Dr. Phil McGraw is a temperamental, tyrannical, borderline fascist dictator, according to a source on the set of the TV blowhard's popular counseling show.
According to the mole, Dr. Phil explodes with anger when things aren't done his way, yelling at employees, guests and even long-suffering wife Robin.
"He's like a fascist dictator on a set of quivering female servants," the insider said.
"There seems to be a reason he hires a nearly all female staff… he seeks out the vulnerable type that's reliant on their paycheck from him so they don't fight back."
"You can feel the fear on the set."
The insider claims that while Dr. Phil acts like he's there to help his guests, he actually intimidates them into getting the sound bites he needs for high ratings.
Okay, sometimes Dina Lohan just provides them willingly, but usually it comes down to bullying by the so-called good doctor, who knows just what he's doing.
"Guests often seize up once they get in front of Dr. Phil because he's so intimidating. He's nothing off camera like he appears on camera," the source said.
"Before he gets to the sound bite he's looking for there's no sense of a gentle, sympathetic, professional view ... he'll bully the guest off-camera until he gets what he needs."
Dr. Phil, 62, is labeled by the insider as egomaniacal, confrontational and emotionless.
"It's all about feeding his narcissistic enormous ego. It's his way and everyone else bows and stays clear," the source said. "The [staff] thinks he's an absolute pig!"
"There are camera men that used to work for him - who will do any job they can get - that flat out refuse to work with him again because of the way he treats his staff and guests."
The TV shrink and Robin's marriage has reportedly suffered, as well.
"While Dr. Phil is filming an interview or segment, Robin will sometimes just sit in a back corner watching," the source said. "She has absolutely no say in the way things are run."
"When Dr. Phil flips out or gets aggressive, Robin just sits there with a sad look on her face like she doesn't agree, but can't speak up because she's just as fearful of him!"
The dictator has yet to respond to these allegations.