This is actually a really awful story.
Four years ago, a two-year-old boy went missing in Florida and his mother, Melinda Duckett, appeared on Nancy Grace's HLN show for help. Problem was, Nancy wouldn't hold back from holding the mother accountable for not watching her child and the interview made headlines the next day when the woman committed suicide. Then two months later, Duckett’s family came forward and sued Grace and CNN for causing emotional distress.
But this afternoon, the family has decided to put the whole matter behind them. A statement was put out by the Duckett's lawyer, stating:
“The parties have resolved their differences and dismissal papers were filed with the federal court in Ocala…The parties now agree that Nancy Grace, the producers of her program, and CNN engaged in no intentional wrongdoing in the course of dedicating a program to finding the missing toddler."
A CNN spokesperson added that they were "pleased" that the case had finally been dismissed, but there has been no comment from Nancy.
The saddest part of the story: the toddler, who'd be 6-years-old now, has never been found.
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