Posted on Thu Oct 8th, 2009 7:15am PDT By X17 Staff
Dr. Phil is being sued by a former guest on his tv show who claims he falsely imprisoned her in a studio with a naked man, brainwashed her, and touched her left breast.
Shirley Dieu, who is acting as her own lawyer, filed suit against the doctor for the incident she says occurred in 2007, after a taping of the Dr. Phil show.
Courthouse News reports that Dieu claims the show wouldn't allow her to leave the studio, where she was deprived of food and sleep. That's when Dr. Phil allegedly touched her boob during a counseling session, and forced her to "be in the same room with a completely naked live man while he exposed his entire naked body, genitals and all."
Doesn't sound very Phil-like!
Dieu also claims that she was "brainwashed to trust her captives" and "programmed to believe that she was getting real therapy from a real licensed doctor." Although Dr. Phil is indeed a licensed doctor, he is not licensed to practice therapy in California.
She's seeking punitive damages for false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, indecent exposure, brainwashing, public ridicule and humiliation, mental and physical abuse, assault and battery, negligence and fraud.
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