Dr. Phil's producers are embarrassed and now pointing accusing fingers at a lowly flunky staffer whom they say "went beyond guidelines" after the assistant posted bail for the lil snowflake who beat the crap out of a girl named Victoria Lindsay and posted the video on youtube for kicks.
The story being reported is that a Dr. Phil staffer was waiting by the jail's exit, and when 17-year-old Mercades Nichols walked out, he tried to block Tampa TV station camera people from getting video of Nichols and her family leaving jail, saying he had an "exclusive."
The lowly production assistant who flaunted his "exclusive" with Nichols outside court, along with a female producer, went to the bail bondsman and made it clear they were representing the show, sources told TMZ.
The "Dr. Phil" show confirmed on Saturday that the little bitch ringleader charged in the brutal attack was bailed out by the show on Friday. But they also said that bailing the teen out of jail was a violation of the show’s rules, and that the show would no longer go forward with the girl’s story. "In this case, certain staff members went beyond our guidelines," the statement read.
The funny thing is, there's a gag order on the case so none of the teens involved could have talked to the press or a talk show butthole anyway. And what are they trying to hide? How does a PA just happen to have $33,000 in collateral for bail money if it wasn't approved by higher ups?
The teens, the youngest of whom is 14, face kidnapping and misdemeanor battery charges for the violent beating. The state attorney's office has said the six girls and two boys will be tried as adults.