2012 Shows

Dr. Phil goes behind the headlines with a former madam who tells all, a bank customer-turned-hero and a hotel guest who says she was sexually assaulted and that the front desk handed her room key to her assailant. First, Laurie made national news when the FBI cracked down on her multimillion-dollar female escort business that she ran with her now ex-husband, Greg. After taking a plea deal for coercion of prostitution and money laundering charges, she says she served one day in prison and is now ready to come clean about what she claims really happens in the sex-for-sale industry. Then, Rich says he thought he was doing the right thing when he tackled a man with a gun who was attempting to rob a bank. See the moment when Rich decided to act -- It’s all caught on video! Shot in the leg while trying to subdue the suspect, Rich says he was first labeled a hero, but things took a nasty turn when the bank allegedly failed to pay his medical bills. Rich sued the bank -- and then says he watched his reputation go down the drain. Find out why Rich says he can’t move on. Plus, New York businesswoman Alison is suing a hotel in Finland on allegations that she was sexually assaulted when the front desk gave her room key to a man claiming to be her husband. Don’t miss these jaw-dropping headline stories!

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Replied By: onestill on Jun 2, 2012, 7:08AM
So a "madam" for 10 years and you've learned nothing good can come out of this?

So only after you've made your 10 million, bought your nice big fluffy house, filled your bank account, and rolled your husband to keep you're sorry butt outta the klink you decide that hey no good can come from this.  Are we supposed to look up to this woman as a moral icon teaching us the woes of the world. 

Geez... I know that no good can come from running an illegal prostitution ring... but I'll choose not to learn that until I become filthy rich and padded my bank accounts.
Replied By: sagall on May 31, 2012, 10:04PM
I have had 2 incidents where a person/couple's room key has been activated and they walked into my room while I was sleeping. Fortunately it was a mistake both times and they quickly left.  Everyone, please remember to do the secondary lock on your door. I learned my lesson! Note: when another persons room key is activated, yours gets deactivated. I also learned that the hard way!
Replied By: marnie100 on May 30, 2012, 9:40AM
He had 70 rounds of ammunition and was crazy. The statistics did not apply in this case. His behavior was bizarre, dropping money to grab a tiny bank bag and then jumping over to the teller. I would take my money out of that cheap ungrateful bank if I lived there. They should have paid the medical bills at the very least. There are fewer heroes and more losers willing to do nothing and defend their cowardly lifestyles. The madam is a phony and there are people blaming the woman for forgetting to latch the top of the door, assuming they had one. What's with blaming the victims, has everyone lost their minds.
Replied By: kobesnana on May 30, 2012, 8:50AM - In reply to grammy4u
I couldn't agree more. I find the format difficult personally. Just like Facebook people sit around and try to come up with a bunch of changes. It's like walking into a classroom after the teacher has started and you're like what the heck? Can you start over please. Lol. I'm okay with change but not a flood of them to the point where you have to study it because once you do it's all different 6 months from then.
Replied By: kobesnana on May 30, 2012, 8:33AM
I haven't read all the comments here but what was glaring to me was the cost of the medical bills period. I can't imagine having bills like that although I am finding out that is what we'll all be facing thanks to the so-called "Affordable Health Care Act." Our premiums and co-pays have shot through the roof. If we were so unfortunate as to be seen in an out-of-network hospital we are liable for the first $45,000!! That would bankrupt us in a nano-second. I recently was seen in an ER and before they got me to a bed they demanded we pay our $200 co-pay. It is cold and heartless these days and is more of a super greedy business rather than any kind of "care" that we should be getting. I have seen it deteriate at an alarming speed. God help us all in the next few years to come. We'll be homeless if we have any other health issues and I am not exaggerating one bit. Something needs to change and quick.
Replied By: galense on May 30, 2012, 7:50AM - In reply to sdfamman
I could not have said it better - who thinks of stats in a situation like that.....not a hero. - Thank God for the heros that walk this earth - we are fortunate to have people willing to injure themselves to help others.  Rich could have died doing what he did but everyone could have died if he did nothing
Replied By: belichicksucks on May 29, 2012, 11:48PM - In reply to cwfinkle
First off this guy stole more than $90k in his robberies, look at the FBI file on him.  Second Rich didn't do what he did to save the banks money, he did it to save lives.  The robber had written his last will and testament the day of the robbery.  So a suicidal guy enters a bank with 2 guns a hunting knife, body armor, 70 rounds of ammo and nobody is going to get hurt????  I can't understand how you could be so obtuse to not be able to see that, I guess your just one of the neutered minions who occupy this world for 50 or 60 years never having the courage to do anything but ready to criticize everybody.
Replied By: belichicksucks on May 29, 2012, 11:42PM - In reply to pupchik
Rich's wifes insurance had a subjugation clause.  Which means any 3rd party(i.e Bank) money goes directly to her insurance until they are made whole.  This is typical of most insurances.  The theory is that the insurer did nothing wrong and if a 3rd party is liable they need to pay back the insurance company first and then the person 2nd.  So since her insurance paid 60k and the bills were 80k that left 20k for Rich to pay.  So if the bank gave him 20k, 30k, 40k, or 60k rich would still owe 20k.  The only way rich gets out without owing anything is if the bank covers all the medical like they said they would on TV.  Gets a little technical and Tv shows don't necessarily have the time to go through all the legal technicalities, doesn't make for good tv.    All you have to do though is look at camp to see he is not looking to get rich.
Replied By: cwfinkle on May 29, 2012, 6:26PM - In reply to jhf930
I'd like to be surrounded by level-minded individuals who have the good sense to stay passive and let the bank take their insured hit. This man's actions got himself and two other people shot. Other robberies committed by this individual netted him less than $5,000. Our hero wants over $20,000 in damages for stopping a $5,000 robbery. They offered to pay his medical expenses and he declined, probably on the advice of his attorney. This so-called dinner invitation was meant to be a business meeting to discuss the situation. Once again, lawyers step in, screw everything up and run off with the reward. This "hero" is dumb, dumb, dumb.
Replied By: cwfinkle on May 29, 2012, 6:10PM - In reply to doomsdaydiva
Is a good thing. I don't know for sure, but I suspect this woman did not have or did not use the dead bolt or chain on her door. This would have prevented the whole thing. Not that the hotel was acting responsibly and she wasn't, I'm just suggesting that she did not employ some simple safety measures that could have thwarted this whole incident. These stories are for us to learn from and take into consideration. To suggest that no American should ever travel abroad, go to Finland or stay at that particular hotel because it isn't safe is absolute absurdity.
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