Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Incident: Dr. Phil has affair with 19-year-old patient
What did Phil do: According to the unauthorized biography "The Making of Dr. Phil," the 38-year-old psychologist conducted an affair in 1988 with a 19-year-old therapy patient. He was married at the time.
What would Phil say: "I think you're running into a lot of trouble if your idea of foreplay is, 'Brace yourself honey, here I come!' "
Outcome: The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists found him in violation of its code of ethics and assigned him one year of supervised practice and mandatory enrollment in a professional ethics course, and ordered him to undergo physical and psychological evaluations. Rather than complete the requirements, Phil gave up his practice and founded the company Courtroom Sciences.