Casey Anthony's parents -- grandparents to Caylee Anthony -- have given their first to Dr. Phil McGraw, and a preview of it aired on Today Monday morning.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering Caylee about two months ago. She's currently living in an undisclosed location in Florida.
Dr. Phil asks George and Cindy Anthony about why they didn't report Caylee missing to the police sooner, and if they believe Caylee's body was the reason of the now infamous smell in their daughter's car. Said George: "Do I want to believe Caylee was back there? I don't want to believe it. I'm going by what the investigators have told me."
Dr. Phil told Matt Lauer of the interview, "It's so hard for parents to wrap their mind around ... that their own child could do something so horrific."
The full interview airs Tuesday and Wednesday on Dr. Phil.
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Beginning tomorrow, March 24th, Kelly Osbourne will be joining Dr. Phil reports ET. Her role will be that of a "special contributor."
Dr. Phil himself says that "Kelly is an excellent addition to our show because she's experienced a lot of what many of our younger viewers may be going through. She has dealt with drug addiction as well as addictions within her family. She's also fought the battle with obesity, and the public scrutiny that often accompanies it. She is well-armed and up to the task of being our special contributor."
Kelly in turn is "excited" about joining the show. "I really hope I can use my life experiences to do some good."
I like Kelly and all, but giving out advice to teens and doing field work? Mmm, not so sure about that!
Dr. Phil is being sued by a former guest on his tv show who claims he falsely imprisoned her in a studio with a naked man, brainwashed her, and touched her left breast.
Shirley Dieu, who is acting as her own lawyer, filed suit against the doctor for the incident she says occurred in 2007, after a taping of the Dr. Phil show.
Courthouse News reports that Dieu claims the show wouldn't allow her to leave the studio, where she was deprived of food and sleep. That's when Dr. Phil allegedly touched her boob during a counseling session, and forced her to "be in the same room with a completely naked live man while he exposed his entire naked body, genitals and all."
Doesn't sound very Phil-like!
Dieu also claims that she was "brainwashed to trust her captives" and "programmed to believe that she was getting real therapy from a real licensed doctor." Although Dr. Phil is indeed a licensed doctor, he is not licensed to practice therapy in California.
She's seeking punitive damages for false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, indecent exposure, brainwashing, public ridicule and humiliation, mental and physical abuse, assault and battery, negligence and fraud.