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Topic : 11/28 Divorce Decision

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Created on : Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 06:07:09 pm
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Dr. Phil follows up with a story that millions of viewers found disturbing. Brandon, 25, confessed to having sex with a 15-year-old girl while still married to Emily. Now, he’s involved with another minor, and his wife says she’s had enough. Shortly after the couple arrived home, the story took a violent turn. Emily says that Brandon punched her in the head, gave her a concussion and bruised her arms. She says she didn’t trust Brandon with their 3-year-old daughter, so she filed for a protective order against him. Brandon says Emily is a pathological liar, and she’s using their child as a tool for revenge. First, Dr. Phil talks to Brandon alone. Find out why Brandon says he's a changed man, and why he believes that he’s the victim in all this. Then, Emily tells her side of the story and explains why she issued a warning to the parents of Brandon’s current girlfriend. Plus, Brandon squares off with Emily’s sister, Julie, who says she's fed up with his lies and manipulation. Are her accusations founded, or has Brandon turned his life around? Join the discussion.

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November 28, 2007, 1:08 pm CST

Hold on!

Quote From: bsuz35948

I agree this man is scraping the bottom of the barrell, and should be in jail for a long long time.  BUT...after listening to the show, it also seems like there is something very odd about Emily's story, it sure does not make sense.  I seems like her story is one of a woman on a mission of vengance (can't say I blame her, but), I also don't beleive 2 wrongs make it wright.  Let the law take care of him for what he did with the child, ((THEY WILL LOCK HIM UP).  I think she is lying about the rest to make him pay for hurting her, her story DOES NOT make sense and changed several times lisening to it.  It seems like DR Phil, was so repulsed by Brandon, that he was blinded by the possibility that the rest of Emily's story did not make sense.  Lets ALL pray for the child!

Not always is a woman lying when she tells about the actions of an ex to make him 'look bad!' Especially, in this case, where she doesn't have to move a muscle to make this joker look bad. He did a sensational job all on his own before she opened her mouth. WHY, In the name of all that's HOLY, would you WANT to stick up for this guy????????
November 28, 2007, 1:09 pm CST

11/28 Divorce Decision

Quote From: content33

I question Emily's honesty in all of this.  Marital violence doesn't just happen overnight.  There had to have been signs from before that would have led up to the violence that she suggests happened.  Brandon admits to being a pedophile - but that doesn't put him also in the abusive husband category.  Emily admits that she wants him out of her life and move on.  What an opportune way of initiating that!  She has been ultimately humiliated by his behaviour and has reason enough to not want their daughter left alone with him.  However, creating an additional image of him as an abuser would definitely give her the advantage in cutting all ties with him and destroying any possible relationship he could ever hope to develop with his own child.  As much as he is the scum of the earth for his betrayal of her and his behaviour with pornography and underage girls - it doesn't mean he is an abuser of women.  I would like to see them both take a polygraph test and prove me wrong.
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who believes in what a woman says, just because she's a woman. I have doubts of her claims of abuse, too. It's far too easy to fake such a thing in our gynocentric courts.
November 28, 2007, 1:10 pm CST

Are you SURE this fool was a Marine

I am a retired Marine and the uniform this sorry excuse of mankind was wearing in the picture looks very much like an Army uniform - unless he was with joint forces. To my knowledge Marines don't wear berets unless they are light blue Nato or serving on joint forces duty. It also looked like he was wearing an Army sweatshirt in another photo.  Since he has already lied so much, maybe he just wishes he was a Marine.  If he was a Marine, it is a real shame he didn't "get it." He is a disgrace. If he was a Marine, he was probably kicked out.  Marines are a lot of things, but usually not wife beaters, child molesters, plain stupid and disrespectful. Of course it would not  normally matter what his prior background is but it has been mentioned several times he is a former Marine. Also, why are the producers dragging down the Corps with this piece of crap?  His prior military service history does not progress the story.  I hope facts were checked here, there are a lot of wanna-bes that claim to be SEALS too.  Regardless, I am very sad for the wife and child.  

November 28, 2007, 1:14 pm CST

You go girl

Quote From: mrslowery

First of all, this man is not/was not a Marine. In all of his photos he is shown wearing Army attire. At no point will Marines ever wear army attire. With that being said, I am not really sure why him being in the military is such a big deal. If he was a cashier at the local gas station, the title of the show would not be "Local Cashier having sex with Minors". By announcing that he is a "Marine" you are giving all Marines a bad name. As a Marine wife, I find this very offensive. Not all Marines/military members are child molesters, and Iraq DOES NOT cause our men to become crazy loonatics, they were crazy before they went. I find it very ridiculous that my husband is being put in the same category as this man, because this man should not even be able to hold the title of a Former Marine.
Semper Fi....I just posted too.  I am retired Marine and I raised the same questions you did.  Probably a wanna be who wouldn't  deserve to lick my boots. Spoken like a Marine wife. Key Volunteer? LINKS?   
November 28, 2007, 1:17 pm CST

emily need to get out and leave Brandon alone

Each person makes their own dessions and as  far as I can see Emily made the dession to stay with  Brandon and like he said she could do hit her won head just to make him look bad .......there is a lot of silent abuss that is never told and Dr Phil has never done a show on the male abuse that woman do to them because men do not want ot admit that it happens to them...My husband is on htat had it happen to him in his first marraige ....
November 28, 2007, 1:18 pm CST


In the picture of  him in "uniform" he is wearing a beret. My fiancee is an officer in the Marine Corps and Marines do not wear berets and wearing old camoflauge. IF he was actually in Iraq he would have worn the digital camoflauge. Could this smug pervert be lying about his past?

November 28, 2007, 1:25 pm CST

Insanity Defense

WOW! …


This guy should claim INSANITY as a defense, because as we can see (and Dr. Phil said) “he needs professional medical help” (counseling).

November 28, 2007, 1:28 pm CST

Don't think he was a Marine

Quote From: lmcody

This guy is one sick individual...He needs major help... He should be registered as a sexually predator, and do some serious jail time... anger management and maybe some legal problems should help him out (hopefully) ...


Being the mother of a daughter, I get very upset about what people like him think that they have the right to do this type of thing to other people  and innocent children... How would he feel it some creep like himself did that to his daughter??? (I hope and pray that his daughter will be safe and go on to live a happy and healthy life)...I feel bad for the girls that he sexually molested, and I hope that they get out of there as fast as their legs can carry them... 


Being the daughter of a Marine, I know how Marines conduct themselves... My Pop passed away in late August... Up until his death he conducted himself as a Marine, and taught us that the saying is true, "Once a Marine, always a Marine"...  He went through the Korean War, and then went on to train others to help protect our country... he even worked as a Federal Security Guard until he found out about his cancer, and then made the decision to retire 4 months before his passing...


Shame on you Brandon, remember that you are supposed to be a man, you are a father, you served in the Marines to PROTECT our country... too bad now our country needs to be protected from you.... and I hope that your parents taught you better... GET HELP!!!


Emily, God Bless you and your child.... I hope that all turns out well for you and your daughter... Stay strong and protect your little angel, and keep your family close... they will help you no matter what...

I am a retired Marine Major, the uniform that creature was wearing was not a Marine uniform, unless he was with joint forces - it was a grainy picture but it also looked like he had collar rating devices like the Army. You dad sounded like what a Marine is supposed to be....remember there are a lot of sick, sorry folks who claim to be Marines ( same with SEALS) to make themselves feel better but wouldn't rate to lick your father's boots.  If this piece of work WAS a Marine, that is a crying shame, I hope he was given a dishonorbale discharge, the puke....
November 28, 2007, 1:28 pm CST

For Emily

Emily needs to never talk to  brandon, that guy sucks, she should talk to me, she is gorgeous
November 28, 2007, 1:32 pm CST

11/28 Divorce Decision

Quote From: anon_slc

If you are with in a relationship with someone, you expect the relationship to grow and deepen over time; you expect a heart connection to be made and maintained.  You operate your life based on this expectation.  When your partner in the relationship does not or cannot make an emotional connection, the relationship becomes very painful.  Some of my favorite books that provide a great introduction and insight into personality types most capable of repeated infidelity are:



Why is it Always About You?  The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss  AND Emotional Blackmail:  When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward  


Malignant Self Love:  Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin MAYBE The Professional Bachelors Dating Guide:  How to Exploit Her Inner Psycho by Dr Brett Tate


Get Me Out of Here:  My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel Reiland OR The Angry Heart:  Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders by Joseph Santoro and Ronald Cohen


Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions by Otto Kernberg OR The Psychology of Lust Murder:  Paraphilia, Sexual Killing, and Serial Homicide by Catherine Purcell and Bruce Arrigo  


Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger OR Healthy Boundaries Workbook: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Set and Maintain Better Boundaries by Deborah Deiboldt Legge


How to Journal for Therapy:


Healing Anxiety and Depression (7 types of anxiety and depression) by Daniel Amen and Lisa Routh OR Getting Help:  The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Self-Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems by Jeffrey Wood



There are relationships, marriages and families that are so destructive the only option is for a person to get out.  Get out with the little bit of sanity you may have remaining.  Make a promise to yourself to leave.  Leave so you can begin a life of healing and recovery.  Leave so you can learn to live a joyful, peaceful, trusting and fulfilling life.



Hope it helps!


On todays show this man states he was a former Marine.  The picture you showed him in was a Army Uniform. Is he lying about being a Marine?   He is a very sick man and hopefully he will get what he has coming.
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