Dr. Phil and his workers have been accused of giving medication and alcohol to addicts earlier than showing on his present in efforts to spice up rankings.
Former visitor and “Survivor: China” winner Todd Herzog was battling alcohol habit when he first appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s CBS present “Dr. Phil” in 2013.
He informed STAT and the Boston Globe he was flown to Los Angeles for the present’s taping and was sober when he discovered a bottle of vodka in his dressing room on the set.
Herzog stated a present staffer then gave him a Xanax so it might “calm his nerves” earlier than his look. He seems drunk and struggling to stroll on the present.
“At this time, I had a whole bottle, like a liter, of vodka,” Herzog informed McGraw on stage. A breathalyzer check confirmed he blew .263 — greater than 3 times the authorized restrict.
“You realize, I get that it’s a tv present and that they wish to present the ache that I’m in,” Herzog informed STAT and the Globe. “Nevertheless, what would have occurred if I died there? You realize, that’s horrifying.”
Different former company have accused the favored TV physician and his workers of placing them in danger and leaving them with out medical consideration. One lady claimed a present worker informed her to purchase heroin from a drug marketplace for her detoxing niece.
Martin Greenberg, a psychologist and the present’s director of non-public affairs, stated the claims had been “completely, unequivocally unfaithful.”
“Dr. McGraw has a really robust sense of making an attempt to not exploit folks,” Greenberg beforehand informed the publication. “Now it’s a tv present. These folks volunteer to return on. They beg to return on. And he tries to deal with them with respect … and to present them the chance to get assist in the event that they wish to try this. It’s not a sophisticated method.”
McGraw declined to remark to the publications. CBS, which airs his present, didn’t instantly reply to a Each day Information request for remark.