Accused Attacker Gives Jailhouse Interview

Interview abruptly ends when Robinson realizes he isn't getting paid

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    Tommy Robinson, accused of sexually assaulting and stabbing a Dallas teenager, talked exclusively with NBC 5's Randy McIlwain before abruptly canceling the interview because he wasn't going to get paid $10,000. Per NBC 5 policy, we do not pay for interviews. (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012)

    Tommy Robinson, the man arrested and accused of assaulting and stabbing a Dallas teen last week, gave an interview of sorts from the Dallas jail Wednesday.

    Robinson agreed to talk to NBC 5's Randy McIlwain, but once the interview began refused to talk any further unless NBC 5 provided him with something he needed.

    Robinson refused to go on record saying what that was, but McIlwain later learned that Robinson expected to be paid $10,000 for the interview. 

    Per station policy, NBC 5 does not pay for interviews.

    The interview, such as it is, is above in its entirety.

    Anyone who wishes to contribute money toward the victim's recovery can do so through The Lilly Fund set up at Preston State Bank at 5944 Luther Lane, Ste. 100 in Dallas.