Dr. Lloyd Wayne Smith, the so-called marriage counselor to the stars and who recently retired, admitted he got his diploma from a paper mill.
"But it was a high-quality paper mill", he stated today on NBC. "I did my best for all those couples I listened to and tried to help in my 35 years of service."
Smith told the audience about entering the profession by attaining the degree and hiring small part-time actors to pass the word around in the 1970's that 'Dr. Smith is the goods'.
"Many told others and before you know it, I had to turn down some people who were not up to my standards."
Also appearing on the show was a very upset Elizabeth Taylor, one of Smith's favorites.
"You messed up a lot of people including me", she stated. "More than once."
However, Dr. Smith stated that all he did was ask a few questions like, "What do you think?" after one of the two had made a statement. "Then I nodded, listened to the loud rants and sometimes hid under the table but they got everything off their chests and most felt better afterward."
He also reminded Ms. Taylor that she had sent him other clients.
While this was going on, we sent a couple of our reporters as husband and wife to another Hollywood marriage counselor.
Sure enough, one of the first things they heard was "and how do YOU feel about that" after the so-called wife threatened to castrate her so-called husband in his sleep.
Apparently, Dr. Smith has committed no real crime. If anyone had read the small print, it might have been different.
"Me, I helped a lot of people. Made a lot of money."
This is John Dockery for The West Coast Post.