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NBC News -- We Won't Pay for Casey Anthony ... BUT

7/24/2011 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBC news is apparently reacting to a TMZ story, in which we said Casey Anthony's lawyer is negotiating with the major networks, and big bucks are on the line ... because the network is saying they have not offered any payment for an INTERVIEW ... BUT, it made no mention of other ways of paying handsomely for a chat with the very famous former murder defendant.

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TMZ broke the story ... Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, was holed up at the swanky Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, negotiating with NBC, ABC and CBS for the first sit-down.  And, as we reported, Baez was in the Hotel bar Thursday night, getting tips from high-profile lawyer Mark Geragos on how to negotiate the best deal.

NBC gave a statement to the New York Post, saying, "We've talked with Baez about getting an interview with Casey Anthony, but only under NBC News standards and conditions -- no payment, and absolutely no job offers for any member of her defense team."

Read carefully -- NBC is saying "no payment," but it refers to an "interview."  That doesn't cover paying huge money for pictures, video, etc.  That's S.O.P. in the network game -- and we're told that's one of the issues Geragos covered with Baez.

As we reported, as of Friday morning ... NBC was the frontrunner in nabbing Anthony.


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46.

sam    

Well said Diane. I am boycotting whether they pay or not.

1097 days ago
47.

Carrie    

It's blood money, pure and simple. Threaten to boycott any advertiser who is stupid enough to buy time for a commercial when this farce is shown. That’s the only thing NBC understands.

1097 days ago
48.

some guy    

I'd like to point out that it wasn't Casey that got away with murder. It was the blind jury and incompetent prosecution that let Casey get away with murder.

1097 days ago
49.

BEVERLY    

Casey picked the right defense team.I am now having a problem with who is the biggest LIAR in the group.Because of "Zenaida" Civil Suit,Casey will use that for not answering important questions.So any interview will be NOTHING,and that is also why Casey is staying hidden,so she can sell pictures of what she has been doing.My wish would be for Mr Taylor to get in touch with the court,and present evidence Casey was at a "where"s the money " meeting with Baez attending.the Tuesday Baez and Casey could not do the depo for "Zenaida: because she was too ill.

1097 days ago
50.

some guy    

Why isn't there any anger at the people that let Casey get away with murder? Why aren't there any death threats directed at them?

Fanatics, in our own country. I wouldn't be surprised if the Norway incident is inspirational to you Zealots.

1097 days ago
51.

conniegail421    

She needs to get out there & work like the rest of us, OH I FORGOT SHE JUST NEEDS TO PRETEND SHE HAS A JOB LOL! DO NOT PAY THIS WOMAN FOR HER LIES B/C THAT'S ALL IT WILL BE.

1097 days ago
52.

Curious    

LMAO-ing at this article. NBC already trying to cover their backsides. And apparently think their viewers are fools. Is there a Casey watcher here who doesn't know ABC paid her $200,000 in 2008 for home videos? Is there a Casey watcher here who doesn't know that photos/videos/audios/papers are what the networks pay for through licensing?

So aye, they won't pay a penny for Casey to talk, but they'll pay a million or more to use a single photo to justify the license.

She needs the money, she has considerable expenses hanging over her head.

And the bit about job offers for her defense team? That's Baez looking to score for himself while Casey's coat tail still means something.

1097 days ago
53.

Shelby    

Why is anyone ever paid to give an interview.....I never wanted to listen to anyone on this planet to have to pay them, let alone a baby killer!!!! Sick ass people in this country........Baez and Casey, two of a kind, at what point also does an attorney client relationship end!!!!!!!!!!! He needs to go away and she needs to dissappear...I for one would absolutley no*****ch any interview regarding Casey..She should of told her story where it belonged, in the courtroom. So what someone wants to pay for her lies!! Okay Idiots who are willing to pay!!!!!!

1097 days ago
54.

Fred Farkel    

Everyone needs to watch and watch carefully.

Why, you ask???

Because EACH AND EVERYONE of our daughters - in the year 2011 - is capable of the same thing. Generation ZERO, who lives in the fake world of phony facebook personas have NO SOULS.

That THING in Orlando has NO SOUL... and I hate to bring bad news to the table - but MOST females in the year 2011 HAVE NO SOUL. No matter what the age.

1097 days ago
55.

JW    

I don't think ANYONE in this country wants to hear ANYTHING this person or her lawyer has to say. ANYTHING. For her to be paid for "pictures" of the little girl she was accused of killing, and then forgetting about for 31 days- it's gross and disgusting and you couldn't pay me to watch it. Tread carefully networks, you are about to potentially pay this person a bundle for something nobody will watch. Especially those with household meters, they should be urged to tune out completely from the interview and the networks other programming, for sinking so low to pay...you get the point.

1097 days ago
56.

Christy    

Do no*****ch any interviews with this skank. Do not make her rich off of a babies death. You can't believe anything she says anyway. I will be tuning out!

1097 days ago
57.

Fred Farkel    

BTW: It's only a matter of time before someone kills that miserable skank with NO SOUL. And on that day - I will throw a party.

1097 days ago
58.

lola    

So disgusting....so sad....Is this how Casey is MOURNING the death of her child...Oh no wait...she killed her child there is no mourning. no remorse...just waiting for the GOOD LIFE...Baez ur a leach...blood sucker....good example for ur kids...Casey will live and is living her solitary confinement out in the free world...she hated any attention given to her daughter, now the first question asked of her will be about her, Caylee. Caylee will always be the primary focus and when the money dries out what will u do? Jose is she going to live with u and your children? Mason already said Casey wanted to work for him at his office...He pretty much laughed it off as a "fantasy" and totally unrealistic for the murderer, Casey. Whwn asked of Mason wether Casey could live with him, he said "for a time",I doubt that his wife would allow that given the 911 call she made in fear for her life...so what's left Casey...drugs. boooze, lowlife friends...you're done Casey, your little angel will always be loved more than you!!!

1097 days ago
59.

Curious    

David Jong -

I don't think the jurors deserved some of the crap they've gotten. I still firmly believe they dropped the ball on the manslaughter case, but I have to agree that they really didn't have enough to convict on a death penalty charge.

And, too, the jurors didn't have access to the evidence that was deemed inadmissable.

You may find this article of interest -
http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/casey-anthony-jurors-still-feeling-effects-of-public-backlash/1181900

1097 days ago
60.

peoplearesilly    

BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT --DO NOT BE A PART OF HER (OR HER LAWUERS OR THE NETWORKS) making anything off of this. We have the power. Tune out or email them. It's time this **** stops RIGHT NOW. And for those of you that want to watch -- how sick are you?

1097 days ago
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