The parents of Casey Anthony, Cindy and George, talk to Dr. Phil for the first time since the trial. It was an interesting interview as the parents didn’t hold back and McGraw drilled the questions. The show was taped at their home in Orlando, Florida.
George Anthony, who was the target of child molestation allegations by the defense during his daughter’s murder trial, said he would turn Casey away if she tried to come home. His wife, Cindy, also spoke to Dr. Phil. Her interview will air Tuesday and Wednesday on the syndicated TV program. It will also be shown on another McGraw show later this month.
In opening statements for Caseyâ€™s trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, defense attorney Jose Baez accused George Anthony of sexually molesting his daughter as a child. Baez also alleged that the father, a former police officer, made Caylee Anthony’s death look like a homicide after the girl drowned.
Baez never presented any testimony or evidence to back up his statements. George has vehemently denied the allegations. Cindy said on the show that it would be difficult for Casey Anthony to return, given her relationship with her father. She struck a conciliatory tone regarding her daughter, who was acquitted in July of murdering Caylee and released from jail to an undisclosed Florida location.
“I would love to see her be happy either in a career or in a family setting,” Cindy Anthony said, according to a transcript provided by the show. “You know, I’d love for her to get married if she so chooses, and if she’s healthy, to be able to be a mom again.â€™”
In the interview with McGraw, George and Cindy Anthony also discussed Caseyâ€™s childhood and health, their views of how Caylee might have died and whether they hold their daughter responsible, according to the transcript.
No money was paid to the couple, McGraw said. Dr. Phil has agreed to make a donation to a charity being established by the Anthony parents in their granddaughterâ€™s name to support grandparentsâ€™ rights and missing and abuse children.