Hamilton, 65, appeared in the California studio of the popular daytime show with her son Cary and daughter-in-law Linda. The two never met or spoke on the phone but, in a series of web-based text message conversations over the past year, the mysterious suitor convinced Hamilton to wire him money.“I didn’t even keep track,” Hamilton said of the money she transferred to “Eric.”She sent him topless photos, had explicit text conversations (“I think it would be better if u allow ur sexy a** to be spanked,” he once wrote to her) and even discussed marriage.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
She said she sometimes calls him dozens of times every day because she loves hearing his voice. Back on the set, Dr Phil tried to maintain an impartial tone, despite his clear skepticism.
Dawn tried to rationalize which law enforcement officers might be answering his phone and why.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.