Dr. Phil Interviewed Casey Anthony's Parents

September 12, 2011 By:
Dr. Phil Interviewed Casey Anthony's Parents

Y’all should’ve been better parents, mmmkuy?

I’m not sure what advice Dr. Phil has to offer George and Cindy Anthony, but everyone’s favorite armchair psychiatrist has interviewed the couple and will air the conversation on Tuesday.

The Anthonys have remained tight-lipped about their daughter, Casey Anthony, who was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter, Caylee. But for whatever reason, they’ve decided to open up their thoughts and feelings to Dr. Phil McGraw.

And no questions are off limits. This isn’t going to be like interviewing George Clooney without mentioning Stacy Keibler. Or interviewing Jessica Simpson without mentioning her boobs. It’s not like the Anthonys have anything else the public wants to know about and expect Dr. Phil’s to ask, “So George, tell us about your new album.” Nope, he’s going straight for the hard hitters, and opened the interview with:

"I want you to answer my questions, tell the truth, and take the mystery out of this story, once and for all."

George and Cindy have said that Casey isn’t welcomed back into their home and have had limited, if any, contact with her.

Dr. Phil asked Cindy about the accusations of Casey hiding her child’s body in her trunk. She responded:

"To this day, I truly don't know to be honest; Joanna believed that Caylee was back there, but I don't want to believe it. I'm going by what investigators say. All I know is Caylee isn't with me. I believe that. I believe that."

Dr. Phil added: “We've been left with an unsettled feeling, people think the verdict is not right."

He also asked, “'What jumps out at me is that you said this mother gave chance after chance for her daughter to change but instead more lies, more betrayal. Did you know something then?”

Cindy responded: “'I wanted Casey to know how much she was hurting me, I thought she was purposely keeping Casey away from me.”

The interview also reveals that Casey Anthony suffered from grand mal seizures, which can result in violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. Cindy Anthony reportedly claims that the seizures make it difficult to “sort fact from fiction.”

Dr. Phil told MSNBC’s Today show that the Anthonys were not paid for the interview but money was donated to Caylee’s non-profit fund.