Robert Blake still declares his innocence

Robert Blake was on the Piers Morgan show to promote book “Tales of a Rascal,” his brash memoir about his years as a child actor.

Blake, 78, accused Piers Morgan of CNN for inferring he was a liar. The interview was combative to say the least.

In 2001, Blake was accused of murdering his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley. In 2005, Blake was found not guilty.

“I made a deal to come here and talk about anybody from the book,” Blake told Morgan when pressed about Bakely’s death. “I excused you from that deal because I thought you were going to be cool. Now you’re trying to (bleep) into the ground.”

When the host asked Blake what his relationship was like with his wife before her death, the actor replied:

“My relationship with her was not bad. I felt sorry for her sometimes because God never gave her that little piece of sunshine that he gave me,” Blake explained. “All the times I could have been dead and should have been dead and would have been dead. But God always said, no, here’s the sidewalk, little boy. Go out there and dance and they’ll throw money.”

However, pity and love are not synonymous, Blake later revealed:

“I didn’t know her well enough to know her. I love her – well, I love you as a human being. You’re my brother in arms,” he told the host matter-of-factly. “We’re all in this thing together. But we were not dramatically in love or things like that.”

After the interview Morgan took to twitter saying:

Robert Blake On CNN's Piers Morgan Show Talks Bonnie Lee Bakley Murder (VIDEO)

Robert Blake On CNN’s Piers Morgan Show Talks Bonnie Lee Bakley Murder (VIDEO)