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March 19th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – Reaction from Steubenville, Cornwell on Cannibalism, and what happened at Cat Haven

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Steubenville, Ohio: Victim Threatened

In the aftermath of an emotional weekend in Steubenville, Ohio which left two teens guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl, last night Piers Morgan welcomed Bob Fitzsimmons for a live interview.

The attorney for the victim, Fitzsimmons responded to the most-recent turn of events of the case, as on Monday two teenage girls were arrested for threatening the young woman he is representing:

"Well it's shocking that it would happen, especially after the convictions that occurred and everything this family has been through and to put them through of that same stress and fear is just something that nobody's heard about ever before," he said. "It's sickening that it's happened and obviously these children need to be addressed also by law enforcement."

  • Father of Ma'lik Richmond: Shocked and Surprised

Meanwhile, Monday also saw the show welcome Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma’lik Richmond, one of the convicted boys.

Joining the program by phone, Richmond described his reaction to the verdict:

"I'm shocked and surprised that Ma’lik was even convicted of the charges of rape, because the evidence that the prosecution presented against Ma'lik Richmond, there was plenty of holes in it and there was plenty of reasonable doubt, and I still believe in Ma'lik Richmond's innocence even though he apologized in the courtroom," explained the elder Richmond. "I have sympathy for the victim's family but there are some things that the media and the court knows and doesn't know."

  • Allred Gets Graphic: He Raped Her

As part of the show's coverage of the case, "Piers Morgan Live" also welcomed famed women's right lawyer Gloria Allred, who emotionally addressed what she deemed to be the central element to the entire story.

Addressing the remorse showed by Richmond in court, the 71-year-old got specific, and graphic:

"Compassion for what? Because what pain did he cause? Why don't you just say it? He raped her. He put two fingers inside a vagina of a child when she did not have the opportunity to resist."

  • Cornwell on Cannibalism: Begins With Fantasy

Continuing with a legal theme, Morgan later chatted live with crime writer Patricia Cornwell. Discussing the "Cannibal Cop" case, the author behind the "Kay Scarpetta" series offered her analysis:

"It all begins with fantasy," said Cornwell, in reference to cannibalism. "People who are into that, there's a sexual arousal. I also think it ultimately is about control and power. If you devour your victim, so to speak, that's absolute control and possession. Scary stuff."

  • Cat Attack: What Really Happened

Also, two weeks since a deadly mishap cost one woman her life, and forced a lion to be shot and killed, last night Morgan spoke live with Dale Anderson of Project Survival's Cat Haven.

The program's executive director, Anderson took Morgan and the viewers on a tour of the facility, attempting to explain what exactly happened that resulted in a 350 pound lion killing a 24-year-old intern, in the process dispelling some misconceptions:

"If I open the door, I have to physically latch the thing like this to be able to have the door open, because this was one of the points that people made, that the door was partially open and the lion pushed the door open. That was incorrect," said Anderson. "Dianna [Hanson] walked down these stairs this way. And at some point down here, she encountered the lion. Cous-Cous came out of the den area and down here and approached her. We don't know at that point what happened. He encountered her in some way and her neck was broken. And that was the fatal tragedy at that point."

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    I'm no fan of grand-standing Michael Moore and your gun rants in the first few weeks after Sandy Hook left me wondering whether you had a one track mind, Mr. Morgan. But I salute you this morning for staying the course and giving sometimes too shrill perhaps but always smart, patient and eloquent voice to this really important issue. I hope many others will join me today in e-mailing Harry Reid and calling on him to put the assault rifle ban back in pending gun legislation. It's time we take second amendment arguments out of this debate–these guns are a menace, not for sport or protection. Let's find out who in Congress has a backbone to stand up to the NRA on a bill supported by a majority of Americans. Thank you, Mr. Morgan.

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