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Psychologist Dick Miller took the stand in the trial of 16 year old drunk driver Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a crash on Father Day weekend. Miller helped convince the judge that Couch was a victim of his family wealth. While Couch was facing 20 years behind bars he was sentenced to ten years probation. On the stand, Miller used the term affluenza, but he acknowledged to Anderson used to call these people spoiled brats. Watch the full unedited interview with Dick Miller in three parts.

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