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The softer side of Nancy Grace

largeTV host Nancy Grace called the other day as she was wheeling into Jay Leno’s parking lot. Gone was the aggressive bark that characterized her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial on HLN.

“We’re all just exhausted,” said Grace, who, believe it or not, is quite soft-spoken in person.

While encamped in Orlando for the blockbuster trial, she said, she and her husband David Linch found time for some family fun.

“When I wasn’t on air we spent time at Disney, Sea World,” said Grace, the mother of 3-year-old twins. “After the verdict I got in bed with John David and Lucy and just held them and thought about Caylee, God rest her soul.”

At the mention of the adorable child at the center of the trial, Grace started picking up steam. She won’t call the little girl’s mother by her name.

“I believe Tot Mom wanted a whole new life. She wanted to be free and single,” Grace said. “She used Chloroform as a babysitter.”

As the trial wore on and concluded Grace became more animated. After the verdict, when Anthony was acquitted of murder and other serious charges (being found guilty only of providing false information to law enforcement officers), Grace memorably commented, “The devil is dancing tonight.”

The Macon native’s colorful language has resulted in criticism from some circles. Here’s a link to an Atlantic story detailing some of that sentiment. Its headline is “Nancy Grace Under Fire.”

Grace, as you’d imagine, is untroubled.

“So be it. My viewers have stuck with me through thick and thin,” said the HLN host, who racked up historic ratings during the trial. “The only people commenting about me, my show or my style are TV pundits or media critics.”

Grace predicts long-term implications from what she calls “a miscarriage of justice.” She thinks it will diminish people’s faith in the legal system.

“It will have the same affect that the OJ acquittal had,” she said. Although Casey Anthony is keeping a very low profile now, Grace wouldn’t be surprised to see her land a book deal or some other lucrative opportunity.

“It just adds insult to injury,” Grace said. “I don’t like to see people profit over crime. The only thing she’s told the truth about so far is Caylee’s DOB. [A book] would really just be another pack of lies.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

82 comments Add your comment

left/right? i care

July 21st, 2011
8:32 am

this will be an interesting one.

Nancy Rules!

July 21st, 2011
8:32 am

Nancy G–super hot! I’d like her “prosecute” me!

DW

July 21st, 2011
8:33 am

Cant nancy grace just go away already? How anyone can enjoy listening to her babble is beyond me

JROLL1

July 21st, 2011
8:38 am

A VERY RUDE, LOUD, AND OBNOXIOUS WOMAN! WHATEVER YOU DO IF YOU ARE ON HER SHOW, DON’T DISAGREE…..

MMiller

July 21st, 2011
8:39 am

Nancy Grace, self appointed judge, jury and executioner. The legal system to her means guilty until proven innocent. What a fraud!

Gwinny

July 21st, 2011
8:46 am

So…she doesn’t like to see people profit over crime?!!!

Derp.

Ted

July 21st, 2011
8:47 am

News broke yesterday that the computer witness explained that there was only one search for cloroform….not 84, and the HLN lawyer shows didn’t report it!

Why? Because it goes against their blood thirsty guilty narrative.

Shame on HLN for sitting on information.

Kong

July 21st, 2011
8:47 am

A Judge Judy “wannabe” but without the background and experience, just the nasty disposition and rudeness.

Old Boy

July 21st, 2011
8:49 am

I am surprised a lawyer would think that a case like this will weaken the justice system. ‘Miscarriage of justice’ often result in long standing issues problems with the system being fixed. The OJ trail was fantastic for bringing attention to a lot of the issues that needed fixing in the CA justice system.

shaggy

July 21st, 2011
8:51 am

She was a mediocre, short-term prosecutor that was sanctioned more than once. She hit the money pot and never looked back. If she really believed in making the world better through getting all of the bad guys, why did she embrace the cash register so quickly?
It is not about values for this train wreck. It is about ratings and advertisement.

GUNGA DIN

July 21st, 2011
8:51 am

should definitely fire her hair stylist!! ultimate helmet head !!! worst personality on TV. makes even girls of the view look smart.

nancy fan

July 21st, 2011
9:06 am

i knew nancy when she worked at the fulton county district attorney’s office, and believe me the nancy i knew and the nancy on television are 2 totally different people. she is a really down to earth person, who really cares about others. she is one of the nicest people i have ever met, and believe me i have met many many people. when she is on tv she is still a prosecutor, if you ever met her on a personal basis you would see a totally different person

Badnewz

July 21st, 2011
9:26 am

Jennifer, did I actually read today Nancy Grace said, “I don’t like to see people profit over crime.” What a hypocrite! In the media, it always has been about ratings (especially involving crime) and the Benjamin(money/profit) which led to her becoming a TV Prosecutor/Actress in the first place. This recent trial was the PERFECT PAWN for her ratings which she and the media both profited at the expense of a shameful act. As we know, there are similar unfortunate stories throughout our nation which gets no media coverage but this one had all the dollar signs ($$$) for profit. As the Godfather would say, “we are all part of the same hypocrisy”. Shame on you Nancy. Enough said!

Ed Graham

July 21st, 2011
9:26 am

Nancy is tough as nails in her role as a prosecutor. That’s much of the reason why she never lost a single case as an Assistant District Attorney for Fulton County. However, outside that role, she is very much a Southern lady. She was my Business Law teacher at Georgia State University in 1990 and I LOVED her class. 15 years later, I went to her book signing and she still remembered me.

MG

July 21st, 2011
9:30 am

I quit watching HLN because of her.

Ima Criminal Coddler

July 21st, 2011
9:33 am

Correct, most scumbag criminals and criminal coddlers do not like Nancy. Enough said?

Now Nancy, jump on the psycho slimeball coward who killed and dismembered your fellow Mercer law student in Macon.

GAPeaches

July 21st, 2011
9:35 am

There were NOT 84 chloroform searches on the computer, the so called expert testified yesterday he screwed up. Nancy’s first boss on the now defunct, Court TV, wishes he never gave her a job. She was a disater while employed by Fulton County, admonished for using fabricated testimony. She does not want justice she just wants rating to finance her 2, count em 2 multimiilloin dollar homes in Buckhead. Just google her name and Nancy’s past is not so squeaky clean .

Florida Guy

July 21st, 2011
9:54 am

Well, while I believe Nancy is sincere in her beliefs, her “stellar” record at the Fulton DA’s Office comes from cherry picking cases where there was little chance of losing. She would make plea offers that no one would take and force these “fish in a barrels” into court and score an easy win-thus building a superb conviction rate. Again, I have no feelings for Nancy one way or the other, but her “conviction record” should come with an aserick.

HRPufnstuf

July 21st, 2011
10:12 am

Her name isn’t Nancy, it’s “Two Tot Mom”, since she has two kids. If she doesn’t respect someone else enough to use their real name, we shouldn’t use hers.

mike

July 21st, 2011
10:13 am

Interesting comments about Nancy’s time in Fulton County. I stopped watching her show because all the screaming and other theatrics going on just irritated me looking at it. I see when folks don’t agree with a trial’s outcome, those folks villify the defense lawyers and every one else whi they can connect to a case. Maybe we should just get rid of the legal system and have Nancy and her list of TV supporters decide cases on tv.

mc

July 21st, 2011
10:14 am

So hateful and jealous. Get a life people. If you think Casey Anthony and her Bozo lawyer (who only signed on for the infamousy) are upset with Grace, your mistaken. She’s made them millions.

And she is right. Jurors today have such an unrealistic standard – of burden of proof that everyine will get away with murder, esp. if your a young gl white woman!

meyoushe

July 21st, 2011
10:36 am

Soon Baez and Company will suffer as well as Casey for the injustice of little Caylee. Bozo Baez is riding high but the old saying “What goes around comes around” will slap them both in the face. The sad thing about it all is this precious little girl lost her life to her terrible mom….. YET her mom and the attorneys are making a joke out it. I think most of those jurors had criminal problems or had family members that had bad experince with the system. Their verdict was a flute and was used to get back at the system. I know Baez and team knows this verdict was flute. They had no earthy ideal she would be acquitted. This verdict still saddens me to tears. I got a good ideal……let Casey babysit for them or become their house keeper.

ziza

July 21st, 2011
10:43 am

just to echo what others have said, NG doesn’t believe in profiting from crime?? BWAAAHAHA!!!!! what a flippin hypocrite.

BrokeBottom45

July 21st, 2011
10:45 am

Nancy Grace is a disgrace to the concept of justice. With her pointed nose and condescending manner of communication. Calling Casey Anthony “tot mom” makes her the queen of degradation. Casey Anthony was found not guilty for the death of Caylee Anthony. The only failure present here is that of our system of justice and a prosecution team that expected a guilty verdict based on conjecture and hearsay. The burden of proof rested on the shoulders of the prosecution and that team failed to produce in this case. I agree that Casey Anthony is not totally innocent in her daughter’s death. She shall surely pay for her actions one way or another. Meanwhile our Jerry Springer society finds it necessary to take up this case and demand “justice”. Apparently Nancy Grace does not hold a monopoly on stupidity. But then Nancy is not stupid is she? Nancy or “two tot mom” laughs all the way to the bank riding on her broom with the money she collects for being the devil’s advocate in legal matters. Thanks HLN for bringing us this clown.

mc-square

July 21st, 2011
10:46 am

Grace is hateful and jealous. Pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot.

Julia

July 21st, 2011
10:53 am

Nancy’s finest moment in my recollection was three or four years ago when, after “prosecuting” the Duke lacrosse players for weeks in her usual Off With Their Heads style, she was a no-show the night the fraudulent case against them was dismissed. She has no intellectual honesty, is contemptuous of guests who don’t agree with her, and goes all mawkish from when her many admirers make their fawning calls. She belongs on Fox News, where her style is acceptable. She’s a disgrace to HLN.

Mike

July 21st, 2011
10:54 am

I don’t watch her show for obvious reasons and ended up changing the channel from GMA every morning she came on the show. Her act is tiresome and I have trouble understanding why GMA would think non-Nancy Grace fans (rational people with jobs that don’t sit at home watching a trial every day) would want to hear her drivel every morning.

Lynn

July 21st, 2011
10:55 am

So sick and tired of having Ms. Grace act as God re guilty or innocent. The prosecution new – and so did HLN know there were NO 84 searches for one subject on a computer – no one would ever need to do that. I believe the death was accidental – everything points to that – her father was outraged and covered it up – to “save face for the family” – as they had a history of making her do that with her pregnancy – they were “embarassed”.

TELL ME THIS: If Casey Anthony plotted and planned to kill her child and had 31 DAYS to dispose of a body – why in God’s name would anyone do so 1 block from their home???? It doesn’t add up!!! This woman is not that stupid – sick – thanks to her parents – but not stupid…….

Lame

July 21st, 2011
10:57 am

This terrible terrible person hates the Constitution, was an unethical hack as an attorney, and should never be listened to by anyone, anywhere. She is full of hate and is a disgusting human being. Complete enemy of the Constitution

Lame

July 21st, 2011
10:59 am

Florida Guy – you are dead on. Unethical prosecutor; awful human

JackDennis

July 21st, 2011
11:00 am

The thing is, the woman is just flat out annoying. What is the attraction? She must have the best agent in the history of entertainment.

jim

July 21st, 2011
11:05 am

Tell Casey and Nancy both to go away. They both are the worst.

Frank Bbbbbbbbbbb

July 21st, 2011
11:59 am

Nancy Grace is pure unadulterated TRASH! It’s ironic. She judged Casey yet she rode on Casey’s coattails to fame. She was a wannabe previous to this case and she’ll be a wannabee again soon. She criticizes Casey or anyone from making a buck yet that is exactly what she has done for 3 years.

dave

July 21st, 2011
12:06 pm

I use to like Nancy and believe her opinions, but after hearing to idiotic lack of common sense opinion of the CA trial I will NEVER listen to her again. She has DISGRACED the respect for the constitution.
NANCY it’s INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY not guilty til proven innocent.

Ted Striker

July 21st, 2011
12:19 pm

1) If she was as concerned about missing or murdered children as she claims, she’d feature a different one every evening.

2) Nancy Grace’s coverage was less about Caylee Anthony or Casey Anthony than it was about becoming a rising “TV star.”

3) She won’t discuss her own personal lawsuit but she’ll castigate anyone she disagrees with or dislikes.

4) If Nancy Grace is on TV, I’m watching something different or watching nothing.

[...] I wasn’t on air we spent time at Disney, Sea World,” said Grace, the mother of 3-year-old twins. “After the verdict I got in bed with John David and Lucy and just held them and thought about [...]

Hello

July 21st, 2011
12:21 pm

Hey Ed Graham, she did lose a case. Verdict was thrown out on appeal for her tampering with evidence in a murder trial. She was responsible for a man walking free by her very own actions and that was the opinion of the appeallate court.

jpfromtheA

July 21st, 2011
12:29 pm

I can’t stand this lady! I’m ok with someone calming they’re 99% sure of someone’s guilt but MY is 100% sure without ANY evidence! WTH? There are lots of prosecutors like that, some even presented with proof of someone’s innocence that will still prosecute just to get their W-L record in order.

Sandi Abshier

July 21st, 2011
12:42 pm

I love Nancy Grace. She is a wonderful advocate for the less fortunate. She adores children and wants justice for crimes against them. If you don’t want to watch her, don’t! I will continue to watch her show until she doesn’t have it anymore. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Marlboro Man

July 21st, 2011
12:42 pm

Nancy’s name calling degrades her to “kids on a playground” status. She does it to herself, invites label and names to be hurled back.

george

July 21st, 2011
12:47 pm

all prosecutors have really high conviction rates, though not always on the top charge, because they will negotiate a plea if the evidence is not rock solid or if the defendant has a real attorney instead of a public defender. when you watch grace it is like watching hannity, listening to chief ditto head, etc. you do it because the viewpoint reinforces your view or you want to yell at the tv in frustration. fear and smug self-righteousness always attract an audience.

what?

July 21st, 2011
12:52 pm

I’d love to see Casey come back and sue Nancy Grace for libel/slander. She’s gone wayyyy past reporting things and taken it to personal character assasignation.

Urgh

July 21st, 2011
1:00 pm

Love her & Hate her. We need people like Nancy G to give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves (dead) and to bring awareness to cases that you may only hear about once and then it goes away. But what I don’t love about her is that she is biased!! Once she believes you are guilty…Watch Out. Years ago when Runaway Bride left her Husband-to-be to go across country, hiding because she wasn’t woman enough to say Hey, I don’t want to get married. Nancy Grace raked that poor man over the coals to try to get him to say that he killed her. And let’s not forget about the case where the mom committed suicide because Nancy berated her for killing her child. I believe Casey A. is guilty but according to our legal system; you need PROOF beyond a Reasonable Doubt and as a ex-prosecutor Nancy knows that.

asdf

July 21st, 2011
1:03 pm

Nancy Grace is an idiot, plus she’s ugly. She’s said “the devil is dancing tonight”, and blamed the jurors for finding Casey ‘not guilty’ of murder. She wasn’t at the trial, so she had no idea what she was talking about, yet she shot her mouth off. The truth was, not calling police for 30 days about your child missing certainly raises an eyebrow, and makes you a bad parent, but it doesn’t automatically make you a murderer. There were no fingerprints, no hair samples, no DNA anywhere from Casey. There was zero evidence for the jurors to convict her on. Nancy Grace should have been taken off the air 5 years ago. She’s disgusting.

Quote of the day!!

July 21st, 2011
1:05 pm

Grace said. “I don’t like to see people profit over crime”….ahem….you do it everyday!!!

Mercer's Biggest Embarrassment

July 21st, 2011
1:10 pm

Nancy Grace makes all other attorneys look bad. And that’s saying something.
She is not just annoying and rude; she is frequently incorrect in her legal analysis.

West

July 21st, 2011
1:17 pm

This entertainer is more likely to have a negative effect on the justice system than the decision of the jury in the Anthony case. Ms. Nancy is a testimony to why there have juries of 12 and not jury of one. The first evidence of 12 person juries dates back to the twelfth century.
Ms. Nancy sounds like she’d prefer the medieval period. The first amendment is powerful in the rights conferred. Ms. Nancy should appreciate the duties that come with those rights. If we ignore the duties, the rights are jeopardized

Deb

July 21st, 2011
1:24 pm

Well I used to be a fan of Nancy Grace, but am now embarrassed by her comments on her program. Maybe when Casey Anthony gets killed by a “Grace Fan” Nancy Grace will back off. Remember the young woman whose son went missing and she shot herself after appearing on Nancy Grace (Grace was brought up before the law board on that one), remember Gary Condit(sp) who lost his political career in large part to Grace’s retoric, remember the man in Elizabeth Smart’s case who died in prison after being falsely accused and hammered on by Nancy Grace. Those are just the 3 I can think of off hand — I am sure there are more. She has no problem whatsoever being judge, jury and executioner. It’s also time she stopped using the banner of her late fiance’s death as an excuse to falsely accuse, try and convict innocent people.

left/right? i care

July 21st, 2011
2:36 pm

yep, interesting alright.

One trick pony

July 21st, 2011
3:01 pm

“Tot Mom”? That’s what she calls her? What the hay does that mean? Nice that she tries to keep her own invented slogan in the news.