Phil McGraw and CBS have been sued for negligence by a teen who claims she was sexually assaulted for “harassing” youth at a Utah treatment facility when her show sent her to age 17 Was.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to the LA Times, Hannah Archuleta claimed that she had a turn-about in Escalante, Utah, in October 2019 after visiting Dr. Phil with her parents for mental health support. The ranch was dispatched. According to The Wrap, the now-71-year-old host and other staff reportedly made glowing recommendations about the facility to his father, Tony Archuleta, to send him there, neglecting to mention the “known physical risks”. to be celebrated. And both former guests of the show and others suffered emotional damage. “
As you may recall, Bhad Bhabi (aka the “Cash Me Outside” girl) previously described the abuse of teens in a rehab facility, even mentioning the 2016 when she was living there. Later, the rapper mentions Hannah’s * in an eight-minute YouTube video calling on Dr. Phil for recommending the farm to youth.
In the suit documents, Archuleta stated that “she was sexually assaulted twice by a male staff member, and then physically and psychologically abused by Ranch staff in retaliation for reporting her attacker.” * After that, she wrote a letter to her family in Colorado asking for help, according to the LA Times. Her father then came to Utah, removed her from the program, and filed a report with the local sheriff’s office.
A spokesman for the McGraw and Dr. Phil Show, Jerry Sharrell, issued a statement to The Wrap on Thursday regarding the allegations, saying:
“After Hannah Archuleta’s appearance on ‘Dr. Phil’ in 2019, her parents chose to seek treatment at Turn-About Ranch. None of the defendants in this case had anything to do with her program at that facility, as documents signed by the Archuletas reflect. We understand that she subsequently sued Turn-About Ranch but that case was dismissed and recently refiled. This case will be vigorously contested.”
Elsewhere in the lawsuit, led by malpractice attorney Gloria Allred, Hannah insisted that McGraw, the show, and his production company, Stage 29 Productions, could make a financial arrangement with Turn-About Ranch:
“On information and belief, one or more Defendants receive some form of consideration for recommending and sending the show’s minor guests to Turn-About Ranch.”
However, Sherell denied the allegations against TheWrap:
“There are not and never have been financial ties to Turn-About Ranch.”
Archuleta is currently seeking a jury trial and damages for “physical illness, emotional distress, humiliation,” and lost wages. Reactions to the allegations being leveled against Dr. Phil, Perezius readers? Let us know in the comments below).
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