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Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann didn't earn a penny for Dr Phil appearance

Woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann didn't earn a penny for Dr Phil appearance

Julia Wendell did not earn any amount of money for her viral appearance on the chat show

The woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann reportedly didn't earn a penny for her controversial Dr Phil appearance.

Julia Wendell has gone viral after alleging that she is actually the British girl who went missing from Portugal way back when in 2007. Have a look at her viral Dr Phil appearance here:

It has since been confirmed that the 21-year-old and her family did not get paid a thing for attending the chat show.

Julia, from Poland, first appeared on an episode of Dr Phil last Monday (27 March) claiming that she was really Madeleine McCann after repeatedly trying to prove that they're the same person by providing 'evidence' online.

Such evidence included similar freckles on her leg, as well as a matching eye defect.

While detectives have been tirelessly trying to crack the missing person case for some 15 years now - it's clear that Julia thinks she has all the answers.

Julia is currently awaiting the results of a DNA test, hoping that they will be able to offer some answers about her true identity.

Her family, however, have repeatedly disputed such bold claims that she isn't their biological child.

They said: "For us as a family it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughters, sister, niece, cousin and step niece.

Julia's family have disputed her claims and said they are 'devastated' by her allegations.
Dr Phil/CBS

"It's obvious that Julia isn't Maddie. We are devastated at this current situation."

Julia was joined by Dr Fia Johansson on last week's Dr Phil show to support her throughout the chat show.

Dr Fia, who is also a self-proclaimed psychic and medium, released a statement to Instagram to reveal to her followers that neither she nor Julia received any financial compensation for the controversial episode.

"We didn't actually get a dime to be involved with Dr Phil's show," she said in her story.

The so-called medium continued: "We didn't receive anything, Julia [didn't] receive anything, Julia just went on the stage and was herself and told the truth.

"A lot of you ask if Julia made some sort of money by going to any type of press, Radar [RadarOnline] for example, all other things… no."

Dr Fia concluded: "We did not pay them anything, they did not pay us anything."

"We did not pay them anything, they did not pay us anything."

Julia has previously confirmed that said she won't be returning to the family she grew up with even if the DNA tests prove that she is, in fact, biologically related to them.

"I think that mothers should not do these things to their children," she told Dr. Phil.

"If she is my mother, I don’t want to have contact with her that’s all, but I believe she isn’t my mother."

The woman claimed to have been subject to sexual assault as a child, with Dr. Fia alleging that she was made to take '35 pills from the age of 7'.

Julia has also confirmed that she will continue to do whatever tests necessary to prove her claims.

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: Madeleine McCann, Money, TV and Film, UK News, US News, Viral