November 13, 2020 12:00 AM EST
On September 28, 2020 a producer from The Dr. Phil Show contacted Jeremy Dewitte and asked him if he would like the opportunity to tell his side of the story on national television regarding his police impersonation cases in Orlando, Florida.
JeremyDewitteCase.com was also contacted by The Dr. Phil Show. According to a producer, this website showed a different side of the story and was the reason they wanted to hear Jeremy Dewitte’s version of events.
YouTube’s Real World Police was contacted as well. A producer stated they made several attempts to have a phone conversation with Jay Horowitz who operates the channel but they were dodged and communication only occurred via Twitter and email. The producer claimed the channel owner was worried about lawsuits against him.
The producer stated there were other channels and blogs the show was considering to bring on to replace Real World Police in the event they refused to appear on the show.
Ultimately after multiple emails, extensive phone calls and video messages regarding COVID-19 testing, topics that would be discussed, fees and accommodations, Jeremy Dewitte and his defense attorney Amir Ladan signed the appropriate release forms to appear on Dr. Phil’s show in Los Angeles, California.
Days before his flight to California, Jeremy Dewitte’s “Motor One” motorcycle was picked up by an auto transport company in Orlando and delivered to Los Angeles by the show. Dewitte and Amir Ladan were also required to produce negative COVID-19 results prior to boarding their flights.
On October 29, 2020 Dr. Phil’s show sent a videographer to Orlando, Florida to take B-roll footage of Jeremy Dewitte while he discussed Metro-State Special Services, showcased his fleet of vehicles and rode his motorcycle in the city. The motorcycle ride was cut short because unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were directly behind Dewitte during the shoot.
On November 1, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte flew to Los Angeles, California to begin the four-day filming process.
Jeremy Dewitte was tested two more times for COVID-19 in California at Hollywood Urgent Care. During his first day of filming he was interviewed at The Loft by a segment producer for the show while Amir Ladan joined in virtually from his Los Angeles hotel room due to COVID-19 restrictions at the location.
On his second day of filming Jeremy Dewitte was given a polygraph examination using the Empirical Scoring System, Multinomial (ESS-M). Jeremy Dewitte volunteered for the test and was never asked to take the exam by the show.
Prior to his examination the producers for The Dr. Phil Show stated the questions would cover the time period of 2011 to 2020.
In Part Two of this post we will discuss the types of questions but not the specific questions that were asked, the polygraph examiner’s background and why Jeremy Dewitte volunteered for the exam, while being mindful that the episode has yet to air and certain topics will not be discussed until this occurs.
Producers for the show agreed to bring security expert John Stirn on the stage. Stirn is the owner of the lucrative company Southwest Patrol in Los Angeles, California. John Stirn started Southwest Patrol in 1994. He has contracts with several businesses in the area and provides security detail for the Los Angeles Lakers.
After he met Jeremy Dewitte in person John Stirn stated his opinions about Dewitte changed and he could see the harassment and corruption from the police departments.
The show reached out to Windermere Police Department, Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office several times and according to the producers they received generic responses from the agencies.
The producers claimed Real World Police refused to make an appearance and in lieu of Jay Horowitz they chose a YouTuber with the channel name of Blue Bacon to join the stage.
During his pre-interview the YouTuber Blue Bacon claimed he knew Jeremy Dewitte was impersonating police despite giving Dewitte a neutral interview several months before and stating he wanted to help Metro-State Special Services at the time.
Dr. Phil and Jeremy Dewitte confronted the YouTuber about his new attitude towards Metro-State and Jeremy Dewitte. When confronted Blue Bacon allegedly backed down and recanted his accusatory statements. During a commercial break Dr. Phil asked the producers to politely remove Blue Bacon from the stage.
Dr. Phil, Jeremy Dewitte and Amir Ladan continued to discuss Jeremy Dewitte’s and Dr. Phil’s love for motorcycles, Dewitte’s pending felony cases and Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Phil expressed he didn’t believe Dewitte belonged in prison and he didn’t believe any prison time was necessary or helpful.
Because the show has yet to air we cannot go into deeper detail about what occurred onstage or behind the scenes at this time. In Part Two of this post we will discuss the polygraph examination. Once the show airs we will be able to release more information about the filming process.