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Radar Online is reporting Dr. Phil McGraw, otherwise known as "Dr. Phil," has strongly denied allegations he's been bankrolling the family of accused murderer Jodi Arias.
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The pop psychologist and talk show host is accused of paying for Arias' relatives to stay in Arizona during the trial, in exchange for notes taken in court.
However in a statement on his Twitter page the McGraw said the claims made by Chris Stark, a former Casey Anthony and Big Brother blogger, are completely fabricated, "absolutely untrue. I have never met the Arias family and neither I nor my production company --- has paid or promised them anything."
He added, "Robin and I are praying for the Alexander family."
Stark used Twitter to launch the accusations against McGraw on Saturday.
"Dr Phil Production Company is paying for #JodiArias Family living expenses," Stark wrote. "Hotel and food TRAVEL for the last 94 days in Arizona."
Stark's Twitter announcement continued: "Excuse: paying MOM Sandra for her daily NOTES she writes while the trial testimony takes place. Dr Phil paid license fee for photos and video of Arias Family Dr. Phil producer visited Jodi 2 times in jail so far per jailhouse visitor log. Dr Phil paid Cindy Anthony $600,000 for her interview after the trial."
George and Cindy Anthony gave their first TV interview following their daughter Casey Anthony's not guilty verdict to McGraw in exchange for a donation to their non-profit organization, Caylee's Fund.
McGraw, however has insisted Anthony's parents did not receive any personal monetary gain themselves for the interview.
Bill Arias, Jodi's father, told People magazine that his family has not worked out any type of arrangement with McGraw or taken anything from him.
"He asked and we refused. We do not want to deal with him," Bill Arias told People, explaining in addition that he had never actually talked with McGraw, but a show producer approached the family, gave them a card and said the show wanted to do an interview.
Arias, 32, is on trial for the murder of Travis Alexander, whom she is accused of stabbing 27 times and shooting in the head back in 2008.
The nationally televised trial began in Phoenix in January, and if you click here you can see the live stream.