On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13 & 14, Dr. Phil McGraw will air his two-part exclusive interview with George and Cindy Anthony on his syndicated series, Dr. Phil. Of course The Anthonys‘ daughter Casey Anthony was found not-guilty of her daughter,Caylee‘s death on July 5, 2011. When Dr. Phil visited the ladies of The View on Monday, September 12 to promote the episodes, he shared video clips of the interview and insight to his conversation.
As their segment with Dr. Phil began, The View co-creator and co-host Barbara Walters called his Anthony exclusive a “coup”. When asked how he managed to get the interview, Dr. Phil reminded viewers that back when Caylee‘s disappearance first became known, protestors began taunting George and Cindy Anthony, at which point, McGraw made a plea to those people, by way of his TV show, to not harass the grandparents, but rather to pray for the child. Apparently The Anthonys remembered this and therefore agreed to the interview.
McGraw was also quick to point out that The Anthonys were not compensated for their appearance on Dr. Phil, but instead suggested if he’d like, he can make a donation to a foundation to be set up in Caylee‘s honor. He went on to say that no such foundation has been created as of yet.
As to what revelations might be uncovered during the two-part interview, Dr. Phil indicated that The Anthonys haven’t talked to Casey since the verdict was read. When asked if they knew where Casey Anthony is currently located, Dr. Phil said her parents did not.
He then shared a clip of his interview with The View‘s co-hosts, audience and viewers. During his interview with The Anthonys he asks them what they believe the smell from the trunk of the car where prosecutors indicated that Caylee may have been bound and gagged after being drugged with chloroform, Cindy says, “Truthfully, to this day, I don’t know to be honest.” As for George, he says, “Do I believe Caylee was back there? I don’t want to believe it. I’m going by what investigators have told me. What I do know is that Caylee isn’t with us anymore.
Following sharing this clip with the ladies of The View, Dr. Phil reminded the audience that he spent 15 years working with defense attorneys. He said Casey‘s defense had to prove reasonable doubt and the prosecutors had to prove guilt, but neither told the Anthonys‘ story. When Walters asked Dr. Phil whether Casey‘s parents thought she was innocent or guilty, Dr. Phil said he thinks they are very divided on that.
Dr. Phil went on to reveal that he had asked The Anthonys if they believe Casey took her daughter’s dead body into the woods and buried it. While he didn’t reveal their answers, he said George was very critical of Casey, whereas Cindy makes excuses for her daughter at every turn.
Dr. Phil then shared another clip from his interview with The Anthonys in which Cindy responded to his asking if she thought George had any knowledge of what had happened to Caylee during the time of her disappearance. In response, Cindy says, “George would never have put us through those six months of not knowing where Caylee was if he knew.” She then continues, “Because I watched his heart break every single and I watched him as frantic as he was.”
In addition to Dr. Phil‘s two-part exclusive with George and Cindy Anthony airing Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13 & 14, McGraw will also devote next Monday’s show, September 19 to the trial itself. Of next Monday’s show, Dr. Phil says, “We kind of deconstruct the trial and the verdict.”
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