On an unforgettable episode of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Robert Blake — who’s promoting a self-published memoir — denieshe killed his wife and got royally annoyed when Morgan even asked about the topic. Blake was acquitted in the death Bonnie Lee Bakley in 2005, but later found guilty in a civil suit.
“What the hell are you doing?” asks Blake when Morgan broaches the subject of the night of Bakley’s death.
“It sounds boring as hell, but go ahead … are you sure the people of Tibet give a f*** about this,” he says before accusing Morgan of parroting questions fed to him by a producer in his earpiece.
Morgan removes his earpiece and argues that it is interesting and relevant since Blake is there to promote a memoir. In fact, he suggests, it’s the most significant event of Blake’s life.
“I didn’t murder my wife,” replies Blake. “It may be significant to you, but it’s not to me. The most significant thing in my life is when I’m two years old and found an audience.”
“America just was going to war, but there’s nothing more significant than a little boy with no parents and no friends going into MGM and three years later starring in his first film.”
“There’s chapters about those rotten b****** cops who ripped my guts out and left me beside the road to die.”
He continues: “I’ll get you son of a b****es later, but don’t think you’re going to get off the hook. I was supposed to die in that cell, wasn’t I, you b******s. Well I didn’t die, and you didn’t get your book deal, you mothers. I wrote a book about you, so you’ll have to go out and rip some other celebrity ’til he’s dead, then you can write a book about him.”