Dr. Phil on George and Cindy Anthony Interview: A Cathartic, No-Holds-Barred Experience

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Dr. Phil holds nothing back in his interview with Casey Anthony’s parents.

The much-anticipated sit-down with George and Cindy Anthony, which will now air Tuesday due to the Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal U.S. Open title match, is their first since Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering Caylee.

Phil wants to make clear in previews that he GRILLS her folks ...

Specifically, Phil lays into Cindy over a chilling MySpace message she posted 12 days before she called 911 to declare Caylee Anthony missing.

“My Caylee is missing. She came into my life unexpectedly just as she has left me. Jealousy has taken her away, jealousy from the one person that should be thankful for all the love, support and strength given to her,” she wrote.

Cindy tells Dr. Phil that she didn’t mean it literally.

It wasn't until 31 days had passed that she really knew Caylee was missing, she said. By that point, the high-profile case was national news.

“Caylee was missing in my heart that day. She wasn’t missing physically, in the sense, because I thought I knew where she was at,” she said.

“I wanted [Casey Anthony] to know how much she was hurting me. And I thought that she was purposely keeping Caylee away from me.”

Asked about the smell in the trunk of Casey’s car, that prosecutors claimed was Caylee’s decaying body, Cindy and George had no answer.

“Truthfully, to this day I don’t know. To be honest,” Cindy said.

“Do you want to believe Caylee was back there? I don’t want to believe it. But I’m going by what investigators have told me,” George said.

“All I know is that Caylee’s not with us anymore. I know that.”

Dr. Phil told Matt Lauer on the Today show that he felt both of Casey’s parents held a tremendous amount of disdain for Casey's defense team.

“George would never have put us through those six months of not knowing where Caylee was if he knew where Caylee was,” Cindy said.

Part one of Dr. Phil’s Q&A with Cindy and George airs tomorrow. Phil told Matt Lauer today that it was a cathartic experience. Watch:

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I have often wondered why there wasn't any suggestion of jealousy of Caylee by Casey. Casey was probably the apple of her parent's eyes until Caylee was born. It looks like she was able to do as she pleased during her childhood and into adulthood. It was told that she loved Caylee and I'm thinking that she actually hated her. In many of Caylee's pictures,Caylee's eyes were sad. It would be interesting to find out how Casey actually treated Caylee.

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Oh my dr. phil that hurts my heart desperately to leave me hanging like that after the second day of the cindy and geroge anthony interview how can u possibly do that and be fine with it.. lol just sayin i watch u everyday like clock work no matter where i am and this is the first time i have ever been disappointed in u. but i guess i will have to live with it please don't let it happen again! PLEASE.... I LOVE U AND ROBIN

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REALLY DR. PHIL U TOLD US NOTHING. THE ANTHONY'S ARE A COUPLE OF WHACK JOBS. CINDY IS AS CRAZY AS CASEY. CASEY DIDN'T HAVE A BRAIN TUMOR CAUSE SHE DOESN'T HAVE A BRAIN. THEIR R SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WOULD GIVE ANYTHING FOR A CHILD SHE HAD SO MANY OPTIONS. THW WHOLE FAMILY IS WEIRD. SOMETIMES, I FEEL SORRY FOR GEORGE BUT, WHY STAY. YOU NEED NANCY GRACE TO DO AN INTERVIEW TRUST ME, SHE WON'T PUSSY FOOT AROUND CINDY. SORRY DR.PHIL U LET US DOWN.

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I agree with george. I believe that Casey wanted to party and she gave Caylee choloform or something else to put her to sleep so she would not be interupted. Remember cars get very hot in Fl. Either the drug or heat could have killed Caylee. I believe the jury was not thorough in their deliberation. They never ask to see or read or hear any of the testimony again. They could not have remembered everything in this long trial. I do believe this innocent child is in God's hands and I do believe that God will punish Casey. God know all. I enjoy your show and the topics you discuss.

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Anyone know when this interview will air again...I missed it..

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George Anthony is correct re: his questioning of the use of drugs i.e. cholorform. Casey is a "narcissistic psychopath" and in my opinion, very capable of druging her daughter in order to put her to sleep to get her out of the way, sadly and horrificaly leading to her death due to overdosing her. Why did anyone not pursue this issue during the trial??? I believe a grandparents heart knows the truth!

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Mama's denial's, rationalizations, contradictions, and excuses for Casey's behavior leads me believe that Cindy knows more than she can and/or wants to admit. She needs as much mental health help as her daughter. Surprisingly, I am finally sympathic to George who seems be struggling and accepting the reality of what happened to Caylee. I fear divorce if Cindy remains firm on her beliefs while George continues to logically and realistically develop his own beliefs of what happened to Caylee.

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I watched the 1st + 2nd show as well. Why hasn't George divorced this nut job if he is so disgusted with Cindy and Casey's lies. Cindy should locked up in a looney bin with her daughter -where they can kill each other. Or she should be in jail for lying and covering for that bad seed she bore and bred, fed for all these yrs. Cindy and Casey are totally repsonsible for the death of baby Caylee. I think I am through watching Dr, Phil, lying attnys, lying Cindy and Casey. It is sickening.

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I FEEL THAT CINDY ANTHONY HAS MENTAL ILLNESS HERSELF BECAUSE IN ONE BREATH, SHE TALKIN ABOUT HER LOVE FOR HER GRANDDAUGHTER AND STILL MAKING EXCUSES FOR HER DAUGHTER, PLEASE GOD SET HER FREE,OH MYGOSH!!!!!!!!!! 12 PEOPLE SET HER FREE, NOT GOD THAT. TRIAL WILL COME ONE DAY, AND WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE OUTCOME.

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Naturally, her mom is making excuses for her daughter doing what she did. This interview did not change my mind about the Anthony's.

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