HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CBS4) – Casey Anthony may be in hiding following her acquittal in her daughter’s death, but Casey’s parents are ready to talk about their family drama that made national headlines.
George and Cindy Anthony will appear on the season premiere of Dr. Phil on Monday, September 12th which will air on CBS4.
“Cindy and George have suffered a horrific loss with the untimely death of their granddaughter Caylee, and they have since endured an unprecedented public attack on their family,” said Dr. Phil. “Have these attacks been warranted, or not? I looked them straight in the eye and asked some very tough questions. Despite living under a ‘media microscope’ for years, Their story has never really been told and there’s so much more to it than we’ve heard in the media,” said Dr. Phil. “Throughout this extensive interview, we explore every detail of their ordeal, and they answer every question I know will be on our viewers’ minds. Nothing is off limits during this interview.”
Cindy Anthony said she knew that she and George would want to speak at some point and figured there was no better place than with Dr. Phil.
“We are hoping that by doing this interview, we will be able to help other people who may be experiencing struggles of their own,” said Cindy Anthony. “We certainly don’t want anyone to experience what we have these last three years.”
George Anthony continued, “We appreciate the way in which Dr. Phil has helped others, and we trust him enough to completely open our hearts in telling our story. He is a professional that understands the uniqueness of our family situation. There’s no one better to do this interview than Dr. Phil. We knew he would ask the difficult questions, and we were right.”
The Anthony’s did not get paid for the interview, but asked only that a donation be made to a charitable organization currently being formed to honor their granddaughter, called “Caylee’s Fund.” It will be a federally sanctioned 501 (c) (3) focused on educating the public about and advocating for grandparents’ rights, as well as missing and abused children.
The Anthony’s will not receive any income from the Fund.
The 10th season premiere featuring the exclusive George and Cindy Anthony interview will air on September 12th on CBS4 at 4:00 p.m.