Tamron Hall Confessed She ‘Facilitated’ Selling Cocaine In College, Producers Deleted Scene From Talk Show & Host Speaks Out
Tamron Hall’s daytime talk show is in full swing. But a recent topic was too hot for TV. At least that’s what producers thought when they reportedly pulled a scene from the show this week.
Tamron Hall is said to have admitted to “facilitating” the selling of cocaine with her college boyfriend back in the day. Reportedly, her confession not only shocked the audience but also producers and even the network, ABC. Production sources said that the entire clip was cut from the pre-recorded episode.
Hall spoke out and said in a statement,
“During an interview with prison rights advocate Topeka Sam, I shared a story about a bad situation I got myself into when I was 19. I never dealt drugs. I am now nearly 50 years old and was reflecting on a bad judgement call that could have turned worse. I say but for the grace of God, there go I. It was part of an open and honest conversation about women, incarceration and mistakes made. For legal reasons a portion of that segment was edited from the show. I hope my show can be a forum for sharing stories without shame or judgement – including a conversation we’re having Friday on opioid addiction.”
See the interview (without Hall’s confession) below.
Hall’s show premiered on Sept. 9, and before its debut, Hall made it clear she’d be discussing heavy-hitting topics.
“When people talk about it now and are [like], ‘Would you ever?’ it’s like ‘Have you ever watched Phil Donahue, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Douglas?’ I point to television history to say, please Google any talk show lineup. It’s not an elimination of anything.”
“We can have a segment on any given day in the culture of what you and I would be talking about with our friends … You guys got married? Oh, y’all broke up? What are the tips? Multi-million dollar companies are built on love, so let’s talk about it.”
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