by STAT and the Boston Globe, many former guests on the show have accused the CBS show of not having adequate medical supervision before their appearances.

Todd Herzog is one of those former guests in question. He is a recovering alcoholic and made a name for himself by winning the reality TV show “Survivor,” another CBS production. He told STAT/The Globe that he was getting clean in his hotel room for two days before arriving at the show in Los Angeles and was completely sober upon arrival.

But Herzog claims there was a bottle of vodka in his dressing room and succumbed to temptation and drank the whole bottle. He was also provided a Xanax to “calm his nerves,” he alleged.

Always the dramatist, Dr. Phil administered a breathalyzer test to a clearly intoxicated Herzog during the episode. He blew a .263, which is a dangerous blood alcohol level, more than three times the legal driving limit. Mr. McGraw said he had “never talked to a guest who was closer to death.”

In an interview with STAT/The Globe, Herzog says that the daytime TV show helped him to get treatment afterwards. He was also outspoken that the production put his life on the line for good TV ratings.

“You know, I get that it’s a television show and that they want to show the pain that I’m in,” Herzog said. “However, what would have happened if I died there? You know, that’s horrifying.”

Martin Greenberg, the show’s director of professional affairs, called the allegations “absolutely, unequivocally untrue.”

Herzog is not the only person to allege malfeasance with the show. Marianne Smith, a former guest on the show, claims a producer on the show directed her and her niece Jordan to buy drugs during a withdrawal period they were going through. She accused the show of directing them to a sketchy downtown Los Angeles neighborhood to buy heroin and accused them of not providing adequate medical supervision during the detox process prior to the show.

Another woman named Joelle King-Parrish claims the show did not provide medical supervision to her pregnant daughter Kaitlin, who was addicted to heroin and scheduled to come on the show.

Greenberg denied all the allegations and said the show never provided drugs or alcohol to any of its guests or directed them to purchase drugs of any kind.

“Addicts are notorious for lying, deflecting and trivializing. But if they are at risk when they arrive, then they were at risk before they arrived,” Greenberg told STAT/The Globe. “The only change is they are one step closer to getting help, typically help they could not have even come close to affording.”

A spokesperson for the show also issued a statement:

“For the past 16 years, the Dr. Phil show has provided valuable information to viewers by telling compelling stories about people who are fighting the battle to overcome alcohol and drug addiction,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, addicts often lash out at the very people who are trying the hardest to help them break the cycle of addiction. Although terribly unfortunate, this is an understandable part of the behavior of addicts on their journey to recovery.”

“Deception, dishonesty and denial are hallmarks of addiction. It tears families apart and certainly creates levels of complexities when we produce these important shows. None of this will deter the Dr. Phil show from it’s commitment to continue to educate and inform the public about the worsening epidemic of addiction.”

What has this world come to? Do you believe the allegations or is Greenberg right that addicts will lie their way out of anything?

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