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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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646.

mari air    

I must hav missed something because once again I am reading more bashing of George and Cynthia Anthony. They will accept no money for any reason whatsoever. They have started a Caylee Anthony foundation which will help with missing children and will help to pass Caylees Law. They will be accepting no profit or salary from this foundation. These are ordinary decent people who adored their granddaughter and did the best they could with a psychotic daughter. Save your hatred for the right person.

1076 days ago
647.

sr    

This whole thing is despicable on every front. Kill your child.. make money. Be on the jury and not do your job.. make money. Be parents of psychopath.. make money. Until we all stop supporting this type of behavior (by watching TVinterviews,buying books, magazines)it will continue. I for one will NOT support any medium that provides income for Casey Anthony and i will boycott every advertiser that does.

1076 days ago
648.

Pegasus    

Breaking News

Casey Anthony has been ordered by the judge, to return to Orange County within 72 hours to begin her 1 year probation - in which she must remain in Orange County for her probation period

1076 days ago
649.

Pegasus    

The terms of her probation are related to the check fraud. And she must serve her 1 year probation in Orange County. The judge has just ordered her to return to Orange County within 72 hours to begin her probation period.

1076 days ago
650.

Geo. W. Liar    

They WILL rot in HELL

1076 days ago
651.

Pegasus    

Casey Anthony ordered back to Orlando in check fraud caseBy the CNN Wire StaffAugust 1, 2011 3:19 p.m. EDT
Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in her daughter's death, is released from jail in Orlando on July 17.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Amended court do***ents say Casey Anthony should report within 72 hours
She was sentenced to probation in 2010 after pleading guilty to check fraud
There was an apparent misunderstanding about when the probation was to be served
Anthony's defense attorneys may challenge the move
Check out CNN affiliate WESH-TV in Orlando for more information.

(CNN) -- A Florida judge on Monday signed amended court do***ents mandating that Casey Anthony return to Orlando to serve a year of probation stemming from her check fraud conviction.

"From my reading of this, she should be reporting to probation in Orlando probably within 72 hours," Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland said in signing the do***ents, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The action came after an apparent misunderstanding in the case.

Anthony pleaded guilty in January 2010 to felony check fraud charges, admitting she stole a checkbook from her friend Amy Huizenga and wrote five checks totaling $644.25. At the time, defense attorney Jose Baez asked that Anthony be given credit for time served and be placed on probation.

Strickland apparently intended for the supervised probation to begin after Anthony's release from custody, said Randy Means, spokesman for the Orange County state attorney's office. But the order signed by Strickland at the time seemed to indicate it was to run while Anthony was in custody awaiting trial on murder charges in the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee.

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A jury acquitted Anthony of charges in Caylee's death. The 25-year-old Orlando woman was released from jail July 17. Her whereabouts since then have been unknown.

Means said prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the probation office indicating Anthony's probation was completed.

He said there was a miscommunication between what Strickland said at the sentencing and what the court clerk understood. The clerk thought the probation and Anthony's time in custody were to run concurrently.

The do***ents were amended Monday to add the words "upon release" to Anthony's sentencing do***ents, the Sentinel said.

Orange County prosecutors will not take a position on whether Anthony should serve probation, Means said, adding the issue is between Strickland, Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. -- who presided over Anthony's murder trial -- the probation department and the clerk's office.

"We don't think we have jurisdiction. The court is the sentencer, and if they think it (sentencing) was not followed, they can do something," Means said. "Our position is to leave it up to the court."

A Department of Corrections spokeswoman told CNN affiliate WESH-TV in Orlando that Anthony must report to Orange County within 72 hours. "We are moving forward to make sure she is following the judge's orders," Gretl Plessinger said.

Anthony's attorneys may challenge the move and claim their client should not have to serve probation because she already did while in custody, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Means said the defense would have a strong argument to have the amended sentencing order declared invalid on grounds of double jeopardy. It would be unconstitutional to have Anthony serve another year of probation if technically she already served it while in jail, he said.

Perry has indicated he wants to meet with officials from the Department of Corrections to go over what happened and "make corrections." Means said he does not know what that means, and knew of no pending hearings regarding the issue.

Strickland recused himself from the Anthony case in April 2010 after the defense alleged he was biased against her. At Anthony's sentencing on the check fraud charges, she was ordered to have no contact with Huizenga, who testified against her during her murder trial.

At her sentencing for the check fraud charges last year, Anthony said, "I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm sorry for what I did. I take complete and full responsibility for my actions, and I'd like to apologize to Amy. I wish I'd been a better friend."

1076 days ago
652.

seal    

She should take ll the money she can get and use it to hire someone to find the person who murdered Caylee since she said she did not and that would be the only way she should get any money search ffor whoever and not be allowed to use it for any other purpose !!

1076 days ago
653.

sherrie    

All Americans should ban these networks offering money for a story from a liar, a murderer, its disgusting! Im all for boycotting all networks!

1076 days ago
654.

mightymouse    

Its O V E R the jury has spoken... let it go and get on with your lives!

1076 days ago
655.

Jorge    

It's time to give the whole Casey Anthony thing a rest! I don't care to hear about it anymore. And I refuse to give money to bottom feeders like Casey and Jose Baez and so should the media. It is wrong on so many levels if not all levels.

1076 days ago
656.

Tammy    

What goes around... I hope it does to all of them some day.

1076 days ago
657.

Bean    

Truly, truly appalled that Casey or her parents will benefit from the death of a beautiful child. Any financial gain for the tragic death is disgusting. Casey should have given Caylee up for adoption as she was obviously selfish and self-centered. Deciding to have a child is a huge responsibility in which Casey didn't take seriously. How many parents would not report their child missing!!

1075 days ago
658.

cody    

No a Killer did not go FREE U r as dumb as the rest of this country,,,, According to our justice system she is innocent till PROVEN GUILTY ,, SHE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY GEE DO YOU THINK THAT 3 YEARS OF LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE WASNT ENOUGH THEY COULD NOT PROVE IT BECAUSE SHE DID NOT DO IT GET OVER IT JUST BECAUSE U WATCHED IT ON TV U CAME TO A STUPID CONCLUSION BUT THE JURY DIDNT FIND HER GUILTY AND NOW THEY WONT LEAVE HER ALONE TO GRIEVE. WHAT OTHER STUPID THING R THEY GOING TO COME UP WITH I GUESS IF THEY MAKE HER GO BACK AND SOMETHING HAPPENS THEY SHOULD BE HELD FOR THE CRIME BECAUSE THEY PUT HER IN HARMS WAY.. SHE IS A VICTIM BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.. THEY SHOULD BE SUED FOR THEIR ACTIONS I WILL BUY ANYTHING SHE POSES NUDE IN BECAUSE SHE IS A FREEEEEE AMERICAN AND SO AM I SO GET OVER IT

1075 days ago
659.

DP    

Can someone please tell me how the parents are affording vacations? Last I heard they are so in debt from lawyers, and their house was in foreclosure? Geeez, this really ticks me off. Can someone send me money so I could vacation with dolphins.

1075 days ago
660.

Lela    

Boo Hoo....She is guilty maming and killing her child....She can be found not guilty but, she will have to live with herself for the rest of her useless life...I hope not one night goes by she doesn't have nightmares about her baby.....Disgusting B**CH...May she rot in hell.....

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