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Lawsuit vs. ‘Dr. Phil’ over Natalee Holloway report tossed

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    This July 24, 2007 photo shows, Dr. Phil McGraw in Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES >> A defamation lawsuit filed against television host “Dr. Phil” McGraw by two brothers once considered suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway has been dismissed.

Court records show the case by Deepak and Satish Kalpoe was tossed out Monday, one week before a trial was scheduled to begin.

The Kalpoes sued McGraw and CBS over a 2005 report that featured a secretly recorded conversation between Deepak Kalpoe and a private investigator. The Kalpoes’ lawsuit accused the show of altering the footage to make it seem like the brothers had something to do with the disappearance of Holloway.

McGraw and CBS denied any wrongdoing in the report. Their attorney, Charles Babcock, declined to comment.

Holloway went missing in Aruba in May 2005, and her disappearance has never been solved.

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