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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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91.

Dinosaur    

Cindy & George Anthony are a disgrace. They didn't love Caylee,they only love the money they think they can make. Boycott the media,the Anthony's and the thing they call a daughter by the name of Casey and the Attorney's as well.I will not buy and sponsored products that advertise either. This is worse than the "Not Guilty" verdict. Profit for MURDER!!!by the hands of the child's so-called mother.

1098 days ago
92.

angeleyes    

A word of caution to any network who publicizes this family any longer - you will suffer a loss of viewers! Let this murderous family go into obscurity and do not sensationalize them any further - Attempting to make a profit from the intentional death of a small innocent child is monsterous!
Remember there is a price to pay for every action and treating criminals like celebrities will exact a harsh price -

1098 days ago
93.

Macy    

The anthonys' and attorneys' interviews aren't worth a dime. These people are enjoying the monies they are making from the murder of baby Caylee. Why should they be rewarded for raising a daughter who was allowed to steal from them, lie to them and then murder her child?

1098 days ago
94.

Sunshine    

Killing Caylee is like hitting the jackpot.
Crime does pay.

1098 days ago
95.

janet    

It was just on the news...Baez says Casey want's to go the therepy. He also said the interviews can wait, she just want's to re-build her life.

Shrinks are saying therepy won't work because she is pathological won't tell the truth.

1098 days ago
96.

Deb    

What a LOW CLASS Baez is....good fit for Casey!
EXPLOITING a dead child for money is SICK

1098 days ago
97.

Luz    

Just don'*****ch the show! Make them (the networks)have the lowest ratings on that show, and make them loose their money!

1098 days ago
98.

Damon    

1.
Harvey will/would do the same thing - he has said so - he just admits paying for it! Doesn't make it any better!

2.
Why is TMZ not including Fox - her attorneys have already appeared on their shows for a fee - yet TMZ seems to try and protect them. The same way they reported that puff piece on Murdochs home wrecking wife!

1098 days ago
99.

Lori    

This is sick people. This is so freakin sick.

1098 days ago
100.

Bonnie yu    

This is so wrong. Advertisers and TV viewers should boycott this interview

1098 days ago
101.

Christopher    

Are they gonna record her interview on duct tape?

1098 days ago
102.

Phil    

I am really disgusting by humanity and these despicable parents who raised a murderous daughter who even accused her father of putting his penis in her mouth every morning before school.

Now the networks are going down the cesspool with this whole rotten family.

Casey Anthony is a vortex to hell and anyone that steps too close to the edge gets pulled into her evil.

Networks beware... the public is watching and waiting to see if you are willing to get in bed with this child killer, Casey Anthony... that this jury was to blind and stupid to see the obvious.

1098 days ago
103.

edtco    

That is sick what the networks are paying for an interview. The parents should be arrested for profiting from this and the money should go to florida for court cost. We live in a sick and cruel world right now. We have this going on and have politicians who cant make a decision on the national debt and rather have the country go into default hopefully someday everyone in the country would refuse to vote and see what happens then.

1098 days ago
104.

whateverhomewrecker    

OMG What is wrong with these sick people!!!! That little baby never had a chance with this evil family. Grandpa ( x-cop) Anthony who smells death in Casey's car then parks it in the garage and runs off to work like it's any other day. Then you have Grandma ( cindy) Anthony who knows her daughter casey is a compulsive lier telling her crazy story after story about why her grandaughter Caylee ( who has lived in her house since birth) has not been home in her bed for 31 days. She didn't think Caylee needed any of her clothes from her closet or diapers (which are not cheap) or her own toys. Then what does Cindy the nurse do when she gets the death car home, she trys to clean the death smell out of the car along with little Caylees favorite doll. This is a shame all these people should have been locked up!!! Now these evil people want to become rich off their dead grandbaby. I hope they are never again blessed with a grandbaby. I WILL BOYCOTT ANYONE OR ANY NETWORK THAT PAYS ANYONE INVOLVED MONEY. I WILL ALSO LET NBC,CBS,ABC KNOW HOW I FEEL, I HOPE OTHERS DO AS WELL. There is nothing else that can be said that we don't already know. Baby Caylee is dead and momma Casey got away with murder!!!!!!!!

1098 days ago
105.

BJC    

How about we take up a collection to make them all go away? I am sick of the whole bunch of them.

1098 days ago
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