August 16th, 2011
04:56 PM ET
Cindy and George Anthony are ready to speak out about daughter Casey’s trial and the death of their granddaughter Caylee, and they’ve chosen “Dr. Phil” as their outlet, CNN has confirmed.
Since their daughter Casey Anthony was acquitted, media outlets have been making interview offers, but the Anthonys felt Dr. Phil was their best option.
“We knew that we’d want to speak at some point, and we figured there was no better place than with Dr. Phil," Cindy Anthony explained. "We are hoping that by doing this interview, we will be able to help other people who may be experiencing struggles of their own. We certainly don’t want anyone to experience what we have these last three years.”
Host Phil McGraw says he asked “some very tough questions” of the couple to determine if the criticism they’ve endured is warranted. “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,” he says.
In a press release, Paramount television points out that Cindy and George Anthony will receive no compensation for the TV interview, but a donation is being made to their charitable organization. “Caylee’s Fund” educates the public about and advocates for grandparents’ rights, as well as missing and abused children.
The exclusive interview will air as the show’s 10th season premiere on September 12.
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