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In 2012, Amanda accused her ex-husband, George, a U.S. Army veteran, of molesting her then 7-year-old daughter, and he recently was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. George’s parents, Harold and Cindy, believe their son was wrongfully convicted, and they want to set the record straight in an effort to have him released. Emotions run high when the parents confront Amanda on Dr. Phil’s stage and accuse her of coercing her daughter into making false allegations against George. How does Amanda respond? Dr. Phil sorts through the details of the case in search of answers. How does George respond to the allegations? Tune in, and weigh in: Has a child molester been taken off the streets, or is an innocent man paying for a crime he didn’t commit? This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised. (OAD: 2-7-14)

Find out what happened on the show.
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Replied By: loyalalways on Jul 22, 2014, 1:06PM - In reply to alwaysaskeptic
With all due respect, you can't judge someone on that. Everyone handles things differently. So what if she got married? She's entitled to be happy, too. That doesn't mean that she's lying or that she made it all up, putting ideas into her daughter's head. He could have been helping her with her pain and then they fell in love. We don't know how we'd handle things under the same circumstances unless we've been there. The way things stand right now, we have to take that little girl's word because the cops believe her and so did the jury. The fact that the step-father let this little girl watch porn from beginning to end tells me that he's VERY shady and these parents are in denial. If he'll watch porn with her, he's capable of doing anything, IMO.

Someone here posted that a woman with children should never marry again. Good grief. That's asking an awful lot from someone. Why shouldn't she be happy if he's good with her kids? Lots of women remarry and have partners who are great with their kids to the point where the kids call him dad. Sometimes they're better than the biological father. I know more than one person who remarried and the step-father is the only daddy the kids know. Where is the biological dad??? Lord only knows, but he's not in the lives of his children.
 
Replied By: gladdyss on Jul 22, 2014, 12:44PM - In reply to loyalalways
You put that very well. I agree with you wholeheartedly. He was founf guilty by people who heard all the evidence over a period of days, not a few soundbites on a one hour TV show.

Just because this man is a soldier and his parents sream and shout very loudly  does not mean he is innocent.
 
Replied By: loyalalways on Jul 22, 2014, 8:24AM - In reply to valadezta
First of all, I'm not trying to be nasty to you. I'm just wondering why people think this little girl is lying or Amanda is lying when there is no proof of that, except for the accusations of these parents. He had a fair trial and the jury, whom have heard a LOT more than we did on this show, found him guilty. These particular police, who are trained in molestation of children talked to the little girl and believed she was telling the truth about being molested. If something comes up  proving otherwise, I'm open to considering it, of course.

So what you're saying is that the whole system is stupid because the trained cops who talked to this girl believed her. A jury heard all of the evidence and convicted them. So, they're all stupid, too, according to your thinking. 

So, in your opinion, the little girl is lying. This "great man" in your eyes, let this young girl watch porn from beginning to end. What makes you think he wouldn't go further??? Just because the guy is in the military doesn't mean he's a saint. In most cases, children do not lie about stuff like this. You HAVE TO believe children until it's proven otherwise.

 
Replied By: loyalalways on Jul 22, 2014, 12:22AM - In reply to gladdyss
I agree. These parents accuse Amanda and then they turn around and her of doing the same things to their son. Why is it OK for them?? It's not OK for anyone to do that.. Denial, denial, denial. just want to ruin  

Not only that, he ADMITTED to letting this little girl watch porn from beginning to end. What kind of adult does that????? That right there is a crime, IMO! Also, trained policemen talked to the little girl and believed her. He had a fair trial and was convicted. I'm surprised he got life, though. But, I can't believe these parents are calling this little child a liar!! As it stands, it's their son who's the liar, not the child.

The girlfriend loves her boyfriend. Of course she's not going to believe anything bad about him. She also hasn't known him for a long time. Everyone is on their best behaviour when they're dating someone. I've watched a lot of Dr;. Phil shows where everything was fine before the marriage, then after the marriage, the husband (and, in some case, the wife) became abusive. But, you can tell that his parents have filled her head with nasty things about Amanda.

I think Amanda was very honest with Dr. Phil. I was surprised at a couple of things she admittted. She may have done some stupid things in her life, but it sounds like her daughter said some things that a little girl should NOT know about. I found his parents to be VERY rude. When there's a child involved, yuou ALWAYS listen to and trust the child until proven otherwise. In most cases, they're telling the truth.
 
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on Jul 21, 2014, 8:02PM
Credibility is everything and Amanda doesn't look so great when the spotlight is on her. As Dr. Phil said, her shortcomings as a person don't automatically exonerate George but...

She admits to previous false allegations about physical abuse from George. She said mutual combat is more accurate.

She has a problem with alcohol.

She admits feeling she asked leading questions of her daughter.

She dismisses her ever-changing story about her daughter's clothing with "junkie speak", namely that she has nevered wavered in her accounts, it was the authorities who all got it wrong.

Most importantly, there's the timeline. The incident took place Oct. 21, 2012. Found guilty the following September and sentenced Oct. 21, 2013. Original air date is Feb. 7, 2014 so taping was when, late 2013? Amanda is well along in her pregnancy when taping occurs so my question is this...during this traumatic and tumultuous year of her daughter being molested, interviewed by authorities and then the trial, Amanda's priority was finding a new boyfriend and getting pregnant again? Really? Three babies, three fathers...brilliant!

 
Replied By: lazydaze1972 on Jul 21, 2014, 7:25PM - In reply to collyrvs
My husband and I both watched today's program, sad. 

But, feel that a lie detector test should have been done on the mother, since she had so many different comments regarding the incident, then just doesn't know why.
 
Replied By: cwfinkle on Jul 21, 2014, 7:01PM
I am a mother of two teenage daughters. I don't think my husband (and father of aforementioned daughters) was doing anything wrong when he stood under the shower with our six-month-old. But as soon as they could stand next to him (head to crotch) he was immediately uncomfortable and discontinued the practice. 

As far as nudity, 
These were my nudity rules for my kids. Two years old is the cut off for members of opposite sex, five years for same sex and NEVER for step-parents of either sex (although I'm still married to my children's father). 

From at least two-years-old, he CLOSED THE DOOR when he took a shower.

 
Replied By: pmustangca on Jul 21, 2014, 6:50PM
I'm an incest survivor and that line was used frequently by the man who was supposed to be my father that comment used for a defense should raise questions. And serving in the military is not a free pass, mine served in Viet nam
 
Replied By: kjsdestiny on Jul 21, 2014, 6:40PM
I know as a child I informed my mother I was being sexualiy molested, she didn't believe me until someone caught them in the act.  Till this day it still effect's my sexual relationships, in my current relationship we've been together almost 3 years now he is the sweetest im scared to give myself to him. My only problem with this motherls, having may different staments about what happened , and showing no emotion. It's been about 25-30 years  since this happened to me, but I can explan in detail what happened, how that person smelled, where my clothes where, and where this happened. When my mother found it was the truth she cried and this mother showed no emotions as i stated before please free this solider. 
 
Replied By: cwfinkle on Jul 21, 2014, 6:38PM
Is a great movie about how a vulnerable woman in a new relationship can make really bad decisions regarding the boundries between her children and her new man. Who knows what the truth is in this case, but BOTH parties made some really bad decisions and didn't protect this little girl as they should have.
 
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