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.
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.”
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