Dr Phil: Unfit Mom?
Crystal and Megan are former best friends now battling over custody of Crystal’s biological daughter, Alannah. The two are at odds, with Megan claiming Crystal is an unfit mom and Crystal worrying that Megan is obsessed with her child. What about those accusations of child abandonment?
Dr Phil: Obsessed With Babies
Crystal said it’s creepy that Megan is constantly commenting on Alannah’s looks and her body. She suggested that her former friend might try to pursue a romantic relationship with the girl.
She also accused Megan of being obsessed with babies for as long as they have known one another. Supposedly, Megan is attempting to have a child of her own that looks like Alannah by ordering specimens online from men whose baby pictures look like the young girl.
Dr Phil: Brainwashing A Child?
Dr Phil said that Crystal also thinks Megan is brainwashing Alannah against her biological mom. Allegedly, the daughter is afraid of making Megan angry, and Crystal claims Megan made up a story about a baby she had that passed away.
The host turned to Crystal to talk about her three children. Megan said that the domestic violence and other factors made her want to take care of Alannah, and suggested that she would have been open to taking the other children as well.
Dr Phil: Child Abandonment
Crystal denied that she has left her daughter with Megan for months at a time. Both women seemed to have trouble directly answering questions from Dr Phil. He said he was suspicious of both women, and is skeptical that either of them would make a suitable parent.
Dr Phil attempted to figure out which woman was lying about Alannah being left with Megan for more than a month. Crystal said that she voluntarily placed her daughter in foster care after losing custody to her mother, who also accused Crystal of abandonment.
If you are reported twice a year for 10 years to authorities because of your childcare, those can’t all be false alarms or grudges, can they? According to Crystal, she made mistakes in the past and had a party lifestyle. But now she said she has changed her life.
Dr Phil: Is Crystal An Unfit Parent?
Crystal’s older daughter lives with her father, and she does not have custody of that child at all. She also has a one-year-old and a two-year-old. She is currently not in a relationship, is unemployed, and her car is broken down.
She added that she is paying bills using support from her “husband” (I thought she wasn’t in a relationship–is this alimony?) and death benefits to Alannah on behalf of her late father. Alannah’s father died in December 2011, apparently as a result of prolonged drug abuse. This is just sad, you guys.