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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Woman Suing Dr. Phil Hospitalized For Stress


May 28 2018, Updated 10:17 a.m. ET

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The interior designer suing TV talk show king Dr. Phil for $7 million has been hospitalized, has learned.

Brynja McGrady is resting at home now, but according to a source close to her, she spent a “long night in observation” suffering from stress associated with her predicament.

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“Her heart was erratic and her blood pressure was high... she had a fever and was sick,” an insider said.

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McGrady and her business partner Deborah Flattery, who own Flattery & McGrady Designs, are suing the popular host and his wife Robin alleging breach of oral contract, fraud, false advertising and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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The pair oversaw multiple decorating and design projects in Dr. Phil’s Beverly Hills mansion throughout recent years.

Among their claim, they allege the McGraws’ agreed to promote their skin care line on Dr. Phil’s show — but failed to do so  — and that Robin often took public credit for the company’s design work.

They also allege the celebrity couple are embroiled in a scheme to avoid paying vendors, stating in court documents that they “make false promises to induce vendors and/or employees into providing unique and extraordinary services, then falsely accuse those vendors or employees of a wrongdoing related to those services.”

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However, as reported, McGrady filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy on November 24, leaving the case at a standstil.

Our source said, “Brynja is also under so much stress. She is not able to function well. Brynja can’t pay her bills or feed her kids. She’s on Medi-Cal. It’s sad. She’s feeling better. But it is a warning sign.”

Dr. Phil and Robin are countersuing the designers for $665,000 in punitive damages and attorneys' fees.



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