Phil McGraw, the host of ABC’s daytime talk show “Dr. Phil,” joined the hosts of “The View” as a special guest to talk about disgraced reality TV star Josh Duggar on Monday’s show.
“You know what I’m really concerned about with regard to that,” McGraw said during the talk show’s Hot Topics segment. “We have not seen the bottom of that yet. My dad used to say that for every rat you see, there’s 50 you don’t.”
Duggar admitted back in May that he had molested several underage girls as a teenager, including at least two of his sisters. He also admitted to cheating on his wife when he was implicated last month following the hacking of the adultery website Ashley Madison.
“To assume that everything you see is everything there is, would really be naive,” McGraw said, also recommending that someone objective outside of the family and their community take a closer look at the situation. “I just don’t believe that the whole truth has come out yet.”
The panel had been discussing the Ashley Madison hacks, and the effects of infidelity on marriages before co-host Raven-Symoné pivoted the conversation to Duggar specifically.
“One of the things I think is really interesting about this Ashley Madison thing is that the people who were cheating are the people who were cheated by Ashley Madison,” McGraw said. “That was a con. That was a sham.”
Though McGraw was quick to advocate against suicide as a solution, he had no sympathy for the exposed cheaters. “Karma’s a bitch,” he said to the cheers of the “View” studio audience.