Montreux founder defends clinic on U.S. TV

The founder of the beleaguered Montreux clinic rejects the findings of the report that closed her clinic down last week.

In an interview on the American television show "20/20", Peggy Claude-Pierre said her staff is qualified and that former patients who died did so after they left her care, and that she never force fed a four-year-old with a spoon.

Claude-Pierre also told ABC News that her clinic suffered because it grew too fast. Last week, Claude-Pierre attended a Montreux news conference in Victoria, but did not take questions from local reporters. She later flew to New York to tape the interview with "20/20", which first profiled her clinic five years ago.