Montel Williams Apologizes to Intern

Montel Williams issued an apologetic statement to a Savannah Morning News high school intern after an angry confrontation with the girl.

"Regrettably I reacted childishly to the situation and for that I truly apologize to all concerned. I would like to invite Courtney and her family to appear on my show for a public apology," an email from Williams show stated.

The intern, Courtney Scott, received a letter Saturday from Williams sent from the email address of Melanie McLaughlin, president and executive producer of Mountain Movers, Inc., which produces Williams' talk show.

"I'll accept, if he's really going to do it," Scott said Saturday. "I don't really think it's his statement. I think his people put it out."

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Williams, a patient advocate since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, terminated the Friday interview with Scott after she asked him: "Do you think pharmaceutical companies would be discouraged from research and development if their profits were restricted?"

Later, he confronted her and two other reporters after mistakenly believing they followed him to the Westin Savannah Harbor. But they were there to cover an unrelated assignment.

Williams walked up to Scott and told her that "I can look you up, find where you live and blow you up," according to Joseph Cosey, a Web content producer for the newspaper.

Scott said she filed a police report because of Williams' behavior although she said it was unclear what Williams meant during his confrontation.

The next step? A producer from The Montel Williams Show has invited the newspaper intern to a taping of the show where Williams will apologize in person for the angry confrontation with her.


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