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Interview: Nancy Grace discusses Lifetime movie “Eleventh Victim”

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Not long after leaving her job as a Fulton County prosecutor, Nancy Grace began writing a book loosely based on her experiences. “I was in withdrawal,” Grace said. “I missed the office.”

Hailey Dean, the protagonist in her novel “Eleventh Victim” is also a former prosecutor who moved from Atlanta to New York. Like Grace, she has lived through the violent death of her fiancé. Dean’s life diverges from her creator’s when she becomes a therapist unjustly accused of murdering her patients.

On Saturday, the small-screen adaptation of Grace’s book appears on Lifetime. The Lifetime Original Movie “Eleventh Victim” airs at 8 p.m.

“I still can’t believe it really happened,” Grace said. “A lot of times I was in New York all by myself I would be watching Lifetime. I never imagined I would have a movie on Lifetime.”

The HLN host serves as executive producer for the film and played a small cameo role. It stars her fellow “Dancing With the Stars” alums Jennie Garth as Dean, and Metta World Peace as a detective.

“I had a blast doing the movie,” Grace said. “I’m just so thrilled.”

As her fans (and detractors) know, Grace is not one to mince words when discussing sensational cases and how they’ve been handled. She refers to Casey Anthony as “Tot Mom” and reacted with indignation when Anthony was found not guilty of murder in the death of her daughter Caylee. Grace’s reaction to Michael Skakel’s defamation lawsuit against her? “I really don’t know how a convicted killer can claim his reputation’s been hurt.”

Convicted in 2002 of murdering Martha Moxley, Skakel filed suit just before a parole hearing last month, saying Grace “defamed him in comments about evidence in the 1975 murder of which he was convicted,” Courthouse News Service reported.

“That’s quite the coincidence that he brought that up on the day of the (Board of Pardons and Paroles) hearing,” Grace said.

Jennie Garth appears in "Eleventh Victim."

Jennie Garth appears in "Eleventh Victim."

It’s no spoiler to say that “Eleventh Victim” reveals Grace’s lack of love for some judges and defense attorneys she’s known.

“In our justice system I wouldn’t put anything past anybody. I’ve seen judges who were political appointees, who didn’t know the law, that really should not have been on the bench,” she said. “Then on the other hand there are judges who are the finest people I know.”

And defense attorneys? “Come on, you lay down with the dog, you get up with fleas,” she said.

No one who’s encountered Grace in a courtroom should look for him or herself in “Eleventh Victim,” though.

“I will say that while no character is an actual person, they are all patterned after people that I know,” Grace said, then added, “It was a little bit of a get-back. Not that they care.”

14 comments Add your comment

richard liquor

October 31st, 2012
11:17 am

wish this fat,ugly,disgusting cow would just go away,no one gives a damn about your fat ass nancy

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October 31st, 2012
11:24 am

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RICK

October 31st, 2012
11:50 am

2nd that Richard.

I cant stand her, She is a waste of human life. She has no business doing what she does.

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October 31st, 2012
12:55 pm

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Stacey

October 31st, 2012
7:54 pm

The way I understand it, she was considered incompetent while at Fulton County, hiding files etc to hide her backlog

ANNE

October 31st, 2012
8:28 pm

Love Nancy… she is a great person with a big heart… So excited about the movie!

Liberal Cabrera Raya

November 1st, 2012
12:10 am

Thanks for the informative article, it was a good read and I hope its ok that I share this with some facebook friends. Thanks.

unreal

November 1st, 2012
7:20 am

Meta World Peace is in a movie? WTF?!

BitterEXdemocrackkk

November 1st, 2012
8:08 am

oh the bitter hatred of Nancy from the LEFT…where’s that embracing ‘all one’ tolerance for accomplishment ? YOU PEOPLE are such elitists and a big part of what’s wrong with our
country. strive to be smarter …

JRC

November 1st, 2012
10:40 am

OT: Any idea what’s filming in the Oak Grove area today? There was a production crew setting up in my neighborhood this morning. It’s close to Vista Grove where Schwarzenegger was filming last week.

janet

November 1st, 2012
12:10 pm

cant find the movie I have bell…checked lifetime channel 335 not on there pls help

Ayofemi

November 4th, 2012
5:41 am

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Ayofemi

November 4th, 2012
5:42 am

Hope you found the movie. Did not premier until Saturday. I enjoyed it greatly. It will repeat on Sunday and I am sure in the future.

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November 5th, 2012
7:03 am

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