Here's one you won't see on the next Dr. Phil.
An ex-employee of the show claims that thepsychologistlocked roughly 300 staff members in a room and angrily grilled them about information that had been leaked to the media.
The NY Daily News writes that former staffer Leah Rothman — a segment director on the "Dr. Phil" show for 12 years — says she was called into work on an off day last March, forced to turn off her phone, herded into a room guarded by McGraw's security team with her co-workers and berated by the 65-year-old TV host.
"If you f--- with me, I'll f--- with you," McGraw told the staff, according to the lawsuit.
To make matters worse, Rothman claims McGraw already knew which employee had leaked the information — and that the harrowing meeting was nothing more than a twisted scare tactic.
McGraw allegedly even read from cue cards during the heated meeting — leading Rothman to believe he had planned the confrontation for a while.
Rothman, who sought help from human relations to no avail, then allegedly quit her job last April, claiming the emotional stress caused by McGraw's frightening confrontation became too much to bear.
She is now suing the TV icon for false imprisonment and emotional distress — as well as wrongful constructive termination and whistle blower retaliation.