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Posted: 5:42 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

'Baseball Wives" Anna Benson speaks to Dr. Phil about guilty plea 

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"I'm the most famous wife in sports history since Marilyn Monroe," said Anna Benson to Dr. Phil in a telecast airing Wednesday, November 27.

By Rodney Ho

Anna Benson, wife of former Major League Baseball pitcher Kris Benson, has chosen the Dr. Phil talk show as her first venue to discuss her plea deal after she was accused of aggravated assault and weapons charges in a bizarre home attack in July.

She accepted the plea agreement earlier this month in Cobb County Superior Court after spending four months in Cobb County jail. (Details here.)

She had allegedly entered her estranged husband's Cobb County home wearing a bulletproof vest and an ammunition belt and armed with a gun, knives, metal batons and a hatchet. She demanded $30,000 and smashed a computer inside the house during her rampage, prosecutors said. (You can read our original story about the break in here.)

She will explain to Dr. Phil what she was planning to do that day.

(UPDATE: Here is what she had to say.)

“Anna believes today that she had just as much right to do what she did as the day she was arrested,” said Dr. Phil in a press release.

She will reveal who she thinks was trying to harm her and the measures she took to protect herself. She also conveyed conflicted feelings about her soon-to-be-ex husband of 14 years.

She starred in the short-lived 2011 VH1 reality series "Baseball Wives," a spin-off of the more successful "Basketball Wives" franchise.

The former model once told Howard Stern that if her husband cheated on her, she'd sleep with his entire team, which was the New York Mets at the time.

Kris Benson, a former standout at Sprayberry High School, played on five teams over a nine year career.

According to a previous story, Kris Benson filed for divorce from his wife in March 2012 in Forsyth County, where the couple previously lived, records show. Their divorce has not yet been finalized. The couple has three children together.

Here's a teaser video of the interview:


"Dr. Phil," 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, WXIA-TV

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