LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Casey Anthony million dollar network TV deal isn’t happening, as LALATE first reported. Casey Anthony is not going to be paid a “big price tag” by NBC, CBS, or ABC, confirms all three networks. Anthony is also not getting paid $1 million by Al Taylor of alleged entity “Private Elevator Productions” nor $5 million Jacob Schalmo of his alleged entity “Schalmo Productions”, Jose Baez confirmed as well.
Since the Casey Anthony verdict, a smorgasbord of false news articles have surface obut Casey Anthony. This weekend, they continued to grow. In an eight sentence news article yesterday, that generated over one thousand heated comments, TMZ claimed “NBC, ABC and CBS are all competing for the first interview.” The three networks have since confirmed that to be false.
The article also falsely asserted that “Sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ there is a ‘big price tag’ for the interview.” The article claimed that the alleged buyer was “offering to license photos and other material and pay big bucks”.
That assertion seemed illogical at the time since any new family photos would never demand much more than their market value of six figures in 2008. Moreover, new family photos could be seen as just duplicative of the fast library of images released about the Anthony family since Caylee’s death.
All three networks have responded to the article. A source with ABC states âThe report is untrue. If there is a bidding war ABC News is not and will not be part of it.â
CBS states âCBS News is not offering and will not offer to license any materials from Casey Anthony. Not a damn nickel.â And NBC adds “We’ve talked with Baez about getting an interview with Casey Anthony, but only under NBC News standards and conditions: no payment, and absolutely no job offers for members of her defense team.”
And how about that $1 million and $5 million alleged offers? Jose Baez says those never happened either.
Baez in a news statement now released says that neither he nor Casey Anthony have ever met with, nor have any intentions of ever meeting with, Al Taylor. Baez also in a news statement Friday says “contrary to recent published reports,” he is not negotiating for a TV deal for Casey Anthony.
LALATE has long asserted that a TV news interview would seem illogical financially and strategically for Anthony. If Anthony wishes to tell her story, on her terms (not on the terms of a news broadcaster), her likely medium is publishing, not television. Moreover, book publishing advances today could deliver Anthony a much more lucrative payday that any television deal. Finally, publishing, unlike television, is not dependent on advertisers who could be subject to anticipated boycotts by outraged consumers. A television deal, instead, could subject any ad buyer in the Anthony programming slot to be the brunt of massive boycotts.