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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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136.

jen    

hey tmz...f u...just don't say the networks are deceptive and geo and spindy are out for profit...the other offers have not been agrred upon and printed YET...THEY ALL WILL PROFIT ANYWAY THEY CAN FROM THE BABYS MURDER....JUST LIKE SATIN WOULD....hope they ALL burn on _ELL....

1081 days ago
137.

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NANCY GRACE IS THE BIGGEST WHORE MAKING MONEY OFF THIS CHILDS TRAGIC DEATH ALONG WITH HEADLINE NEWS AND THAT OTHER CANCEROUS BITCH JANE VELEZ MITCHELL...SO WHY NOT EVERYONE ELSE? (sARCASM)

1081 days ago
138.

Stupid People Hater    

At first I felt bad for the parents...now I don't. I hope the killer and her parents suffer and eternity.

1081 days ago
139.

janet    

HLN reported about 1/2 hr ago. Casey want's to go to therapy and the interviews can wait. She just wants to re-build her life.

Still no idea where she is. Shrinks say it won't work because she is pathological lier. She won't tell the truth in therapy so why bother.

Maybe they are listening to all of the outrage over money for interviews.

1081 days ago
140.

It's me     

I find this both disturbing and disgusting! Any network that would give anyone of these family members are foolish. The Anthony family have shown that they are all nothing but liars. They are not mourning the death of that precious little girl, but they all are putting out their hands for profit from it. Shameless money whores! Why would anyone be so stupid enough to think that they have a great story, when it will be the same lie that Jose told the jury on the first day of the trial. Show some respect to Caylee, and forget about the money hungry vultures disguised as this a mourning family. Enough is enough! Don't give this family anything, it's blood money in exchange for more lies! They have all capitalized on the injustice to Caylee long enough!!

1081 days ago
141.

C    

This goes for TMZ too, stop reporting on this disgusting family or I'm outta here too. Caylee wasn't a picture, she was a living child...a baby! There is NOTHING worth 'helping' that family profit.

1081 days ago
142.

Ace    

Most of you are looking at this the wrong way.

The networks or whomever scores the 1st interview is going to make lots of money by selling commercial time, ads...etc. Why should they make huge money off of Casey and Caylee.

If Casey, her parents and anyone else can make some money on this tragic event....I say go for it.

Casey was found not guilty or murder.

1081 days ago
143.

Damon    

Joey Boots
24 minutes ago
Why isn't Fox News in on the bidding? Maybe they're just gonna hack an Exclusive.
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So True!


Won't be long before the scandal reaches the US! The head of the WSJ suspiciously resigned!

See if TMZ can ignore it then!

1081 days ago
144.

R    

Casey killed her daughter. Her parents didn't. They should do an interview where they reveal exactly what kind of child and young woman Casey was and their role in enabling her selfish, self-centered, narcissistic and sociopathic lifestyle. And then they should state that they think she killed their grandchild, the jury's decision was wrong and they will have nothing to do with Casey anymore and she can rot in hell.

1081 days ago
145.

jackie    

these people make me sick!! they acted like they were so concerned about caylee missing and yet the mother lies on the stand for her murdering daughter and now they are trying to make money off of it!! poor caylee, no one cared for her!! hell is waiting for these people and it wont be hot enough!!

1081 days ago
146.

Bruno    

Sorry, but SINDY lied on the stand and contributed to her grandaughter's murderer going unpunished. Not a dime for them or for Casey.

1081 days ago
147.

VsulEfx    

Since July 5th, 2011, we have been witness to some of the most unbelievable behavior by educated individuals who call themselves our Peers. We have watched as they attempt to exploit a murdered child, Miss Caylee Marie Anthony.

We have watched as renouned individuals and prestigious organizations victimize this little girl once again with their greed. We have seen people of questionable character attempt to profit from the notorious murder of little Caylee by selling books, t shirts, stickers, key chains, pictures, domain names, and a wide range of other items in her name, her memory, claiming to benefit non profit organizations and charities.

We have seen enough.

We have no choice but to take a stand against this madness.

We have decided to make it our duty to do everything within legal limits to prevent this particular form of madness from spreading any further.
We will boycott products, businesses, the media, magazines, bookstores, and movie theaters. We will send emails and snail mail, and make phone calls to express our displeasure. We will recruit friends, family and total strangers to this cause. We will eliminate the evil that has come to steal and destroy our homes, our families, our country.

American History will record that in the year 2011 a movement began that made Woodstock look like a County Fair. The Million Man March, a little league softball game. World Wars, bar room brawls.

The United States Dollar will begin to gather in the pockets of the people as we refuse to buy into the madness. Corporations will go bankrupt. Empires will fall. Individuals that used to have incomes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars will be forced to go on Welfare.

No company, organization, entity or individual on this planet will be allowed to continue to make a profit from the death of Caylee Marie Anthony, to spread evil with the potential for tearing apart the very fiber of humanity, for the sake of Entertainment or personal gain.

We will NOT fail in our misson. We will NOT fail Caylee Marie Anthony.

Regards,
Citizens for Caylee

1081 days ago
148.

Jamie    

The whole Anthony family disgusts me. I was for the parents at first but for Cindy to lie to save her daughter and now both trying to profit off their DEAD GRANDAUGHTER is just disgusting and explains why Casey turned out so ****** up in the head. It's people like TMZ and other networks that keep this family in the spotlite becuase they know we all will watch and read,its all about money and ratings. The only reason she was freed was because everyone knew there was too much money to be made off the case. So sad that money comes before the death of a 2 yr old baby. Everyone will have to answer God one day and he will make the ultimate sentence.

1081 days ago
149.

fastlincs    

I wont buy anything from any sponser that goes along with this..They are all a sick lot..I say we should all get together and refuse to buy whatever their pushing on the networks..

1081 days ago
150.

Ace    

One more thing to add:

Almost everyone who has followed this story, who says they will NO*****ch the interviews....is a Big, Fat liar. I'll bet 1 in 10,000 people who say they won*****ch the interviews actually don't.
The Nielsen ratings will prove that people will watch.

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