What has Casey Anthony been up to since her acquittal this past July? For one thing, she has partnered with Scott Sternberg Productions in Los Angeles to pitch a tell-all interview to various news networks. Again. Didn’t she already go through this six months ago?
Back in July, Anthony’s lawyer made a statement to the press that his client would not take less than 1.5 million dollars for her first sit-down interview — a demand that classified Anthony as even more of a laughingstock. Sources confirm that Anthony and Scott Sternberg Productions are now asking between $500,000 and $750,000 for an interview. Will any network on television buy into her new deal?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, multiple networks have already passed up the half-price offer, including Discovery Communications (TLC and ID) and A&E Networks (Lifetime and A&E). MSNBC has yet to be pitched, but sources at the cable channel say that their extensive coverage of the verdict in July caused a backlash of “thousands of angry e-mails from viewers promising to boycott MSNBC if Anthony were granted a platform.”
One cable source states that’s not the only problem with the pitch:
It will get very good ratings…But who would want to put their ads in that kind of show?
ABC News, CBS News and NBC News have already specifically stated that they would not pay for an interview with Anthony. Six months ago, NBC made their opinions of the potential interview special very clear:
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.
Would you watch an interview special with Casey Anthony?
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