Dr. Phil McGraw of the Dr. Phil show has apparently had the final word over a New York state Supreme Court judge regarding a 47-year old Westchester man appearing on his popular talk show to discuss his divorce.
James White, a real estate agent from White Plains, prepared to fly to Los Angeles to be on the show until his ex-wife Theresa Mazzella discovered his plan and took him to court. In court, Mazzella argued that White appearing on the show to discuss their divorce would do irreparable harm to her 2 sons (one 10 years old and the other 15) – and to herself. But State Supreme Court Judge Bruce Tolbert ruled that White could talk about his divorce on the show provided he didn’t “disparage” Mazzella. However, in the end a spokeswoman for Dr. Phil responded, saying the show had never booked White as a guest.
White and Mazzella split 3 years ago but have since been locked in a arduous child custody battle. White lives with his two children while Mazzella lives separately and is accused by Mazzella of being behind on child support.
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