Jill Blackstone, a producer to many TV talk shows such as Jerry Springer, Sally Jessy Raphael and others, has been arrested for the murder of her deaf and partially blind sister in San Fernando, Calif. Three dogs are also found dead.
When the news broke of her arrest, some people that worked at CNN were not surprised. They used to work with her.
Blackstone worked as a Senior Producer on HLN’s Dr. Drew Show from June to December in 2012.
The Daily Caller writes that CNN did wind up firing her after six months. But not before they say she made life a living hell for her coworkers.
“She made that show a living hell,” said a source, who vividly recalled her using the N-word. “I never talk to HR. I wrote a letter to HR — she’s that psycho.”
To say she was universally hated while she was there is an understatement. “Ugh ugh ugh,” a source said, growing animated just remembering what it was like to work with her. “Honest to God, I don’t hate anybody, but I hate her. She’s a psychotic, racist little bitch.”
According to the TMZ report, Blackstone phoned in the deaths herself. Her sister was found dead in a garage, dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. There was a suicide note, but police found the whole thing suspicious. Still, Blackstone was released Wednesday afternoon.
The DA has reportedly dropped the charges. But LAPD continues its investigation.