MOTHER OF "THE BACHELOR" CONTESTANT GIA ALLEMAND SPEAKS OUT EXCLUSIVELY ON "DR. PHIL" ON SEASON 12 LAUNCH, THIS TUESDAY
Also Kicking Off The New Year Will Be Episodes On Catfish Love Scams, Teen Athletes Accused of Raping a Classmate and the Return of Monster-in-Law Khalood
(Los Angeles, CA - September 6, 2013) - Donna Micheletti, the mother of "The Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand who recently committed suicide, sits down with Dr. Phil for an exclusive interview this Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (check local listings) about the tragic death of her daughter. Also appearing on the launch of the Season 12 of DR. PHIL are 'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka and Allemand's publicist and friend, Penelope Jean Hayes.
Allemand was found unconscious in her apartment about a month ago by her boyfriend NBA player Ryan Anderson. She was rushed to a New Orleans hospital and immediately put on life support. Allemand was taken off support and died on August 14 - two days after being admitted. Micheletti describes to Dr. Phil the torment and anguish she felt during her daughter's final days. Micheletti goes into detail about the agonizing final phone conversation she had with her daughter, her attempt to comfort Allemand and keep her calm until she could get to her side. Micheletti also reveals to Dr. Phil what she feels really led her daughter to take her own life.
"I'm really mad at her that she did this for no reason," said Micheletti. "In 12 hours it would have been fine. I'm really angry."
"Celebrate all of the days of her life," Dr. Phil told Micheletti during the taping. "And don't focus on just that one moment of her death."
Also airing in September:
"Love Scams: Courted By A Catfish?" airs Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Dr. Phil talks to two women who believe they have finally found true love with men they have met online. One woman insists she is dating a man she has never spoken to or met in person. She has gone to great lengths to please him, which includes stuffing cash into a cereal box and shipping it overseas. Another woman believes her fiancé she has never met is not an imposter and she has the engagement ring to prove it. BUT- are these men who they claim to be or are these women victims of love scams? PLUS- the REAL person behind one of the "catfish" photos used to lure and scam a former guest is revealed!
"Football Star Accused: Did He Do It?" airs Thursday, September 12, 2013 and "Football Star Accused: The Alleged Victim Speaks Out" airs Friday, September 13, 2013
Four members of their high school football team are accused of the rape of a female classmate at an un-chaperoned party last December. The boys say it was consensual, but the alleged victim says otherwise. Dr. Phil talks to one of the accused, his parents and an exclusive interview with the alleged victim to find out what really happened that evening.
"Outrageous Monster in Law Khalood is Back and It's a Big One!!" Airs Monday, September 16, 2013
Self-admitted "monster in-law" Khalood first caught viewers' attention three years ago when she called her own son-in-law a Dumb Ass on national television and instantly became the guest who viewers loved to hate. She is back in-studio with a bone to pick with Dr. Phil and an unexpected update that may throw some viewers for a loop!
The syndicated series, DR. PHIL, was created by Harpo Productions, and is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution. DR. PHIL, entering its 12th season, is the #1 ranked syndicated daytime talk show, a position held since the conclusion of The Oprah Winfrey Show in May, 2011.