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Dr. Phil continues his interview with Heather, who says her ex-husband, Brian, blames her for their 15-year-old son, Brandon’s, accidental overdose death in 2008 despite her acquittal in a criminal trial. Where was she that night? Was she aware of her son’s condition? Hear from Brandon’s friends, who were among the last to see him alive -- how do they describe what happened? And, two of the young men make shocking allegations against Heather -- how does she respond? Then, Heather defends her drug use, insisting she only takes “minimal” medications, “as prescribed.” Is she overmedicating? Heather’s best friend, Bernice, pleads for her to get help, and Dr. Phil issues what he believes is a “life-saving” ultimatum. Will Heather accept the offer?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: onward on May 20, 2014, 10:17PM
How in the world did this woman get acquitted of the charges against her?
Replied By: alwaysaskeptic on May 20, 2014, 7:37PM - In reply to skyemail
A poster questions if it was necessary to drag up accusations of child sexual abuse. Just hop around to recent episodes involving Jessi, Lynne and both the controlling husband and his depressed wife and you will see that being molested as a child can almost guarantee  a messed up teen or adult. But in this case it's an unnecessary, lurid detail?
Replied By: danellereid on May 20, 2014, 5:01PM
I just watched this show and I am in shock.  Dr. Phil barely batted and eye when he was told by 2 of the 4 young men that their friends mother, sitting on stage, sexually abused them when they were under age.  If this was turned around and the accused was a man and minor was a girl, his reaction would have been completely different.  Those young men need some counseling, acknowledgement, something!!  I am so disappointed that Dr. Phil didn't address this more.  He barely mentioned it and certainly didn't push the subject and offer those boys some help.  Shame on you Dr. Phil.
Replied By: mkpz33 on May 20, 2014, 3:39PM - In reply to gosinc
Totally agree.  It really angered me that Dr. Phil seemed to just gloss over the sexual molestation.  If it had been a middle-aged man and young teen girls, he would have been contacting the authories, not offering help.  What a double standard.  Shame on you, Dr. Phil.
Replied By: emsily on May 19, 2014, 2:13AM
Unfortunately Dr.Phil can't save them all. She has chosen death as her escape. Rehab wouldn't have worked for her. People might think that its never to late to save someone. In her case she doesn't want to be saved, she wants to die. She is to far gone. It's to late to save her and his help deserves to go to someone that will actually benefit from treatment.
Replied By: gosinc on May 17, 2014, 10:53AM
This woman is in complete denial of her behavior and lifestyle.  If this had been a man who was sexually involve with a 12 and 15 year old, people would be outraged.  It seems to me that Heather's molestation was ignored and I don't see that anyone wants to hold her accountable for that behavior.  She is reasonsible for the son's death and in my book so is the Father for allowing the boy to be in the care of a drug addict.  This molestation needs to be explored too.  Dr. Phil always assumes young girls are telling the truth and he should  assume that with the young boys as well.
Replied By: deblynch2 on May 17, 2014, 10:05AM - In reply to sanjay
would they also provide assistance for her sex problem? really sleeping with your son's friends? she is beyond hope
Replied By: deblynch2 on May 17, 2014, 10:02AM
Heather is disgusting for having sex with her son's friends. I don't care how loaded she was or what she was on
Replied By: deblynch2 on May 17, 2014, 9:59AM - In reply to riverrat63
thanks for providing that very informative explanation
Replied By: sweetpea327 on May 16, 2014, 6:48PM - In reply to upsydasy

Please bear with me here, I’m a bit confused.  I don't believe that I was assuming anything, you had stated in your very first sentence that I was supporting Heather but if you would have seen my posts you would've agreed that I was not.  Because you are assuming that I am supporting one person rather than another and you are not happy with who you assume that I am supporting, it actually sounds more like you're doing the right or wrong thing.  

I am not supporting anybody, I believe that everybody has a part here.  Granted I do believe that both Heather and the father have the most accountability in this situation, I also believe that the boys have a part in it as well.  I have never known a 15 year old that engages in underage drinking and the abuse of illegal drugs that did not know that they were BREAKING THE LAW.  Teenagers are expected to be held accountable for their actions hopefully by their parents but if not by the court system.  “Their brains are under developed so they are not accountable”, really?  I think you are misquoting Dr, Phil because the court system would disagree.  They aren't arguing over who was responsible for his death in the episode, they are arguing over who was negligent in not saving his life after the reprehensible actions occurred.  Brandon could have said that's enough, but he did not.  His friends could have hidden the drugs from him at any point but they did not.  The father could have wisely told Brandon "NO" you cannot stay with your mom alone, but he did not.  Heather could have stopped things before they got out of control, but she did not.  No one person is accountable here, they ALL are.  It's a horrid tragic situation in a terribly dysfunctional family that should have never happened! 

At this point, everyone needs to stop pointing fingers at each other and playing the blame game.  Heather needs to get clean so that the family can move on and still have an opportunity to turn this around and respect their son’s memory like adults and be proper examples to their son’s friends.

Again, thanks for posting and God Bless!!


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