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Robert Blake Boils Over on 'Piers Morgan'

by David Weiner 9:11 AM PDT, July 12, 2012
Photo: CNN

Actor Robert Blake made an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight Wednesday evening to promote his new memoir, but when the conversation turned to murder, Blake turned angry.

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"You want to get to the truth if you can – does that mean I'm lying to you?" asked a boiling Blake, who was acquitted in the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley -- but also found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to pay $30 million, forcing him to file for bankruptcy.

The 78-year-old former Little Rascals and Baretta star displayed classic defensive body language, with his arms firmly crossed during Morgan's line of questioning. But before things got completely out of hand, Blake held out his hand and redirected the conversation.

"My skin is a little bit thin, which is why I stay away from people, mostly; I've never allowed anyone to ask me the questions you're asking," said Blake. "I allowed you to do that because I trust you. And I would've assumed that you -- and that guy in your ear --would trust me. And if you don't, then we'd better start talking about The Little Rascals."

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Blake was on the show to talk about his career and his self-published memoir Tales of a Rascal, telling Morgan that the book is not about his relationship with his late wife.

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