WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed October 16, 2002
Tina Connor on Television with Dr. Phil
Louisville – The woman suing Governor Paul Patton for sexual harrassment will tape an episode with "Doctor Phil". WAVE-TV in Louisville, which airs the talk show, says Tina Connor will appear on a segment to be taped tomorrow and air at a later date.
The 65 year old Patton has admitted having an affair with the 40 year old Conner. Patton has denied claims in her lawsuit that during the affair he helped her state regulated business and then sent inspectors in to shut it down after the affair ended.
Connor's nursing home in Clinton lost its Medicaid and Medicare funding after failing inspections and is now in bankruptcy. Connor told WAVE-TV she has talked with Dr. Phil McGraw about fallout from her now public affair with Patton. Conner also have given television interviews on "Today" and with Connie Chung on CNN.