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'Dr. Phil' Show

TV Guest Who Brutalized GF...

Convicted Himself On Show

10/17/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Phil
has become the 2013 version of John Walsh, nabbing evil-doers one at a time ... because a guy who apparently beat up his GF hours before coming on the show may have confessed when the cameras were rolling.

Here's what happened.  Dr. Phil was doing a show in his series, "End the Silence on Domestic Violence."  Two of the guests were Daniel Preston and his girlfriend, Julie.  They apparently had long-standing issues with DV. 

The show put them up at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood.  According to a search warrant obtained by TMZ, two nights before the taping Julie got a phone call that enraged Daniel.  The warrant then describes a brutal scene -- Daniel allegedly grabbed Julie, threw her on the bed, pinned her down and told her she wasn't going anywhere -- and then spat on her face.

According to the warrant, Julie fled to the balcony ... Daniel grabbed her and screamed, "You f**king whore, I'll throw you off this f**king balcony right now." 

The next day, another argument erupted and Julie claims Daniel threatened to kill her if she called the cops.

The day of the taping Julie told producers what happened.  The producers contacted the LAPD and downloaded them and then proceeded with the show.

According to the warrant, cops believe Daniel confessed during the taping.  The warrant was issued by a judge, giving cops the right to seize copies of the show.  Cops now have the tapes.

Daniel was arrested and we're told the case should go to the D.A. in the next few days.

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Rob    

Any guy who puts his hands on a woman is not a man there just a bunch of cowards who think there big and bad but the only way they can be threating is to beat on a woman becuase lord knows if they tryed to fight another man they would lose.

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sirklza    

The producers contacted the LAPD and downloaded them.. i didn't know there's an app for downloading cops. Cool. Technology is awesome..

310 days ago
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Pyegow    

All women who feel like their relationships are like being in prison, need to read about Jane Stafford. Just blow his head off. The public will stand behind you, and supprt your actions, and maybe you'll get 2-3 yrs in prison, but it will be worth it! Better than sitting around, waiting, wondering what he's gonna do next. Is this the day he chokes me for too long and turns me into a vegetable, or kills me? .12 gauge from about 10 feet, right in the chest will stop his heart pretty quick! You wont have to listen to him bleed out, and tell you how sorry he is, again!

310 days ago
19.

Pyegow    

Or ask your hubby to go to counselling, cause you're not happy about the way he's been treating you!

310 days ago
20.

Beth    

Please - pick up a baseball bat and beat his head in while he's sleeping. DONE.

310 days ago
21.

Snowdude    

Sounds like the show needs a rename; The Dr. Phil Springer Psycho-Babble Show.

310 days ago
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FlamingoKid    

Maybe she has a big mouth.

310 days ago
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FlamingoKid    

You can download actual living things? I want to DL some prostitutes.

310 days ago
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WatcherOne    

Wait, the producers downloaded the LAPD?

310 days ago
25.

lourdgoogoo    

Too bad that guy didn't beat up Dr. Phil instead.

309 days ago
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