Dr. Phil McGraw Scandal: Young Patient Accuses Him Of Sexual Abuse And More -- Details, Plus Dr. Phil's Response

Chrissie Williams

Twenty-years ago, a young patient named Sara Morrison claimed that Dr. Phil McGraw molested her while treating her for clinical depression, Radar Online reports. Morrison claims that Dr. Phil fondled and molested her while under his care over 20-years ago. Sara alleges that the police were called to investigate the abuse claims, and threatened to end the TV shrink's career as a therapist.

Morrison claims that a day doesn't go by that she doesn't think about how Dr. Phil changed her life, and the abuse shaped her life in a profound way.

"Dr. Phil is a monster and a bully," Sara exclaimed.

"He profoundly affected the course of my life. The world should know this man is a predator and a bully. He shouldn't be telling Americans how to live their lives, how to improve themselves."
"Phil was extremely insistent that I call him all the time, and he would call me. He wanted to see me three or four times a week – as a patient."

"He'd be running his hand up and down the inside of my thigh all the way up to my panties. He'd put his hands between my legs. He'd reach in my blouse and touch my breasts. He pulled my breasts out of my bra and kissed them."

"What's the big deal, it's just a man's body," Dr. Phil would say.

Sara reveals that she allowed the abuse to continue because Dr. Phil was her therapist and she had a level of trust and respect for him. Eventually, she reported him to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologist, and a full investigation commenced.

Apparently, according to Radar Online's records, Dr. Phil had to have another therapist present while he conducted all therapy sessions with his patients. The worst part was he had to pay for the second therapist fee for being present in his appointments.

"The board effectively put Phil out of business by making it too costly for him to operate. Another therapist had to be in the room when Phil conducted a therapy session, and he had to pay the (second) therapist. In less than a year, he gave up his license and left town."
"Dr. and Mrs. McGraw, after enduring years of the National Enquirer, Star and other American Media Inc. publications knowingly and recklessly printing outrageous lies about them, their marriage, their integrity and their character, have finally concluded that enough is enough and too much is too much."

[Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images]