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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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tbolinger    

Who's really greedier Casey Anthony OR Baez? Has he become her PIMP? For a guy who said "this is a sad day" right after the trial he was right....It was never about Caylee then or now !!!

1094 days ago
662.

Steve     

Knew the parents were neck deep in it. One day he will admit what he did.

1094 days ago
663.

david    

i see all of the anthony, family are having a good time. they finally got grandmom on board with there plan

1094 days ago
664.

joanne daniels    

I wouldnt buy anything, watch any channel or news program that pays Casey Anthony

1093 days ago
665.

jimboga    

Sounds as though Baez has quit lawyering and gone to pimping.

1093 days ago
666.

tracy    

no way no how no EFFIN way
will i watch ANYTHING that benefits that freak show family

1093 days ago
667.

kim    

scared for her life? plz shes right in front of us, walking freely around, doesnt look to scared to me, just ****y.wish someone would do the world a favor and send her staright to hell, umm like yesterday

1093 days ago
668.

kim    

i just hope and pray casey is not on this earth for to much longer, shes right in front of our noses, can she be anymore ****ier??

1093 days ago
669.

Gayle    

The apple certainly didn't fall far from the tree in this family. They are all lowlifes who want to profit from the MURDER of their grandchild. I hope they all rot in hell and the money they get be used to bury the bastards along with their murdering, sociapathic daughter.

1093 days ago
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CARL SPIVEY    

They have proven in court that it was an "ACCIDENT" regardless of how "WRONG" they handled the situation...Think of it this way, You know your daughter has a drug problem and that drug problem is well known to the police. "What are the cops going to think?" The baby is gone. The grand parents don't want to take the blame and the cops probably wouldn't believe thier story anyway... Some people just have entirely too much time on thier hands. She was found innocent!!! Forget it and move on....

1092 days ago
671.

Roy    

Networks should be ashamed of themselfs, anything for a buck even if its unethetical, morbid and dispicable.

1092 days ago
672.

honestly    

Any network that would "pay" the one who got away with murder should be boycotted by all those Americans who feel justice was not served. One month of no*****ching their station by millions of people seems fair to me. There isn't anything that she says that would hold an ounce of truth anyway. Why waste the money, may as well burn it.

1092 days ago
673.

Pegasus    

I like the way that they keep putting a "Casey Decoy" out there. Then if something should happen - it would happen to an innocent person just because she looks like Casey. And the person who did it would go to jail. Bet she is being closely watched by people.

1092 days ago
674.

Pegasus    

Famed Attorney Claims New Casey Anthony Pics Are FakeFamed Attorney Claims New Casey Anthony Pics Are Fake
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Posted on Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:30PM print it send it
Splash NewsBy Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Famed attorney, Mark Geragos, who is an acquaintance of Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, made a stunning revelation on Dr. Drew's HLN TV show Wednesday night -- claiming recent pictures of Casey, reportedly taken in Ohio, "weren't her."

Geragos was emphatic that the pictures, released earlier this week, purporting to be Casey, weren't of her.

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The alleged potos of Anthony show her walking into an Ohio Old Navy store, wearing an Ohio State University baseball hat.

A source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com: "Mark has firsthand knowledge of the situation, and says those pictures of Casey are fake. He won't reveal how he knows this information, or who the woman in the pictures truly is."

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The mystery deepens regarding the whereabouts of Anthony, as Casey's lawyers are due in an Orlando courtroom tomorrow to discuss whether or not Casey will be forced return to Florida as part of her probation stemming from a previous check fraud conviction.

Mark Geragos didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.

1092 days ago
675.

Bet    

Want to get even? Let the networks pay for it and then DO NO*****CH!!! Contact their advertisers and REFUSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THEM for contributing to the nonsense!

1092 days ago
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