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Dr. Phil Sparks Outrage with Sexual Assault Tweet
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Dr. Phil Sparks Outrage with Sexual Assault Tweet

Aug 22 2013, 6:46am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Turner(LOS ANGELES) -- An "upset" Dr. Phil McGraw has responded to the outrage caused by a sex question a staffer posted on Twitter Tuesday to be viewed by the show host’s...

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Dr. Phil Sparks Outrage with Sexual Assault Tweet

Aug 22 2013, 6:46am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Turner(LOS ANGELES) -- An "upset" Dr. Phil McGraw has responded to the outrage caused by a sex question a staffer posted on Twitter Tuesday to be viewed by the show host’s 1.2 million followers.

The question was posed to promote a discussion about a recent news story, but the way it was worded came across as insensitive and inappropriate to many.

The Twitter post, which has since been deleted, read, "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil."  The tweet included the hashtag "#teensaccused," which implied the question was meant to be about a topical news story being discussed on his show, according to Deadline.com.

The post caused a flood of outrage from Dr. Phil's Twitter followers, and the #DrPhilQuestions hashtag started trending on Twitter immediately.

Wednesday morning, a rep for Dr. Phil issued a statement about Tuesday's "ill-advised" tweet: "This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke.  As he has maintained over many years, Dr. Phil believes that the position of those incapacitated in any fashion; be it drugs, alcohol, age or mental illness cannot and do not have the capacity to give their consent to anything, especially sex, which could have life changing repercussions."

The statement continues: "This was a research post in preparation for a show, not a personal post and Dr. Phil deleted it the second he saw it. It was clearly ill-advised. We sincerely apologize that it suggested anything other than what was intended, data gathering.  As you can imagine, Dr. Phil is very upset that this happened."/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

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Thank Dr. Phil for Giving us Megyn Kelly

Oct 10 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: ftvlive

Whether you love or hate Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly, you can thank Dr. Phil for bringing her to TV.Kelly credits Dr. Phil McGraw with helping her move into TV and a happier marriage.Kelly was interviewed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Tuesday afternoon at the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business conference in California, where Kelly revealed how she was inspired to leave her job as a high-powered lawyer for a $17,000 job ...
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