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Casey Anthony

NBC Finds Clever Way

Around Paying for Interview

10/24/2011 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The honchos at NBC -- the C stands for crafty -- think they figured out a way to snag an interview with Casey Anthony without paying a red cent, and make her a wealthy woman at the same time. 

We've learned an NBC news producer has reached out to people in the literary world, trying to score a book deal for Anthony. The producer has contacted literary agents and others, telling them if he scored a book deal for Casey, she'd give the network a 1-hour, primetime special ... portions of which would also run on "Today."

The producer makes it clear -- NBC couldn't pay a cent for the interview.  But he is gung-ho about the book deal, even representing that Casey wants up front money.

Jose Baez, Casey's lawyer, tells TMZ ... he has full knowledge of the producer's efforts, but says, "I'm not involved in that process. I did not entice him to do it." 

Baez was quick to add, "Casey is not ready to do an interview."

We tried multiple times to get a comment from NBC -- so far, no luck.

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76.

Rogue Warrior    

All of you who keep calling the 12 jurors stupid and think YOU have all the facts, NEED TO BE CHRIS BROWNED................

1009 days ago
77.

No Money For Murder     

HA! Ive been reporting this on my facebook anti casey interview page for almost two weeks. Glad to see y'all are finally on board with this!

1009 days ago
78.

ratbag    

Putting aside all ethical concerns and speaking from a purely business perspective, I don't know a publishing house that wants to waste the paper to put out "Casey's Story" by Casey Anthony. No one is clamoring to read a clarification of the facts by Our Holy Lady of Babykillers.

1009 days ago
79.

Ms. Reese    

Yeah... we are so interested in her "story" if only we knew which story she was going to tell. Casey isn't known for her honesty... this is disgusting. A man gets locked up for lies or way less, he can only pray that he finds a poorly paying job but this chick parties her life away while her daughter is dead and she gets offers left and right. Really makes you wonder if doing the right thing is in fact the right thing.

1009 days ago
80.

Sandy    

Biaz is lying He is involved in every expect of Caseys life!!! Why else would he have been out to dinner with Barbara! If NBC does interview her or if she rights a book They will lose alot of advertisers and viewers!!! I don't think It will be a smart thing to do!!!

1009 days ago
81.

There's a problem here    

@Floriduh from page 6 ... DUH for sure! So you're sick of people saying they're going to "BOYSCOUT" this and "BOYSCOUT" that about Casey Anthony?

I'm not even going to bother schooling you in the correct word. Keep using "BOYSCOUT" it suits you you freaking dunce.

I rest my case.

1009 days ago
82.

Mayu    

people are freakin morons. Just because she was found Not guilty doesn't mean she was found innocent. There is a difference. Even most of the jurors (the morons that they are for letting her off) said they think she was involved in her daughter's death. They just believed (again, the morons that they are) the prosecutor didn't prove it beyond reasonable doubt.

That does not make her innocent of the crime. She is a baby killer (and I guarantee she was going to off her parents the way she was talking about them "Giving their house" to her and "moving out".) and NBC should be protested if they ever do come up with a plan to interview her at all... money or no.

1009 days ago
83.

DMC    

CASEY, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND NEVER COME BACK..........I FOR ONE AM SO EXTREMELY TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT YOU. IT IS DEFINITELY TIME FOR YOU TO NEVER SHOW YOUR FACE AGAIN. NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE THE LIES YOU WILL TELL ON NBC OR ANY BOOK YOU PUT OUT. JUST GO AWAY!!!

1009 days ago
84.

Barbarascy    

I would strongly suggest that they do not do it. People are not stupid and it will backfire on them. This is a potential public relations nightmare for anybody who goes anywhere near Anthony.

1009 days ago
85.

Caroline    

I'm sure when the interview airs NBC will make a big announcement saying they didn't pay her a dime. Riiiiight.

1009 days ago
86.

CC - THE ORIGINAL    

No offense to anyone...I hate this biotch, too...BUT, she ain't good looking OR sexy...she looks like a horse with elephant ears. I'm sure guys would do her...with a bag over her head. She HAD a pretty good body...the new pics show she's become quite the chubby little thing.
Now...she ain't worth the energy or the time and effort to hate.
Her time is up...they waited too long. She's faded away, and I don't think people would watch an interview with her, anyway....not because people will boycott the station, they WILL, but the interest is gone. What's she gonna talk about??
Everyone knows she's a liar - and even the "Casey-ites" can admit that one...who wants to watch an interview with a known and proven liar when you have to try to figure out if what's she's saying is true or just a fabrication?? Waaaay too much work...people wanna RELAX while home after a hard days work, they don't wanna get pizzed of or try to figure whats true or not.
We pretty much KNOW what went on during those "31 days" she was out partying.
What's she gonna say that's gonna make us say "ahhh, NOW I get it"...."I love you Casey Anthony".
So, be it an interview, a book....she'll ALWAYS be Casey Anthony....that's even worse than a life sentence. She changes her name...so what?? Ever read some of those on-line forums??? They'll figure that one out even before the ink dries.
She's only a "celebrity" in her own warped mind!!
Pffffft!!

1009 days ago
87.

JoeFrancis    

People, the best way to show that you do not agree with their decision is with your wallets, boycott NBC (or any other network.)

1009 days ago
88.

Josh    

You people are animals. This is one time where your lust should not blind you. This lady killed this beautiful baby that only had one person in the world to trust with her life. Casey Anthony should suffer dearly.

1009 days ago
89.

Brenda    

We all know she was found not guilty in a court law and we have to accept this. NBC we do not have to accept that you will make Casey rich after she dumped her dead daughter in bushes and walked away.Casey also did not cooperate with the law to find her daughter!! NBC is going to reward behavior like this!! Shame on NBC!!

1009 days ago
90.

janet    

That's the big BS game. Technically no money for the interview, but in order to get the interview NBC is pushing for publishing companys to get her a book deal for her money.

Want to bet no up front money book deal no interview. Baez of course has nothing to do with this. Boycott NBC and their sponsers it's worked before.

1009 days ago
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