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Topic : 05/31 Falsely Accused

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Created on : Friday, October 28, 2005, 02:16:37 pm
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(Original Air Date: 11/2/2005) False accusations have ruined lives and divided families. No one knows this better than Terry. She claims she was falsely labeled as a gossip at her son, Steve's, rehearsal dinner and was escorted out of his wedding by security! Now, she confronts her son and daughter-in-law for the first time in almost five months. Can this family ever reconcile, or are they better off apart? Then, a former high school principal made headlines when a 16-year-old student accused him of having sex with her. The scandal rocked the town, and now he struggles to regain his reputation and move forward.  Share your thoughts here.


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November 2, 2005, 2:03 pm CST


YES, ETHIQUETTE. It says you get to invite who you want to your wedding and even royals have been known to invite the parents but not their spouses. They could have invited the dad without the new wife or whatever she is now. That was the way to go to avoid confrontations. It is the prerrogative of the dad to then decide if he can go. How dare you have the police escort away your own mother and sister. Why would you have the police at a common person's wedding anyway. The mother spoke the truth, anyway. And you cannot send them away after you have your wedding so far away as Hawaii!!!!! Something was spoken on the sense that this couple have known each other for a short time before the wedding. I wonder about that.... It was clear that the wife wants nothing to do not only with the mother in law but the sister and whoever is uncomfortable with that divorce's situation! And she is already talking about not permitting contact between her future children and the grandmother!!!!!!!!!! That is just plein cruel!!!!!!!! I have lived through similar situations and tese are sincerely my thoughts. The brothers seem to know better....I am so mad. Your mom is supossed to take you to the altar, for God's sake!!!!!!!!
November 2, 2005, 2:05 pm CST

I agree

Quote From: no_1_fan

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 I'm not saying the mother isn't a gossip or hasn't had horrible things to say regarding the divorce, but that daughter-in-law appeared to be a sheep in wolves attire today. It's clear that she was pulling that wagon. I have no doubts that she was the one who originally suggested the mother be escorted away from the wedding. I don't care what the mother has done or said, there's nothing (that was revealed today) worth that kind of treatment. If I heard right, the son lived with both his father and mother until their divorce 6 years ago. This means that she cared for him, supported him financially (I'm sure), and helped raise him for heaven sakes! I'm sure the mother endured far worse things out of her son during his adolescent years. This is beyond me. I can't imagine anyone escorting their MOTHER away from their marriage ceremony, excluding the idea of bodily harm. None of which I heard today.

Also, when Dr. Phil asked the son questions, the daughter-in-law quickly answered most of them. Sorry, I'm sure they are all good people and it's easy to feud with mother-in-laws, but it seems to me that the daughter-in-law was running one agenda. Basically, I believe this was/is to completely isolate her mother-in-law and prevent her from being a part of her son's life. If she wants the marriage to be successful, she's got to get over that.
I do not think that what the mother apparently said, deserved to have her escorted from the wedding. I think that the son and daughter-in-law were possibly hoping or looking for something to happen so that they could create this drama. I thought the son who sat there with the big smile on his face was in a way enjoying the whole thing, his smugness must have been hurtful to his mother. I wish Dr. Phil would have taken the side of the mother more as this must have been very hurtful and embarassing. It is a situation that I don't think you really understand unless you put yourself there.
November 2, 2005, 2:07 pm CST

So wrong

I was so saddened at hearing Dr. Wilson's story. Just so sad and devastating and infuriating! I do hope with Dr. Phil's effort to show the truth that Dr. Wilson and his wife can find a way to rebuild their lives. To Dr. Wilson: My husband and I went through a VERY trying time at the very beginning of our marriage and it was so tough, and so stressful. I immediately recognized the look on your wife's face and I couldn't help but cry. There is hope though! We struggled and fought to get back on our feet and we're just now (2 years later) starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. May God bless you, give you strength to carry on and help you see the light that lies ahead, whether you can see it right now or not.
November 2, 2005, 2:09 pm CST

11/02 Falsely Accused

Quote From: caz1970

I was watching this show and although I do see that the mom has some issues too, the son kicks his Mom out of the wedding and tells the sister not to come as well because they may cause trouble with the father and his new wife. Maybe the son should have thought about the step mom not coming and then all of his family could have come and been happy. But he didn't, he wanted his mom who obviously was having a difficult time with the issue to suck it up and deal with it and if not you get kicked out by POLICE. That is really cold! He could not have been a man and took care of it him self? He purposely made the situation much worse and made his father and his new wife get a laugh off of his mother. The daughter in law seems really cold too. She made the remark that she didn't care if his mother was ever in the picture. If you really love your husband you would be a little bit more conserned with him having a good relationship with his mother. And gossiping is no reason to say you couldn't leave the any grandchildren with her How way over dramatic is that?!!!!
why should they not invite the new wife because of the mother? it's their wedding, they can invite whom ever they want. sons know their mothers, this son knew his mother's history and how she acted in the past. she's nuts.
November 2, 2005, 2:13 pm CST

Hope for Dr. Wilson

As a 25 graduate student in Early Childhood Education,  I found Dr. Wilson's story to be both saddening and hopeful. I am appalled that students at his school would make such awful accusations, and that the educators and parents in the community would stand for such nonsense. From what I gathered about his school, it seems that the school was in shambles before this devoted educator arrived and turned the school around! Every school district should be blessed with administrators that believe in constant interaction with their staff and students, while maintaining the professionalism that Dr. Wilson exhibited on the show.  


Dr. and Mrs. Wilson, I will keep both of you in my prayers! 




November 2, 2005, 2:14 pm CST

They can't be procuted

Quote From: yankeegrl1

I think it's absolutely awful that in our society, lying about sexual abuse and misconduct is so lightly thought about.  What kind of punishment did this girl have to suffer?  No one even knows her name because she is a minor.  More punishment is needed to deter false accusations that can seriously damage a persons professional and personal business.  Dr. Wilson should not be shunned by his town because of a lie and his community should be working extra hard to help him recover from this awful situation.  Considering that most of my principals growing up never left their office, that school district will suffer greatly by losing such a dedicated and passionate educator.  It's absolutely awful and the issue of these lies needs to be addressed.  Between lies about these situations, and lies about abductions, our society is lying about everything and nothing seems to be getting done about it.  What are the punishments for these lying individuals?  They need to be held accountable for their actions.
No one is going to change this because it is not a popular issue. What public figure is going stand up for this?  Look at the news, it is full of things about " sex crimes".  Until it is you, you think that the law works with the want to find out the truth.  Even we thought, well where there is smoke there is fire, but now I see things so different.   I could never just assume that some one is guilty.  Even when Scott Peterson was on trial, I waited for all of the information before making up my mind.  People keep saying things like,  "  if it wasn't true than why would he act that way ".  Once you have been accused of something, you could understand all the things he did.  I mean he did it, but wait for the true facts, then judge.  What the police do is put the person name out there in hopes that more people will shake out.  Once they are wrong, sorry is the only thing that they do.  But the damage is done. We where even told that CPS has the right to lie if it is to get the truth.  They are not under the same rules as the law.  Did you know that once your child is in school, they become the child's legal guardian.  I didn't.  And that they can lie to a child to get the child to say what they want. I didn't.  Thank god for good lawyers, they make  CPS stick to the letter of the law.  But most people don't get lawyers, if didn't do it you never think about getting one.  That's what they want.
November 2, 2005, 2:17 pm CST

To the principal

I am from Kansas City, MO. I feel that this principal should be publicly apologized to from not just the teen but also the entire community. Kansas City school district is looking for a superintendent. I think he would be a great asset to out community and would feel very welcomed! Good luck!
November 2, 2005, 2:17 pm CST


I was very sad to see that this happend to Dr.wilson and even more so sad to see how the people in his town talked about him. One man said because he is black and the students are black thats why they respond to him thats is just wrong. Men get talked about for not having a job or getting a education and Dr.wilson came from a bad environment and got a education and is trying to work with children to help them this man doesnt deserve this. The girl was lying and they are acting like its no big deal he didnt do it and he doesnt deserve the treatment he is getting. Dr.Wilson is a great role model and should be having people wanting to hire him left and right as a human period he is great and as a black man he is a great exmaple to me I am a 24 year old black male college student and I am gone to be a social worker and watching Dr.Wilson makes me feel like I can achieve my goals this man should be praised for doing something positive with his self and trying to work with children stay strong Dr.Wilson you will rise above all of this
November 2, 2005, 2:21 pm CST

Not invited...

Quote From: aurelia

why should they not invite the new wife because of the mother? it's their wedding, they can invite whom ever they want. sons know their mothers, this son knew his mother's history and how she acted in the past. she's nuts.

I agree. My son graduated in May. His father cheated on me and yet there he was at the graduation ceremony. I did not feel the need to inform everyone that he had multiple affairs. That was then, this 

is now, and now is about my son graduating. No one said we had to sit together and play kissy-poo. We didn't even sit near him. No need for immature behavior, gossip and residual sarcasm. 


I would not care if he brought all of the women he cheated with, either. Provided they behave themselves and act maturely, it would not bother me. 


The mother should have been on Dr. Phil alright, but not just for gossiping. A few of Dr. Phil's books are in order for this woman, not for the newlyweds. Kudos to the daughter in law for having 

a head on her shoulders. Nip it in the bud.  

November 2, 2005, 2:26 pm CST

daugher in laws can be difficult

Dr. Phil ~ I sent an e-mail to you sharing my own experience with a daugher in law.  Please read it and reply to me.  I'm of the mind that this issue can be brought on because of one of the two, the new bride, or the mom, wanting to be ultimately in control.  It really is sad that the son can not somehow show his wife and his mother that he loves them both.  Likewise, these two women need to embrace one another if they really love this guy.  Grow up and be thankful that one guy has two wonderful women who love him.  Have fun with it!!!  
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