Many of us remember the rather disturbing interview Dr. Phil ran in 2016 of Shelly Duvall. Turns out, the story wasn’t over. I found this article interesting account of Duvall’s ongoing frustrations with Dr. Phil.
The article notes that the 2016 appearance was “slammed by critics for being exploitative of her mental health struggles.” Duvall noted that she later regretted having done the segment for Phil.
One of those who expressed disappointment in the interview was none other than Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian. She tweeted, "You are putting Shelly Duvall ‘on show’ while she is suffering from a pitiable state of ill health. Unquestionably, this is purely a form of lurid and exploitive entertainment – it’s appallingly cruel."
However, that’s not all. Duvall claims that even after the show, “Phil McGraw tried repeatedly tried to get in touch with her mother even after the show.” It quotes her, “He started calling my mother. She told him, ‘Don’t call my daughter anymore.’ But he started calling my mother all the time trying to get her to let me talk to him again."