Looks like Montel Williams’ temper has derailed the Orange Bus. From MSNBC:

A thoughtful query caused Montel Williams to cancel an interview and later threaten the high school newspaper intern who asked the question, reports the Associated Press.

“I’m trying to figure out exactly why you are here and what the interview is about,” Montel snapped at Savannah Morning-News intern Courtney Scott.

The talk show host, in town to promote a free prescription drug program for low-income patients, ended the press event after Courtney asked if he thought that pharmaceutical companies would be discouraged from research and development if profits were restricted…

Later, Montel confronted Courtney and crew at his hotel, while they were covering another story.

“As we were preparing to film, Montel walked up with his bodyguard and got in Courtney Scott’s face pointing his finger telling her ‘Don’t look at me like that. Do you know who I am? I’m a big star, and I can look you up, find where you live and blow you up’,” said Joseph Cosey, a Web content producer for the newspaper.

Is Big Pharma feeding Montel too many steroids, or what?

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4 Responses to Big Pharma flack Montel Williams can’t take the heat — from a high-school interrogator!

  1. Lisa Emrich says:

    [...As reported, the 'Help is Here Express' blew through Savannah Georgia to promote the hope of 'free or nearly free' drugs to qualified individuals. This Orange Bus travels the country promising that it's program helps to save lives...by providing medications to uninsured patients.

    Montel Williams has multiple sclerosis, as do I, and has been the visible image of PPArx since . Now I've got my own opinions as to the quality of assistance which Billy Tauzin and his Orange Bus purport to provide needy individuals...]

    Is Montel Williams Disturbed by Big Pharma?

  2. [...] Controversial behavior by Montel Williams, spokesman for PhRMA’s Partnership for Prescription Assistance, may bring unwanted attention to Big Pharma’s great PR machine. (h/t Cary Byrd at eDrugSearch Blog) [...]

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