Controversy Continues About Teen’s « Affluenza » Diagnosis

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – He popularized the word « affluenza » during the notorious case of a 16-year-old who admitted he was drunk when he crashed his truck and killed four people.

But now there is controversy about whether psychologist Dick Miller can explain his diagnosis in court again.

The parents of one of the teen injured when Ethan Couch crashed his truck want the psychologist to testify again, this time against Couch’s parents.

« Most of the facts here are going to be the facts and we all know the story, » said the plaintiff’s attorney Todd Clement. « It’s just somebody else who’s helping tell the story and he told it quite well in the juvenile trial and we would like him to tell it in the civil trial. »

Miller said chronic neglect by parents who had plenty of money led to a series of alcohol related problems leading up to the deadly…

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