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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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brenda    

the only way I would watch an interview of Casey Anthony or her parents is if they had a polygraph strapped to them the entire time, and the hard questions were asked.

1145 days ago
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Jason    

I can guarantee that any network that pays Casey Anthony one cent will lose me as a viewer. It makes me sick that anybody with more than a brain cell would offer this killer $1.5 million for an interview.

1145 days ago
633.

Pegasus    

Jason:

The vast majority of the human race believe as you do about the interview with Casey Anthony and her parents doing an interview with any of the media outlets! There is such a Backlash going on and the threat of a boycott to the major networks as well as the other media sites - such a E-Online, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, etc. That the only one who is currently refusing to pay CA or her parents any money or anything for an interview is Radar Online. Because the President of that site, was on and said that he would not pay blood money to hear what she has to say. So if she chooses to speak to them it would be taken with a grain of salt.

1145 days ago
634.

cha cha    

So I will ask this question over and over to the parents of camel face Casey ..... Cindy and George ScamAnthony, why do you feel entitled to a free ride from society just because your camel faced daughter killed your granddaughter?

You are both able to work ... George there are jobs for Night Security and Cindy you can work in Medical records, but why when you can scam the public for money thru, fraudulant foundations where you draw a salary, your dog and pony show with your donation cans .... and your fake disability payments. You are the most disgusting people on this earth along with your skank daughter and your lunatic son who wasn't invited to the baby shower. Sheesh !!! GET A JOB

1145 days ago
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sticks    

why does the networks especially HLN give Cindy Anthony a pass. She is the most devious of them all and enabled Casey from the earliest event we know of when Cindy tried to cover up the fact that Casey was not going to graduate high school from KC grandparents. She should have been charged with perjury...she and george cleaned out that car after pick up from tow yard.. they will all have future scandals...

1145 days ago
636.

bossy    

we should all boycott these networks if indeed they are paying this chick for a interview. this ridiculous

1144 days ago
637.

bossy    

we should all boycott these networks if indeed they are paying this chick for a interview. this ridiculous

1144 days ago
638.

Roman    

For everyone who's complaining that she's taking money and profiting from her baby's death needs to think about the fact that she never got convicted of killing her child. All the people who are complaining are the same ones who sat there glued to the TV watching Nancy Grace every single night, I didn't see anyone complain that she is profiting from the baby's death!!! The reality is that Nancy Grace profited from the death more then Casey can ever hope to!!! Her ratings SKYROCKETED and you better believe that she GOT PAID very well for all the "specials" that she did and the constant 24/7 "CASEY WATCH" that ALL OF YOU PEOPLE were glued to your TVs watching....but I guess that's not "BLOOD MONEY" right? HYPOCRITES!!!!!!!!

1144 days ago
639.

Fiona    

Boycott Casey Anthony from profitting from her daughter's murder! Go to Change.org and sign a petition or more. Casey Anthony is nothing but a BABY KILLER and if she wants money, she should get a job.

1144 days ago
640.

trashling    

Tell the Anthony's "STOP PICKING THE BONES OF CAYLEE MARIE." by leaving your MEAT-LESS Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass on their front lawn this year... You can give the same message to Jose and Casey by mailing the same to Jose's office.

1144 days ago
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anastasia    

Why shouldn't the Anthony's make money. After all, their grandchild was killed, and they were the victims of "hate speech" by the public who had the audacity to "object" to the killing as well as the verdict. What does the media call this protest by the public? Nuts, terrorists? In other words today, you have to be a nut to object a woman killing her child, there has been so much of it over the years. Anyway, this has caused the Anthony's post traumatic stress syndrome and they should be paid handsomely for what the public has done to them.

1144 days ago
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Marilyn Machida    

Casey's real facebook and real twitter are the following and the war on her page is out of control. Come show your support. http://www.facebook.com/iamcaseyanthony and http://www.twitter.com/cayleecasey . Haters stay away

1143 days ago
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Roman    

For all of you complaining about her getting money what you fail to understand is that the reason she even has a chance to make any money off of this is BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!! Every year thousands upon thousands of children get killed, but in this specific instance due to Nancy Grace and people like yourself making this a media frenzy she now has a potential to profit off of this. Nancy Grace profited tremendously from everyone making her ratings skyrocket so she continued to bring light to this case. The reality is that other murders that don't have such a tremendous media following are not giving the people involved a chance to make any money off of it. This just shows you the strength of our media, if ALL OF YOU PEOPLE DID NOT SIT IN FRONT OF YOUR TV'S FOR 3 YEARS LISTENING TO NANCY GRACE BRING MORE ATTENTION TO THIS CASE CASEY WOULD STILL BE A NO BODY WITH NO CHANCE TO MAKE ANY MONEY!!! The legal system isn't perfect and there are thousands of cases that don't work out how they should but the reality is that you just don't know about it. But since America watched this case unfold, everyone is freaking out about the fact that they think she is profiting from her child's death. So before you bitch and moan that she is getting "BLOOD MONEY" think about the fact that Nancy Grace has been receiving "BLOOD MONEY" for the last 3 years. And while she was receiving "BLOOD MONEY" for "PIMPING OUT" this case to the American public she is in fact the one responsible for making Casey a Reality Star of sorts. If she didn't talk about Casey 24/7 and you didn't listen to her talk about Casey 24/7 Casey would still be a no one and the networks would not be offering her millions of dollars for an interview. The reality is there are thousands of cases every year that don't get this kind of media attention and therefor the people involved don't even have the opportunity to make money. All Casey is doing is making the best of her situation, whether she killed her child of not she should still have a right to make a living. Due to all this media attention she will never be able to get any normal job for the rest of her life.

1143 days ago
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Criley    

They are nothing but a bunch of trash bags. Her parents are no better than her. Low rent, white trash.

1143 days ago
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mary helmbrecht    

Boycotters are at NBC Today show protesting Casey Anthony and NBC's involvement in bidding for interviews and NBC has chosen to pull blinds, not show them outside and keep them away from cameras. This is unfair as anyone has the right for peaceful protest!

1143 days ago
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