I wrote the Dr Phil show asking for advice to help my 18yo daughter. A producer of a new show produced by Jay McGraw called "The Test" called me offering to help me get my daughter on the right track. After approx 30 calls with producers who lied and mislead me to believe the show had integrity, watching the promo and asking other guests online about the show, I went to LA with 2 of my other children to be on the show. The release they told me to sign contradicted what I was told, after hours of questioning it I signed it out of fear that my children and I would be stranded in LA. It wasn't until I was on stage that I realized I was mislead, the show was trash, I was attacked, harassed, humiliated, slandered, my relationship with my daughter is irreparably damaged and I now suffer PTSD.The producer used my concerns about my daughter to manipulate her to be hostile, dramatic and aggressive for partially scripted entertainment tv. The host presented untrue statements as facts to attack my parenting and character and intentionally portrayed me as an unfit neglectful mother. When I attempted to redirect the topic to what I thought I was there for, I was cut off by the host or my words were twisted. My life revolves around my children. I host or attend children's activities daily, I volunteer with my daughters schools, I recently applied to become a guardian ad litem and now I am very fearful of how this show will have negative ramifications on my reputation, my younger children's social activities and my families well being. This show contacted me based on advice I had requested on drphil.com I was unaware that my request would be shared so, along several conversations with producers, I was misled to believe that this new show was associated with Dr Phil and had the same integrity as his show
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