The Daily Mailreported that when Hall taped her new talk show on Tuesday she confessed to “facilitating” thesale of cocaineOpens in New Windowand producers were “left scrambling to edit” her show because she “confessed to viewers she used to facilitate selling cocaine when she was a teenager.”
“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,” Hall said in her statement.
Hall admitted that the show edited her statement and she gave details about the situation.
“I am now nearly 50 years old and was reflecting on a bad judgement call that could have turned worse,” she said.
“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.”