Anthony Demands Are Laughable

Executives at major media outlets choked on their spritzers and diet cokes when Casey Anthony's lawyer informed the press that his client will take absolutely no less than 1.5 million dollars for her first sit-down interview. The joke's on the Anthony clan, though, as sources from major networks say she's not going to get anywhere near that amount, if anything.

Ah, Casey Anthony. The notorious defendant who remains sealed from the public until she decides to give her side of the story may be waiting a very long, long time.

Casey Anthony Wants 1.5 Million for Interview

The publicity circus that surrounds the tragic case has given many to believe Anthony will easily be able to profit from her instantaneous thrust into the spotlight three years ago. Book deals and Lifetime movie specials are just a few of the rumored deals reported to be in the works. However, before a has-been starlet can land the made-for-TV movie role, the first step is a major interview with one of the major networks. Think Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, etc. Oprah could even come out of retirement for this one. So Casey Anthony would obviously like to cash in on her potential demand. The only problem is Anthony may be the only one convinced of her value.

The Big Guys Flat Out SaID No

ABC released a statement earlier this week explaining they would never directly pay for an interview. NBC also strongly denied rumors they were courting Anthony but they admit to paying for Casey Anthony's defense team's hotel room during a meeting.

There is Money in the Fine Print

It's not as clear cut as it seems, though. Networks do pay for licensing fees which allow them to show footage of home video and pictures. It's kind of hard to do an interview without those fillers.

No Way Anthony will get 1.5 Million

However, if the major networks do agree to shell out some big dollars for licensing fees, many believe there is absolutely no way it will be close to a million dollars, let alone 1.5 million. So far, the biggest payout has gone to Anthony's parents who received $200,000 from ABC for licensing rights three years ago when the Anthony case was picking up significant coverage. Any amount given directly to Casey Anthony will be heavily scrutinized, and given the intense negative public opinion of her, networks are likely to shy away rather than move forward.

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Comments on "Casey Anthony seeks 1.5 million for interview"

Squee! July 28, 2011 | 2:56 AM

I hope Casey has seen the Diane Sawyer interview of Jaycee Dugard. Because that's a REAL victim.

alan cane July 27, 2011 | 8:41 PM

The talking heads keep telling us they don't agree but we need to respect this verdict. Why? If we hired a plumber and he made poor decisions that caused a flood in our house would we respect that?

Janice July 27, 2011 | 8:31 PM

The talk around town from teenagers is just lie to police, do something bad and make up a story and maybe they can get on TV and have a big payday. This is disgusting to hear that, because the media has constantly talked on TV or news that Casey Anthony will get a big payday from the networks or books, is not the right way for kids to learn about justice. Young children and teenagers need more of a positive role or news to hear on their TV's. I have talked with many parents whom think it is time that something be done for paying out for license, photos, interviews, etc. for this type of news or entertainment. I just pray the networks do not get the public going in a bad direction because of Casey Anthony, family or anyone that can profit.

j lamport July 27, 2011 | 8:03 PM

Rubbish. If Ms. Anthony could not testify under oath in her trial, I for one would not bother to watch her lie some more and why anyone would pay this psychopath is beyond me. I guess the USA is hypocritical as ever (a Christian country = what a crock!). Greedy from the top on down.

Ginny July 27, 2011 | 7:42 PM

The only way she'll get money like that for an interview is if she's hooked up to a lie detector machine. Otherwise her words are worth less than dog poo.

ruckaisawesome July 27, 2011 | 7:32 PM

This b***h deserves a needle shoved in her arm, not 1.5 million for killing a poor lil baby. I as well as million others will lose respect of anyone or media who provides her with that kind of money...

Amy July 27, 2011 | 7:04 PM

Ummm...WHY would anyone waste their time watching an interview of the biggest documented liar who ever lived?? Besides that, I'm willing to bet most people interested in this case would boycott any network willing to let this monster profit from killing her little girl.

randy laboucane July 27, 2011 | 6:19 PM

If corporate America stoops that low to make a buck off the death of that sweet innocent little girl, then not only will I note who the sponsors are, I predict the imminent decline of the American Empire.

maureen July 27, 2011 | 6:05 PM

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Dana Sparks July 27, 2011 | 5:40 PM

I guess all these networks have the money to throw awasy because they will not have to many veiwers watching, instead donate the money to a childrens cause. I will not watch anything to do with that murdering mom, her family and so called defense team, they are not worth my time.

smasaoka July 27, 2011 | 5:35 PM

we forget she has one more "trial" and that is before God!

dvanilla July 27, 2011 | 4:53 PM

I will not be watching anyone show interviewing Casey Anthony. Who in they're right mine will waste 1$million like this. Our country is sad why pay someone who didn't report her child missing for 31 days. Being the last one with the child and then finding out the child is dead. This is just like saying, I'm awarding you for doing wrong. I watched different shows and it seems everyone is giving out hints to reward her in some kind of way.

Jean July 27, 2011 | 4:34 PM

Why would anyone pay for or watch more lying coming from this psycho woman?

Amber July 27, 2011 | 4:23 PM

The nerve of this person. I can not stand her or anyone who thinks she is innocent. Who does she think she is!!!!! I wish everyone would just tell her to go away. Why does anyone care what she has to say. The best thing she would say in an interview is she gave her chloroform and it was an accident. I AM NOT BUYING IT FOR ONE SECOND!!!!!!!!!!

Memee July 27, 2011 | 4:23 PM

Why pay so much for yet another invented batch of words to dupe the public why not give her a name ... the mad hatter!

Nana July 27, 2011 | 4:07 PM

For the life of me I cant figure out what people think she will say in an interview or book. We all saw the trial and that is as close to the facts as anyone will get. Nothing that comes out of that girl's mouth can be believed and the rest of the cast are also not as truthful as they could be. No matter what she says it will be in a light to make herself a victim....media will scream bombshell to get suckers to watch but there will be nothing...the media is just as bad as they want to keep people interested in this case....so they all make money...media lawyers and casey herself..

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