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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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601.

pattyfied    

IT'S DESCUSTING TO THINK ANY BODY WOULD TAKE $ FOR MURDER OF A CHILD.

1150 days ago
602.

wendy    

Who cares where she is, what she does, it's over..so get over it..get on with your life or get a life..Look at your own life

1150 days ago
603.

e    

It's already one thing to kill your baby and get away with it. But to then go and profit from this kill, payed for by the media, is another. It puts the media on the same level with this murderer, conveying this message: 'Its OK to kill, in fact we will reward it with big money and lots of fame!And you, dear viewers, are expected to support it! After all, it's all about corruption galore, don't you love us?' The answer is no. -Not on my watch. Despicable. Even just to contemplate the rewarding of a killer is corrupt to the core. Had the people not boycotted, and I am one of them, the media would've gone their merry way, supporting murderers like OJ, without a blink of an eye, void of all conscience. The world has gone mad and it is time we fight back! No reward for killing!

1150 days ago
604.

e    

It's already one thing to kill your baby and get away with it. But to then go and profit from this kill, payed for by the media, is another. It puts the media on the same level with this murderer, conveying this message: 'Its OK to kill, in fact we will reward it with big money and lots of fame!And you, dear viewers, are expected to support it! After all, it's all about corruption galore, don't you love us?' The answer is no. -Not on my watch. Despicable. Even just to contemplate the rewarding of a killer is corrupt to the core. Had the people not boycotted, and I am one of them, the media would've gone their merry way, supporting murderers like OJ, without a blink of an eye, void of all conscience. The world has gone mad and it is time we fight back! No reward for killing!

1150 days ago
605.

shutupalready    

Nobody gives a crap about these low-lifes so nobody should pay a cent to hear what they have to say.

1150 days ago
606.

Carol Lofgren    

If they get paid for giving their story, they should get down on their knees and ask for giviness for the death of Caylee. They know Casey killed her and got away with it.Just like o.J. did..She needs to stay in hiding because she is "ONE" hated person..Hope she never has pease..God bless CAYLEE..REST IN PEASE BABY GIRL...

1150 days ago
607.

JB    

Baez said "the circus is over". I think the circus has just started. The whole thing is disgusting. NBC, this interview will be a HUGE mistake.

1150 days ago
608.

JP    

Just disgusting. But I'm hoping against all hope the big 3 are working to help find evidence to put Casey away like maybe a video of her telling exactly how she got rid of her baby's body

1150 days ago
609.

THE MAD SLOVAK    

CASEY IS A WHORE

1150 days ago
610.

Donna    

The Anthonys make me sick, they are ice cold. Living off the death o*****randchild and/or child. They could care less about that baby. THE ANTHONYS only care about money but yet they say they are CHRISTIANS, if Miss Karma doesnt get them on earth she will after earth. ANTHONYS YOU MAKE ME SICK, YOU ARE HORRIBLE HUMANS.

1150 days ago
611.

daf    

Dont know why anyone or network would want an interview with Casey.. She is a liar and would never tell the truth anyway.. Why would you want to spend money on an interview that would be full of lies and bs....She is not worth it and I personally would not give her the time of day... She is plain guilty and I do believe that she will have to pay one day for what she did. It truly disgusts me that the networks and publishers are willing to pay this pathological liar big money when they down right wont ever get their moneys worth... Wake up people.....

1150 days ago
612.

cha cha    

Cindy and George S***Anthony, please explain why you are entitled to any more blood money and free trips ... and what is up with the disability .... sure slaps the faces of those truly disabled ... you are grifters and phoney and you both could get jobs, you George a night time security job, you Cindy a job in medical records ... but why would you work when you scam people with your fraudulant foundations and your phony made up disability. You will both rot in rat hell .... Go Away and take that skank with you ...

1150 days ago
613.

lee    

I think Cindy will give Casey some of her profits. She has and will always enable her. I think if Cindy holds Casey accountable for once maybe she will changer her ways.

1150 days ago
614.

Ricardo    

Interviewer: Casey, what happened to your daughter? Casey: It was discussed in the trial! Interviewer: But there were many versions. First, that the nanny took her. Second, that she drowned. Third, that you don't know what happened to her. Which is it? Casey: Those are all lies! Interviewer: So, which is it? Casey: You figure it out! Interviewer(If honest): You know, honey! You ain't getting paid ****!

1150 days ago
615.

Ricardo    

Interviewer: Casey, what happened to your daughter? Casey: It was discussed in the trial! Interviewer: But there were many versions. First, that the nanny took her. Second, that she drowned. Third, that you don't know what happened to her. Which is it? Casey: Those are all lies! Interviewer: So, which is it? Casey: You figure it out! Interviewer(If honest): You know, honey! You ain't getting paid ****!

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