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Casey Anthony's Parents -- $250,000 Doesn't Cut It!!!

7/26/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The network bidding war over key interviews in the Casey Anthony case has gone into the stratosphere ... because TMZ has learned a syndicated talk show was laughed at with a bid of $250,000 for Casey's PARENTS!!!

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The bidding has gone crazy ... we're hearing the bidding for a Casey interview was over $1.5 million.

Now ABC News has just released a statement, saying it will no longer pay for photos and video in exchange for interviews.

The announcement comes days after TMZ published a story ... that Casey's lawyer, Jose Baez, was holed up in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, taking bids from NBC, ABC and CBS.  As we reported, Baez was in the Hotel bar Thursday night, discussing strategy with famed lawyer Mark Geragos.

Our sources say all three networks were offering the same deal -- they would pay a fortune to license photos and video from Casey. Short story -- it's a dishonest way of saying they don't pay for interviews.

We're told NBC -- which paid for Baez' hotel room -- was leading the pack in the Casey bidding war, even though the Network denied it was offering any money for an interview -- which is technically correct.

In its statement, ABC says, "We can book just about anyone based on the strength of our journalism."

Sure they can.



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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

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Wellington Wellington

Just when I think the Anthonys can't get any more loathsome and disgusting, they do. And the networks fighting over them are bottom feeders.

Liz Liz

Has any one thought of the fact that Casey ia a LIAR? She wouldn't recognize the truth for any amount of money. Who really cares what she or any one has to say the fact is a baby is dead and a killer has gone free.

paigehop paigehop

It is disgusting and weird, BUT those people are dirt poor from this whole horrible situation. I'm guessing they'll never find work again. They didn't kill Caylee. I don't know... toughy!

cmueller cmueller

It would be blood money. It is so wrong.

Carrie Carrie

How about the NETWORKS all give the $$$ they are willing to spend on any interview to the Missing Children groups to help find those children whose parents did the right thing and yet suffer because there are no resources to find them.

ZB ZB

Bottom line...she was not convicted...think what you will...but she wasn't...and now she has to try and live a life basically in danger and in hiding...I would be looking for a payday too...for plastic surgery...name change...hell maybe a new country to call home.




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kar    

It is terrible for anyone to make money off a murdered little girl. All of you should rot in hell!!!!!!

1102 days ago
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MoonDust    

1.5 mill for the parents then the lawyers and Casey's bid must be way higher.

1102 days ago
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Marie    

These people disgust me sooooooo much!!!! I am starting to think that they all agreed to kill Caylee to get rich!!!! It was all a scam!!! DISGUSTING!!!!!

1102 days ago
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some guy    

If any networks do interview the Anthonys, make sure they ask about Casey's child molestation accusation.

Think it'd be best if the networks also used a lie detector test.

I know I would watch.

1102 days ago
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There's a problem here    

Hell, for a few thousand I'd lie and save them a bunch of money. All these people do is lie, so to what benefit is an interview with them?

1102 days ago
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cmueller    

It would be blood money. It is so wrong.

1102 days ago
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Ang    

Hey NBC,ABC,CBS you all can go **** off your ******* sic to pay in the millions for this Beast and her Creators who killed a BABYYYYYYYYYY.....

1102 days ago
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Tinalouise    

NO ONE should be making a dime off of the death of little Caylee.. it disgusts me that anyone would take the money to talk about this. The lawyers, parents, neighbors, Casey, nobody should make anything. Why, what did they do to deserve anything? Any money made should go to charity to help find missing kids, especially the ones where mommy throws them out like trash!

1102 days ago
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D    

Hopefully all the networks will follow ABC's lead. This is so appalling and sick...I never use that word appalling but this is the only word I think fits.

1102 days ago
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She's baaaack    

All that on the blood of a murdered baby? If this keeps up the landscape of Florida will be littered with the bodies of dead babies. It seems to be a hell of a lot more lucrative than welfare. Unless you're Cindy and George, of course, they are on "Disability." In their case it's like welfare because of course somebody lied so they could get it. This all began with a poor little toddler who was murdered and tossed out to rot in a swamp. Try not to forget that.

1102 days ago
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Lilli    

It disgusts me that people are trying to give this family money. I have made a vow that I would never watch or buy anything of that women or her family. While Caylee is no longer here because of her mommy who was supposed to protect her didn't her murderer is making tons of money. IT IS SICK!

1102 days ago
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queenie    

The 3 "major" networks and the entire Anthony family are disgusting. No one cares what these liars have to say. We've heard their lies for 3 years, we don't want anymore! If the "major" networks are such good journalists, why don't they air something about Caylee instead of paying these greedy people who have proven they care more about money than their child/grandchild.

1102 days ago
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Mike    

I'm sure the attorneys give the networks a list of questions that she will answer.

1102 days ago
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Tara    

Disgusting just disgusting. Accepting money for the exploitation of that child's MURDER. Karma is a bitch and this will catch up with them all.

1102 days ago
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Hohan    

What a mess. Network TV is a cesspool

1102 days ago
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