In 1995, a man named Jonathan Schmitz appeared on The Jenny Jones Show — a daytime talk show — to meet his secret admirer. Apparently, that was a thing back then. But to his surprise, Schmitz’s admirer ended up being a man named Scott Amedure. This was something that Schmitz couldn’t get past, and three days after the taping, he shot and killed Amedure. Of course, Schmitz refused to take responsibility and blamed The Jenny Jones Show for his actions during the 911 call.
According to CNN, Schmitz was sentenced to 25-50 years in prison on second-degree murder charges. As for the family of Amedure, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against The Jenny Jones Show and was awarded over $25 million in 1999.