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Woman Suing Doctor Phil; Claims "Imprisoned" With Naked Man

Oct. 8 2009, Published 3:37 p.m. ET

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TV doctor Dr. Phil McGraw and Paramount Pictures are being sued by an Irvine, California woman, who is claiming both parties subjected her to imprisonment beyond her will, and more, when she was at his Hollywood, California office for therapeutic purposes two years ago.

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"Dr. Phil hurt me and many other people," Shirley Dieu, who also claims McGraw misrepresented himself as a licensed doctor, said. "It happened on his show in 2007; I also filed a police report in Los Angeles about a year ago.”

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Dieu said was sleep-deprived, starved, brainwashed and "subjected to edited tapings depicting her as a different personality other than her own."

Dieu said that, under their stead, she was not allowed to leave a building in the 6000 block of Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, California, where she said she was "forced to be in the same room with a naked live man while he exposed his entire naked body, genitals and all."

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"I did not know the naked man in the room but I do have witnesses that will come forward and I also have photographic evidence," Dieu said. "I will prove my case 100 percent. There will also be another woman filing a complaint very soon as well. This is not about the money; it's a very serious lawsuit."

Dieu, 56, said in the court papers that McGraw touched her on her left breast in Oct. 2007.

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Dieu is suing for unlimited general damages, punitive damages, court fees and more in connection with the trauma she said McGraw and the studio psychologically exposed her to.

Dieu has a history of lawsuits, including suits filed against an Orange County hospital in 2002 and a car dealership in 2007. She will act as her her own attorney. According to documents, Dieu filed for bankruptcy in May 2008.



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