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Dr. Phil slapped with lawsuit after being accused of detaining woman along with 300 employees

By Mason White 3:59 AM January 22, 2016
Dr. Phil McGraw 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) The popular television personality Dr. Phil McGraw, was slapped with a lawsuit after being accused of false imprisonment in connection with an incident that unfolded in New York.

Leah Rothman, who was an employee of the Dr. Phil Show, has filed the lawsuit, claiming that McGraw locked her up along with 300 other employees in an office.

McGraw then proceeded to keep them in the closed room with the help of security guards in order to find out who was leaking stories to the media.

Rothman alleges that McGraw told employees that he had contacted federal officials because the leaked information had crossed state lines.

He also used profanities at the meeting. Rothman said that she experienced emotional distress from the verbal assault. As a result, Rothman suffered emotionally and had to quit her job.