Dr. Phil Sued for Alleged Hands-On Therapy

Celebuzz | October 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Oh, Dr. Phil; it sounds like you’ve been a naughty, naughty boy.

TMZ reports that the controversial TV shrink is being sued by a former female patient for allegedly employing some very unusual therapy techniques.

In papers filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, Shirley Dieu claims to have undergone treatment under the doc—full name Phil McGraw—in 2007 and got a lot more than she bargained for.

Dieu claims that McGraw made her “be in the same room with a completely naked live man while he exposed his entire naked body, genitals and all.”

And then it got creepy.

Dieu goes on to allege that McGraw “touched her left breast during the therapy session.”

To be fair, this sort of method is not entirely unheard of in the world of therapy.

Dieu claims she tried to escape the ordeal, but “was blocked by the staff to prevent her from leaving.”

A compelling tale—but is it true? Leave your opinions in the comments section.