We all know the Dr. Phil show has rapidly gone downhill, but we had no idea his integrity was also plummeting!
Dr. Phil McGraw and wife, Robin, are being sued by former employees Deborah Flattery and Brynja McGrady for alleged fraud, breach of contract and several other doozies!
The duo, under the name Flattery Concepts and Designs, had a 5-year long business relationship with the McGraws, performing duties such as home design, event planning, makeovers, attending medical/dental appointments, scriptwriting and even promoting their son's band.
In January 2006, Robin promised Flattery and McGrady that if they developed a skin care line, she would make sure it was featured on the Dr. Phil show.
The pair created Miracle Hydrate, a line of products in which Robin had a tremendous amount of input due to her influence.
After countless out-of-pocket expenses and empty promises over the course of a year, Miracle Hyrate would be featured on the Dr Phil Christmas Special.
The day before the expected appearance, Robin informed Flattery and McGrady their product would not be featured and would be replaced with the products of close friend and esthetitician Janet Harris.
As if Robin's secret is an esthetician! Bitch has had serious work done!
Mrs. McGraw soon began to avoid contact with the pair and began to convey messages through text messages from her assistant.
Apparently, the McGraws have a habit of creating issues to escape paying vendors for services.
El Lay dentist Dr. Eddie Simon was promised an appearance on Dr Phil or The Doctors along with a joint European family vacation in exchange for extraordinary home dental services.
After treating the McGraws, his appearance was canceled and Simon showed up with his family in Europe only to be stood up.
The family had a similar situation with a company who agreed to remodel their home. When the job turned out more costly than expected, Robin decided to hide the excess workers necessary, suggesting that they sneak in and out of the house to avoid being seen by Phil. Then, the family proceeded to accuse them of improper billing practices.
Just the people to preach about marriage and self improvement!!!
Robin has even publically taken credit for the plaintiff's home and office designs featured in People and Ladies Home Journal.
The plaintiff is claiming out of pocket expenses of $650,000 and project benefits of appearing on the show at $4 million.
People are never what they seem!
[Image via WENN.]