When is this fraud going to learn to stay the hell out of other people's business?
Staff members of the talk show helped one of eight teens facing charges in the case post bond this weekend, "Dr. Phil" McGraw's spokeswoman Terri Corigliano said in an e-mail.
"We have helped guests and potential guests in the past when they need financial assistance to come on the show — assisting with clothing allowance, lost wages, accommodations, travel and necessities," Corigliano wrote. "In this case, certain staff members went beyond our guidelines (re the bail being paid)."
Of course, now they're trying to blame it on a peon:
The show issued a statement saying certain staff members "went beyond their guidelines," but according to TMZ, the word at Paramount is that it would be impossible for the producer to pay the $3,300 for the bail and put up $33,000 in collateral without the full knowledge and approval of higher-ups on the show.
No kidding. They don't let the run-of-the-mill flunkies get their hands on the purse strings--and good for TMZ for pointing it out.
So, Phil, got any plans for your next gig? I get the feeling you'll need it soon.