According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Phil has had it up to here with American Media (AMI), the company who owns the National Enquirer, and recently filed a $250 Million lawsuit against them.
According to Dr. Phil, the National Enquirer has published 80 false stories over the past 13 years, about him and his wife Robin McGraw and he wants them to pay — literally.
The daytime talk show host says, “Enough is enough, it’s time for them to own up. As a member of the media, I have a deep respect for the First Amendment. But it does not protect these people who knowingly print lies for money, particularly lies about my wife.”
Dr. Phil’s lawyer, L. Lin Wood says, “If you ask me professionally, I would like nothing more than to see this company put out of business. They serve no legitimate purpose in society.”
In many of the stories, the National Enquirer implies that Phil and his wife are on the rocks, and L. Lin Wood says it is all lies. Wood says, “Dr. and Mrs. McGraw are role models for the happily married. There has never been talk of divorce or even separation.”
Dr. Phil and his wife are preparing to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month.
AMI have yet to release any statements regarding the matter.