2014 Shows

In a Dr. Phil first, a catfish who orchestrated several online dating deceptions faces her victims, in-studio. How did Jeanne, a married, stay-at-home mom, trick Bart into two fake relationships? And, why did she do it? Jeanne admits she used the photos of two former classmates -- who confront her on Dr. Phil’s stage. How do they feel about being pulled into her drama? Plus, Jeanne says when she killed off one of Bart’s “girlfriends,” she even sent him human ashes in the mail -- whose were they? And, has she duped anyone else? Then, a controversial story ripped from the headlines: Ryan says his ex-girlfriend, Holly, falsely accused him of posting intimate photographs and videos of her online after they broke up -- and took her story to the media. In a Dr. Phil exclusive, Ryan shares his side of the story for the first time. What does he say happened? (OAD: 10-31-13)

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: juditv on Oct 17, 2015, 2:43AM - In reply to deblynch2
wha-at? Chris Rock would say Craaa-zeee! They should bloomingwell be out in the open so that this scourge can go away! it's the Bart guy who is a worry here. My elderly mom wouldn't be caught by anything on the net.
Replied By: juditv on Oct 17, 2015, 2:41AM - In reply to carlisle
Bart seemed a savvy guy. Has he learnt nothing over many years. The red lights flickered with the FIRST one and loudly too. Why would such a pretty girl go and look for someone on the net? ALL those pics are false probably unless you go to a reputable site where people are truly screened. Forget the girls, this guy must keep his bank OFF the internet. Do nothing online until you know how to delete.
Replied By: tvphan on Oct 15, 2015, 8:15AM - In reply to bonnieronnie
Humiliating his guests is what Dr Phil does.  Maybe it's an effective and accepted psychological technique. If he had follow-ups, especially longer-term follow-ups on them, then we could tell.
Replied By: carlisle on Jan 6, 2015, 10:28PM
I watched this show waiting for Dr Phil to say something to Bart about his weird behaviour but he never did.

Don't get me wrong, I don't condone what Jean did, but as many others have said, what the hell was Bart thinking?  Falling in love with women he'd never met in person?  Sleeping with the ashes of a dead woman HE'D NEVER MET next to his bed?  Stalking the women whose photos were used and flying out to where they lived to meet them in person once he'd realised he'd been fooled?  The guy needs help.

Replied By: deblynch2 on Jun 18, 2014, 2:02PM
i am sick of dr. phil harrasing the cat fish. what about the idiots that don't know they are being duped till things get out of control.these people are always on line looking for "perfect" mates. They try to take the easy way out instead of just meeting them in real life. Also, i am aggravated how they always want to meet only perfectly thin and beautiful people. the people who are duped deserve it because they are shallow individuals. got news, stay by yourselves because you are the only ones GOOD enough to be around yourselves lol.
Replied By: gladdyss on Jun 18, 2014, 1:15PM
These fake online profiles are always of very attractive people who probably wouldn't have any trouble at all getting a date. That should be your first clue. The catfish always turn out to be overweight underachievers. These people have huge self esteem problems.

At the same time, the people who get scammed are living in a fantasy world, looking online for a stunningly gorgeous man or woman. Remember how people used to meet? In the park, in church, at work, even a matchmaker. There's a lot to be said for doing things the old fashioned way.
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Jun 17, 2014, 5:34PM
I doubt Jeanne is all that sorry for what she did. Despite feeling "terrible" and "horrible" she kept the game of deception going and going instead of ending it if she was indeed feeling so guilty. She was bored and needing attention? Well, she got her 60 minutes of fame on Dr. Phil (plus re-runs) besides enjoying the rush of playing fantasy girlfriend to Bart and many others. If she was so bored she should have grabbed her young son and taken him to a park, playground or swimming pool so as to connect to her family, not spent hours a day on the computer detaching herself from them. The pity parties these people indulge themselves in just never seem to end.
Replied By: pbanjulie1 on Jun 17, 2014, 2:19PM
I was watching and irritated the whole time.  The stories that she was feeding him were so outragious that I feel like he needs to own up to his part in the whole thing.  Undercover DEA.  Really?  In what world would anyone working undercover reveal that information over the internet.  I think he likes the drama.  When I see older widowed divorced women being catfished, I can see how it happens.   This guy is from the technology generation, it is unbelieveable to me that this really was that naive.
Replied By: bonnieronnie on Jun 17, 2014, 10:25AM - In reply to msm333
He didn't fall in love with women. He fell in love with fantasies. These women, as he knew them, didn't even exist.

He needs to learn how to get out of fantasyland before "falling in love."
Replied By: bonnieronnie on Jun 17, 2014, 10:23AM - In reply to goldrush
Doesn't it appear to you, too, that Dr. Phil just took this woman's word that she was in therapy? I'm going to assume that his people checked her (and her therapist) out.

She obviously has issues. She didn't need further humiliation, which he just kept hammering into her. She needs therapy!
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