“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,” Dr. Phil said in a statement.
“Have these attacks been warranted, or not? I looked them straight in the eye and asked some very tough questions. Nothing is off limits during this interview.”
The Anthony family has been hunted by various media outlets who aimed to record their first interview following Casey’s acquittal.
Dr. Phil has said that all benefits of the interview will be donated to Caylee’s Fund, a charity set up by the Anthonys.
“The couple will derive no income from Caylee’s Fund,” he said, adding that the charity is “intending to focus on promoting processes to educate the public about – and advocate for grandparents’ rights.”
Cindy Anthony said in a statement: “We knew that we’d want to speak at some point and we figured there was no better place than with Dr. Phil. 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.”