(LOS ANGELES) -- It seems like Dr. Phil McGraw has an odd way of showing his gratitude towards Oprah Winfrey for making him a star. Dr. Phil allegedly tried to steal an interview from Oprah, reports TMZ.com.
Legal documents filed as part of a lawsuit accusing Dr. Phil of defaming two men in the case of Natalee Holloway, who went missing in Aruba in 2005, include a series of emails between Dr. Phil and his staff that seem to indicate they were trying to scoop the talk show queen. When one of McGraw's producers learned Oprah had gotten an interview with Holloway's mother, Beth, he wrote to McGraw, "But we can out scoop Oprah & do the show w/ her first no matter what we find tomorrow we still have an interesting show -- plus only YOU can really help." Dr. Phil seemed okay with sabotaging Oprah because he wrote back, "WE DEFINITELY NEED TO SCOOP THE DEAL SO IF WE NEED TO SHOOT THIS WEEK THEN LETS DO IT. IF SHE [Beth] TELLS THE OPRAH PEOPLE ABOUT US THEY WILL LIKELY ATTEMPT TO DERAIL IT BY MOVING UP THEIR SCHEDULE."
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