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2012 Shows

Does love really conquer all? James, 41, quit his job and left his wife and three children to pursue a relationship with his 18-year-old former student, Jordan. The couple says they're not breaking any laws, want to set the record straight with Dr. Phil, and want Jordan's mother, Tammie, to stop her Facebook "smear campaign" against them. In a national exclusive, Tammie confronts James for the first time on Dr. Phil’s stage. Find out how the attraction began and why Tammie says James is lying. Were there secret meetings before Jordan turned 18? And, what does Jordan stand to lose? Parents, how would you react if your child started a relationship with his or her former teacher?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: shanon2885 on Oct 11, 2015, 12:27PM - In reply to leah_v
Replied By: freelandsm on Apr 8, 2015, 9:19PM

You know...if she was incredibly mature, and he was really hot, and not married with children, and not out of work, and not on trial for child molestation.....this MIGHT have worked.  Unfortunately, she is very naive, and immature, and when she finally wakes up, I'm afraid it will be too late.  You can't fix stupid.  I feel so bad for her mother. My guess is she is looking for a father figure having lost her own.  SO SAD. I will pray for her.
Replied By: corpsman2326 on Jun 5, 2013, 9:53PM - In reply to prathon
I agree in whole with what you said, however you have to also look at the POSITION he held.   If he was a 41 year old teacher and she was an 17 year old waiting to turn 18 to go into the national guard.  He is still a pervert.  The man was a TEACHER.  I believe you are missing the poing.  He is a public servant held in great regard by parents who entrust him with his position to teach their children, teens, adolescents subject material that will benefit them the rest of their lives.  I served eight years in TWO brances of the service.  I was 17 when i entered the Delayed entry program and had to wait until i was 18 to leave.  I was young, but cocky. young...and I was married at the age of 18. So how is it different....i can tell you...if a 41 year old Drill instructor tried to make it with a 18 year old Recruit.  We would STILL think he was a pervert.....we would have lost respect.  Sure, we all made comments and whistled and hooped and hollered ....but an age difference like that ...coupled with the fact he was her TEACHER is sickening.
Replied By: marietjie on Dec 7, 2012, 2:48AM - In reply to prathon
Quite so!

I must say, when I watched the programme, I thought about my great-grandmother, who married my great-grandfather when he was 28 and she was 14. But that was in the nineteenth century...

Replied By: prathon on Sep 3, 2012, 12:54PM
Just watched with great interest your show featuring James Hooker 41 former high school teacher and Jordan Powers 18 student. We understand and support the Mothers concerns with her daughter being only 18 in a relationship with an older married teacher. We have adult children ourselves. What we didn't fully understand was why this young lady, who at 18 is considered an adult here in Ireland was repeatedly referred to as a child by both Dr Phil and her mother. Yet when it comes to times of war and terrorism we can send our young people off at 18 to fight for our country. No young person in either the Naval, Army or Air forces would be considered or treated as a child because they were only 18. We fully support and admire all the military services and actions that are taken worldwide to protect and provide us with our freedom and liberty. We don't understand how in one situation an 18 year old is considered a child while in another situation an 18 year old is given an adult status as in military service for example?
Replied By: schouwstra on Aug 16, 2012, 10:18PM - In reply to cindywood
Replied By: leah_v on Aug 12, 2012, 1:34PM - In reply to alphak555
She left him and he got arrested because he has done this before!!

Replied By: alphak555 on Jul 3, 2012, 11:59PM
This man, if you can call him that, iS disgusting! Jordan should be told that he knows exactly what to say to her to make her feel wanted and beautiful because he is a manipulator! Anyone who has a relationship with someonewhere their is a fiduciary relationship consisting of authority should be ashamed of themselves! He should go to jail or get mental health help be ause he is sick!  I support the mother completely and feel really sorry for her! Mr hooker needs to be jailed!
Replied By: cindywood on Apr 26, 2012, 9:54PM
Dr Phil,

Please have this girl back on the show with her mom. I want to see what she has to say now that they are not together. Can't wait!
Replied By: strikeoff81 on Apr 10, 2012, 6:27PM - In reply to alananaz
I was so glad to hear about this preditors' arrest! This Mom show amazing restraint and took clear headed action against him. This particular show made me sick. It was obvious that this young girl was in desparate need of a father figure and I believe James took advantage of that for his own personal perversion.I also feel extremely sorry for his wife and children. There isn' t a punishment severe enough to deal with this psycho.
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