Differently-sane man files suit against Dr. Phil


Staff member
Jun 3, 2003
Differently-sane man files suit against Dr. Phil
Wire Services |
"A mental health activist sued the Dr. Phil talk show, claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in its treatment of him. Neal David Sutz of Mesa, Ariz., filed suit in federal court in Phoenix last week in connection with his effort to attend a taping of psychologist Phil McGraw's syndicated series in 2003. Sutz and other prospective audience members were asked to sign a waiver attesting that they didn't suffer a mental illness and weren't under psychiatric care, according to the suit. Sutz, who's been treated for bipolar disorder, informed a show representative of his condition and was told he could watch the taping if he didn't talk to McGraw or participate in the program... Sutz contended he suffered mental and emotional anguish and sought an injunction to 'permanently assure no further such discrimination targeted at the disabled.'"