The downward spiral of Hollywood, with its recent exposure of being a degenerate-plagued hellhole where sexual perversion and potential pedophilia has run rampant; its only further being brought to light with shocking claims against the long-running daytime series, “The Dr. Phil Show” now under the spotlight by multiple investigative journalists for shocking claims of disgusting behavior.
Several investigative journalists from the world-renowned<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/12/28/phil-says-rescues-people-from-addiction-others-say-his-show-puts-some-guests-health-risk/QJKZaxpyYU4TI25MFmNu5N/story.html"> Boston Globe</a>, including those who of whom The Goldwater has anonymously spoken to, say that they were tipped off that the producers and crew working for Phillip Calvin McGraw, known to the television viewing world as “Dr. Phil”; have been actively engaged in abuses of both drug addicts and alcohol with the intention of manipulating those guests to manufacture a crisis to bolster their ratings.
This is a sick ingredient that apparently further makes the final recipe of Hollywood degeneracy complete, as these elite producers and their employers are knowingly bringing on drug and alcohol addicted guests to their show and then shoving the temptations in front of them so that they're indulging in the very addictions they're coming to the show seeking help with.
This is being reported by several known stars who've appeared on the show, including a former reality television star, Todd Herzog, who was the winner of the series “Survivor: China” in 2007.
According to Herzog, his mother had sought out Dr. Phil for assistance due to his extreme alcoholism, back in 2013.
Upon his arrival to the set, in the green room backstage, saying that the producers of the show had a bottle of vodka waiting for him, to give in to his temptations; in order to boost the ratings of their show with him appearing intoxicated on the set.
To add fuel to the flames of potential scandal, Herzog claims that “someone” gave him a Xanax on the set of the show, in order to “calm his nerves”.
The Boston Globe reported:
<blockquote>” He had won “Survivor,” the reality TV test of grit and strength. But Todd Herzog was so drunk when he appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show in 2013 to get help for his alcoholism that he had to be carried onto the set and lifted into a chair.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>“I’ve never talked to a guest who was close to death,” show host Phillip McGraw declared on camera.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”TV viewers, however, didn’t see the setup for this shocking scene. Herzog told STAT and The Boston Globe that he was not intoxicated when he arrived at the Los Angeles studio. In his dressing room, he said, he found a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. He drank all of it. Then someone handed him a Xanax, he said, telling him it would “calm his nerves.”</blockquote>
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That incident caused such controversy, due to the fact that Herzog was so heavily intoxicated he literally had to be dragged onto the stage and physically placed in a chair.
What this essentially says is the show is abusing its guests for ratings, and there's no other way to look at it.
This is a dramatic development, that the Dr. Phil Show vehemently denies, although Phil Mcgraw himself and instead had spokesperson Martin Greenberg, a psychologist himself, who serves as the show’s director of professional affairs, answer with a denial of the claims.
In an official statement, Greenberg says that Herzog is lying. He says that not only 3ws there no bottle of vodka in his dressing room but that he was never given Xanax either. “We do not do that with this guest or any other,” he wrote. He called the allegations “absolutely, unequivocally untrue.”
“Dr. McGraw has a very strong sense of trying to not exploit people,” Greenberg said in an earlier interview. “Now, it is a television show. These people volunteer to come on. They beg to come on. And he tries to treat them with respect and to give them the opportunity to get help if they want to do that. It’s not a complicated formula.”
Despite this claim of innocence, a number of guests have said that during their visit to tape the show, they're forced into a hotel for around 48 hours prior to the taping, where they suffer from brutal detox, that if untreated for some types of addicts, can result in serious health problems or even death in worst-case scenarios.
This typically causes many of those guests to adventure into the Los Angeles streets, where almost any drug known to man can be found simply by asking locals.
One guest, who was pregnant and addicted, says that she went into the Skid Row neighborhood of LA, which is notorious for drugs and rampant degeneracy, seeking her next fix to keep her surviving until she could get help.
The show’s producers are fully aware of what they're doing, according to an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Southern California, Dr. Jeff Sugar.
“It’s a callous and inexcusable exploitation,” says Dr. Sugar. “These people are barely hanging on. It’s like if one of them was drowning and approaching a lifeboat, and instead of throwing them an inflatable doughnut, you throw them an anchor.”
Further casting blame on the addicts, versus admitting their guilt, scumbag Martin Greenberg of the “Dr. Phil Show” goes into overdrive at this suggestion.
“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 said in the statement. “The only change is they are one step closer to getting help, typically help they could not have even come close to affording.”
This guy can't be serious, I have to ask myself, but apparently, he is.
This is how the show views the people it's supposed to be assisting.
What's occurring here is an apparent effort to intentionally force addicts, on the verge of death; to give in to their temptations, become intoxicated, and film them at their very worst; because of course, it makes “great television” in the eyes of these producers.
I hope this serves as another wakeup call for the type of trash that's inside of Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and the fact that Dr. Phil himself is such a coward that he won't respond to the allegations only further incriminates the entire show.
How often does this happen? How many other similar actions occur in Hollywood as if it's business as usual? What the hell is wrong with these monsters running the show?
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Meh. An alcoholic got a drink from the staff?? If he was any kind of alcoholic at all he had booze in his backpack anyway. Drunk gets drunk…..or addict gets high……isn't much of a news story. It's like reporting that fish swim and birds fly.