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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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61.

christy    

HE STILL HELP CASEY AFTER COURT TRAIL??????? WHO PAY TO CASEY'S LAWYER MR. BAEZ? HOW CASEY AFFORD TO PAY TO MR BAEZ? I THOUGHT IT GETS OVER WITH?

1193 days ago
62.

Jake    

Media deceptive? PRPOSTEROUS!!

1193 days ago
63.

Macy    

It is a shame the daughter, who murdered her child, the grandparents, who portrayed they were heartbroken and then lied on the stand, want to make money from Caylee;s murder. Please boycott anymore interviews which allow the anthonys to make money.

1193 days ago
64.

Superman    

@janet,

how stupid!! Nancy Grace didn't make Casey famous. You think every TV network and internet news site is going to follow a murder case just because Nancy Grace is covering it?!? DUMB!

1193 days ago
65.

Sandy    

I do not think anyone should get paid for Caylees death!! I have nothing but sympathy for the Anthonys but think they should not get any money either!!! If they were to donate it to a childrens charity that would be alright but to take money and live off of a childs death it is wrong for anyone to do!! I hope the Anthonys have more dignity then that!!!

1193 days ago
66.

janet    

As sad as these cases are and way too many of them they should not be sensationalized by the likes of Grace, Velez-Mitchell and the likes. For this reason.

I still think Casey is going to get all the money she can, leave the country with no extradition so she won't have to deal with all the lawsuites pending. Worked for Roman Polanski.

1193 days ago
67.

rrronin    

these bottom feeding blood suckers are all about the money with little or no concern for a beautiful little girl that likely died at the hands of pig-a-rat Casey. does anybody really care what new lies Casey and her equally shameless parents will come up with... just boycott these losers and anyone that would pay them to appear...yuk!!!

1193 days ago
68.

Crabbey    

Every day should reduce the amount offered by a digit. This is old news. Everybody still hates this family, but I doubt the interest is still high because it's over. Nothing will change. I was mesmerized by the trial, but I could care less to hear from any of the Anthony's again. The networks will only hurt themselves by giving this family any money. I will tune in to Nancy Grace when Tot Mom's body is found, but other than that . . . meh.

1193 days ago
69.

Donna K.    

It is a total disgrace that networks are "bidding" to get interviews with people who are clearly guilty. Why do we, the American public, give a damn what these people have to say. They have already proven, in a court of law, that they are all liars. The networks are delusional if they think that the Anthony's will suddenly "tell the truth" about what really happened to that beautiful child. We should all be focused on the victim, an innocent child, who loved unconditionally, and never had a chance to live out her life. The Anthony's should not be allowed to benefit financially from the death of Caylee. If this was a fair and just world they would all be rotting in hell, which in my opinion, is too good of a place for any of them.

1193 days ago
70.

Joanne    

These networks should all be ashamed for offering money to hear the b/s of these idiots. A child is dead and they are trying get the most bang for their buck....here is an idea...donate any money to an abuse children fund...I say this would never happen...GREED

1193 days ago
71.

SusanCoyote    

Baez is a big fat whore! Any network or periodical that pay that murdering slut a dime should be boycotted by all! Let's be ******** like the idiots that made AFLAC fired Gilbert Gottfried.

1193 days ago
72.

Roberta    

All these people are total "s***". Making money off a deceased angel is unforgivable.
May they all rot when they get to hell.
And, Baez is the biggest total ****bag.

1193 days ago
73.

Joey Boots    

Why isn't Fox News in on the bidding? Maybe they're just gonna hack an Exclusive.

1193 days ago
74.

alittleunwell    

It's official...they have all lost their minds.... I thought the grandparents would never do an interview, to at least give the impression of some sort of conscience. They are all greedy sociopaths, including the networks.

1193 days ago
75.

Jack    

WOW! How pathetic is all of this crap. It has all been a scam to get rich by all these liars. I actually felt a little sorry for the grandparents but not now.

1193 days ago
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