"The problem with these f---ing things [is] they get a life of their own," Dr. Phil's attorney, Charles Babcock, told AOL News.
Babcock also accused the Aruba tourism industry of financing the suit against his client, which the country's tourism agency denied.
The latest developments in the case began to unfold Tuesday, when celebrity gossip website TMZ posted an article titled, "Dr. Phil Loses Battle in Natalee Holloway Case."
The Kalpoe brothers are suing Dr. Phil and CBS for defamation. They allege that the show aired "misleading portions of interviews and statements," with the intention of portraying that they were "guilty of committing criminal acts against Holloway."
The TMZ article, which apparently was deleted late this afternoon, stated that Dr. Phil had "just lost his bid to block Natalee Holloway's mom from testifying" about behind-the-scenes activities that occurred during a September 2005 episode of "The Dr. Phil Show" on the unsolved disappearance of the missing Alabama teen.
"The headline was ... absolutely, 100 percent false," Babcock said.
Babcock said he had sent a letter to TMZ that resulted in the addition of an add-on to the story, but said the site still did not change the first part of it, which he claims is inaccurate.
"[The plaintiffs had filed an] ex parte motion ... and said we want to take the deposition of Beth Holloway," Babcock said. "She wasn't one of the eight people they [had] listed as necessary for their summary judgment, so we filed an emergency paper with the court and we said we are not opposed to her deposition being taken, but we do not want this to be another excuse to continue the summary judgment hearing for the third time because we think this case will be dismissed."
Babcock added, "We specifically said in our response [that] we are not opposed to having the deposition of Natalee's mom. In fact, she is one of our best witnesses, so why would we try to block that testimony?"
TMZ did not immediately respond to a request for comment from AOL News.
"I used to be a journalist myself," Babcock said. "I worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald. You make mistakes and people tell you things and you either misinterpret or maybe their wrong, but I wrote these guys a letter and sent them the pleadings and the order, and they still didn't change it, so I am really irritated with them."
Babcock said he expects that the lawsuit against Dr. Phil will ultimately be "thrown out." He also said he suspects there is more to the suit than meets the eye.
The Aruba Tourism Authority told AOL News that it is "not involved financially or otherwise in this lawsuit."
The Chicago law firm representing the Kalpoe brothers did not immediately return calls for comment.