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Has NBC nabbed Casey Anthony interview?

AP photo

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If Casey Anthony talks to NBC, she won’t be paid, the network tells TMZ. But the NBC representative did confirm to TMZ that they’ve paid for a hotel suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York for Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez.

NBC’s statement to TMZ is as follows:

“NBC News has not and will not be in a bidding war for a Casey Anthony interview. No money has or will be offered, no licensing or other arrangements. If we were to conduct an interview it would be under our standards.”

However, TMZ says “sources connected with ABC insist there was indeed a bidding war between the networks,” and also reports ABC says that network would not pay for photos and videos connected with interviews.

Here’s the TMZ story.

Previously, the LA Times had reported that Anthony had sealed a $1 million deal for a television interview. Here is a link to that story.

Anthony was found not guilty of murder and other serious charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee. She was found guilty only of providing false information to law enforcement officers.

The case has riveted the nation’s attention and the verdict enraged many, including HLN’s Nancy Grace. The aggressive former prosecutor has referred to Anthony only as “Tot Mom.” In an interview with the AJC Grace said she wouldn’t be surprised to see Anthony land a book deal or some other lucrative opportunity.

“It just adds insult to injury,” Grace told us recently. “I don’t like to see people profit over crime. The only thing she’s told the truth about so far is Caylee’s DOB. [A book] would really just be another pack of lies.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

69 comments Add your comment

lynda

July 28th, 2011
4:56 pm

i will nto watch any station that gives her or buys her time to tell more lies // her father ought to sue her

ditto

July 28th, 2011
5:13 pm

Not only will I not watch this crap I will delete Channel 11 from my playlist on my cable box. Kiss my rear NBC!

Reeves Carroll

July 28th, 2011
5:23 pm

I too will not watch. Why would anyone want to watch something they know will be lies. Do they think
she is going to confess on National TV? It will only be more lies so why waster time even looking at it.

Ok

July 28th, 2011
5:37 pm

Instead of b ing here send emails to NBC’s advertisers.

RobertFTL

July 28th, 2011
5:39 pm

Please sign the below petition to stop Casey from profiting off the death of her little girl.

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-profit-off-the-death-of-caylee

For the same reason....

July 28th, 2011
5:44 pm

they watch Nancy Grace….There are millions who watch crap TV! BUT….if NBC lands an interview and pays nothing for it I think that is OK actually. They might get a confession!

fullofit

July 28th, 2011
5:46 pm

all ya’ll will be camped out in front of your tv watching this and you know it.

Mr. Ed

July 28th, 2011
5:54 pm

If there ever was woman that deserves to crash and burn…it’s Casey Anthony.

Shame on NBC. Please, just let her fade away into the oblivion.

Given enough time, like O.J., she will eventually hang herself in some manner.

Helene

July 28th, 2011
5:59 pm

@fullofit, no I’ll be camping out in front of my local television station along with hundreds of other people.

@Ok I’ll figure out who all the advertisers are and contact *THEM* directly and tell them they should be buying broadcast advertising elsewhere, unless they want their products or services associated with Casey Anthony.

perplexedd

July 28th, 2011
6:01 pm

i cant wait to see interview

chris

July 28th, 2011
6:23 pm

You might as well boycott CBS & ABC as well…..they were right there in the bidding trying to get the interview as well. This makes them just as guilty as NBC.

chris

July 28th, 2011
6:26 pm

FULLOFIT – what are you even talking about? Why would you think that just because someone posted regarding this story that they will be “camped out” in front of the tv. I can tell you 100% for sure I won’t be watching it…..I have a life and I would like to think a bit of a moral compass…

Denise

July 28th, 2011
6:33 pm

Apparently, the network did not see the outrage after the verdict. Do they not realize that outrage will be against them also if they do this interview? This is a new low. I hope you look forward to your rankings dropping by the people who have common sense.

Denise

July 28th, 2011
6:39 pm

@For the same reason – Nothing can be done if she confesses. If she were to confess, it would just endanger other people’s lives, such as the jury. Do you think that is ok too, as long as nobody gets paid?

Jerry Johnson

July 28th, 2011
6:42 pm

Everybody will watch. It is like a car wreck, you have to look. My suggestion is, write down every sponsor and never do business with them again. It is that simple. Don’t let them profit from that woman.

Reid Adair

July 28th, 2011
6:43 pm

Well, we know ABC and NBC apparently were involved in the bidding. What about Fox and CBS? Don’t blame Casey Anthony for this; blame the networks.

Personally, I’ll boycott all of them for creating this situation.

jon lanz

July 28th, 2011
6:52 pm

You guys are nuts. She was found not guilty by her peers and you guys just bitch and moan about how its blood money etc. I hope she makes a lot of money. I will buy her book when it comes out. You idiots get a life.

jon lanz

July 28th, 2011
6:56 pm

Also,she is pretty dang sexy.

Mom

July 28th, 2011
6:57 pm

I will NEVER watch this crap! Shame on AJC for even reporting this! It is disgusting!!!!!!

jon lanz

July 28th, 2011
7:00 pm

Don’t watch it. I will DVR it. She didn’t do it and you guys need to get over it.

Carole Lee

July 28th, 2011
7:01 pm

Jon Lanz, you’re NUTS! You obviously have more money than brains!! Go ahead buy Cayley’s book and watch her lie on the NBC interview. You’re too stupid to live….

bronco

July 28th, 2011
7:06 pm

I won’t watch the interview or buy the Casey Anthony Fathead for my wall, nor will I go see Casey Anthony on Ice this year.

Berns Feuerbacher

July 28th, 2011
7:13 pm

I definitely will not watch this girl on TV !!!She will just spew lies like she has all along. Why do we want to hear from her?

What Goes Around Comes Around

July 28th, 2011
7:17 pm

@For the same reason…. July 28th, 2011 5:44 pm

That lying b**ch will NEVER tell the truth. I signed the petition to stop Casey from making money off of her DEAD baby THAT SHE KILLED.

I hope she rot in HELL.

curious

July 28th, 2011
7:18 pm

I’ll bet all the so-called legal experts who followed the trial didn’t donate their time. How much did the networks pay them for their analysis? By the way, what are NBC’s interview standards?

the man

July 28th, 2011
7:18 pm

I will watch it, along with millions of others. Sure would be nice if all these people who claim they cared about little Caylee would show caring for the kids suffering in Ethiopia

What Goes Around Comes Around

July 28th, 2011
7:19 pm

@jon lanz July 28th, 2011 7:00 pm

ARE YOU A BABY KILLER TOO?

What Goes Around Comes Around

July 28th, 2011
7:21 pm

@the man July 28th, 2011 7:18 pm

If you were a REAL man you would not watch that demon (Casey). By the way some of us support the children in Ethopia.

DO YOU big man?

What's going on?

July 28th, 2011
7:24 pm

@jon lanz July 28th, 2011 6:56 pm “Also,she is pretty dang sexy.”

You shound like a pervert and a baby killer! How many babies have you killed?

The Dog Catcher

July 28th, 2011
7:28 pm

@jon lanz July 28th, 2011 6:52 pm

You poor lonely soul. You need to get out more often. Are you lonely? Can’t find a girlfriend? Are you fantasizing about Casey? She would not touch you with a TEN FOOT POLE. GET A LIFE AND STOP j*rking off when you think of Casey.

justwonderin

July 28th, 2011
7:33 pm

What Goes Around Comes Around: Like you, I didn’t agree with the verdict, and I do think that Casey is guilty, but I’ve decided to pray and put it in God’s hands. Why is everyone so angry? Why do you have to call people names just because they don’t agree with you? Do you not believe that God is the ultimate judge? If you have to say all of those things–as you said to Jon Lenz, then that means you doubt God. You can call me any names you want, but I depend on God’s word to carry us through this–not man, and He will see to it that justice is served on Caylee, not by calling people names, but trusting Him to do what He said he will do.

GUNGA DIN

July 28th, 2011
7:34 pm

boycott any network that makes a deal with this killer. but more importantly let the sponsor of such a program know that you will not buy their products if they cooperate!!

justwonderin

July 28th, 2011
7:34 pm

I meant justice will be served for–certainly not on–little Caylee

nonchalant

July 28th, 2011
7:38 pm

I think that with the government about to default on its debt, we’ve got a lot more to worry about than this. If you wake up after next Tuesday and find that the interest rates have shot up on everything on your car loans and mortgages–what will ranting about boycotting Casey do then??

Just think she got away

July 28th, 2011
7:50 pm

I will continue to watch the channel but I will not watch that particular show. I think it is unfair to that dead baby to put the mom in the lime light and give her attorney a chance to be on TV and increase interest in him. Every idiot will now want to hire him to get them off. I am just not going to get into it like that.

G Heard

July 28th, 2011
8:00 pm

I do not go along with the majority of people who think Casey is a murderer. She lied yes, but a murderer, no. I watched the trial, every minute of it and I still think that her father had a great deal to do with this. It will come out eventually. I will boycott, in fact I no longer watch HLN and CNN, mainly because of Nancy Grace. She has said she did not watch the trial but instead went to Disney while in Orlando between her participating in her reporting. She does not always speak the truth. I will never watch her again. As to watching the interview with whatever station, I will probably watch it

Karen

July 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

what could she possibly have to say, “I didnt do it?”….we’ve heard that already so why broadcast it again…..

jb

July 28th, 2011
8:11 pm

my question is why would the networks be fighting for the interview? Do they believe that she is going to start telling the truth now? There has been nothing but lies coming from her through this whole ordeal and according to friends and family, and even her attorney, she has always had problems telling the truth, so why would she suddenly start now? I will no longer watch NBC if this story is correct.

mark lanford

July 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

i am going to watch this and so are you

mark lanford

July 28th, 2011
8:18 pm

also note to ajc…would you think it would be better if newer comments appeared at the top of the page…i bet you could fix that in the code with just a line or 2…whaddya think!?!?!

mecq

July 28th, 2011
8:27 pm

TWO TOT MOM is such a hypocrite.!!!!!! The statment that she dosen’t like to see anyone profit from crime proves that she wants to be the only one to do so. How much money has she made off of Casey Anthony, and others.??????? How many lives has she tainted with her diatribes…???? She obviously does not respect the guiding principles of the American Bar Assoc, (Innocent until proven Guilty), or the US Constitution, which protects our rights and provides us with a fair Jury trial. When you have disgraceful people such as she who is determined to gain ratings, the US Constitution, that she swore to uphold, goes out the window. The jury found Casey Anthony innocent. That’s the verdict, DisGrace, let it go. I have stopped watching HLN because of Nancy DidGrace, and will stop watching NBC if they incorporate Nancy DisGrace, as a relevant journalist, in their interview with Casey. I wonder how many innocent people she has incarcerated, killed on Death Row, etc……

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

July 28th, 2011
8:29 pm

@justwonderin July 28th, 2011 7:33 pm

What Goes Around has a right to express an opinion. Its people like you who use God for everything. Christians are the biggest hypocrites. They go to church on Sunday and sin and throw rocks the rest of the week. You are not PERFECT either.

Give me a break.

mdee

July 28th, 2011
8:34 pm

NBC would rather leave ‘God’ out of the pledge and give place and publicity to this demon instead. ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’… yet another example of why our ’ship’ is sinking…

L

July 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Enter your comments here

Mort

July 28th, 2011
8:44 pm

Relax. You guys act so self righteous. She was found not guilty. The same justice system you praise or support that is the ideal of this country, don’t now all of the sudden go bonkers with this verdict. There are hundreds if not thousands of injustices in the country (police beatings/citizen killings, illegal drug convictions, super sentencing, etc, that goes on and when people riot or are unhappy with these injustices and mobilize against it, all you say is get over it..justice was served. Rather she did it or not, don’t waste or spew your hate energy…go help child victims, volunteer at an orphanage, work to change the laws in your state or jurisdiction. All of these TV networks made and are making millions as they utilize sensationalism and you all fall for it while they laugh all the way to the bank.
Ultimately use your life a productive to bring about change, to sit and complain you won’t watch, you will boycott the network, etc..They don’t care and neither should you.. there’s another issue they need to sensationalize so you’ll come back and watch.

L

July 28th, 2011
8:44 pm

I will boycott any network who gets an interview with Casey Anthony. I will also boycott any sponsor who is dumb enough to buy air time for said interview. That woman should not make a living off the death of her daughter.

Jeremy

July 28th, 2011
8:57 pm

what goes around comes around, usually worse in the end. just like OJ, he thought he got away with it then he lost his soul, can’t put a price on that. his brilliant lawyer contracted a brain disease and then lost his life. truth and judgement will sadly catch up with casey also.

Paul Crumpler

July 28th, 2011
9:03 pm

Funny, Nancy Grace complaining that one of her victim can only tell a “another pack of lies.” Nancy Grace is the DISGRACED former procecutor who lost her job for only “:telling a pack of lies.”

Thea081

July 28th, 2011
9:08 pm

Do you really think Casey Anthony should be on death row, or spend the rest of her life in prison, based on the prosecution’s version of what happened? What evidence do you have to corroborate, support, or substantiate what the prosecutors allege happened? Why do you believe the prosecutors? Are they not human, and could possibly be wrong? Isn’t there a possibility that Caylee’s death could have been accidental, or negligent homicide? ” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Would you want your loved ones or your self to be sent to death row or life in prison based on the evidence Nance Grace or the prosecutor stated? I hope not! The jurors were absolutely right in their verdict, therefore, Casey is free to live her life. If she did in fact “get away” with murder, she has her conscious to live with for the rest of her life.

Oh, Puleeeze

July 28th, 2011
9:54 pm

Nancy Grace exploited this story for her own benefit. Vinnie Politan exploited this story for his own benefit. Jane Velez-Mitchell exploited this story for her own benefit. Somehow if Casey Anthony does the same thing she’s the villain.

You watched Nancy. You watched Vinnie. You watched Jane. You’ll watch Casey. Oh, yeah… you’re going to boycott whatever network for the rest of your life if they pay for a Casey Anthony interview. Right.