via press release:
PRO FOOTBALL STAR TERRELL OWENS’ DADDY DRAMA PLAYS OUT ON TUESDAY’S ‘DR. PHIL’
AS HE GOES FACE-TO-FACE WITH THREE OF HIS EXES
(Hollywood, CA – May 4, 2012) – Fifteen year NFL veteran Terrell Owens will face what could be the toughest opponents he has ever encountered on or off the football field and what Dr. Phil described as possibly feeling like “facing a firing squad,” when Owens squares off against three mothers of his children Tuesday, May 8 (check local listings), on DR. PHIL. Owens is the father of four children whom he had with four different women.
Appearing on the show are Kimber, Monique and Melanie who all claim Owens’ child support payments have either decreased or stopped. Owens said at one point he was paying out a total of $45,000 a month in child support, but cites the fact he did not play in the NFL in 2011 along with bad investments and poor management of his money. The 38-year-old admitted he has little left from the reported $80 million he made over his lengthy NFL career.
Additionally, and more important than his alleged lack of financial support, is the claim by the three women who say Owens has been minimally involved in the lives of his children. Kimber claims Owens has seen their seven-year-old daughter a total of 12 times in the child’s life, Monique maintains Owens has seen his 12-year-old son an average of once a year over the last five years, and Melanie stated at one point he had not seen their daughter in a year-and-a-half. Owens says his travel schedule and the fact he does not live in the same cities as his children make it hard for him to see them.
When asked by Dr. Phil during the taping if he wants relationships with his children, Owens replied, “I would love a relationship with my kids, but…with all the circumstances it’s been difficult.”