Will Casey Anthony’s parents sign a book deal?
Yesterday, the New York Post wrote that George and Cindy Anthony are shopping for a book deal to cash in on their estranged daughter’s “most hated woman in America” notoriety. The article states that sources met with publishers in New York two years ago.
The sources claimed that a meeting had been arranged between the Anthonys and Simon & Schuster back in 2009 to discuss the possibility of a book, when the network paid the couple $20,000 in licensing fees for materials that aired during an interview on “48 Hours.”
But the Anthonys, CBS Corp. (who owns Simon & Shuster) and the publishing company all denied a book deal.
A CBS News rep says the alleged set-up “never happened.”
Simon & Schuster says, “We are not publishing, and have never intended to publish, any book by Casey Anthony, her family or any member of her team.”
Through a lawyer, the parents of Casey Anthony denied they are trying to get a book deal following their daughter’s acquittal of murder charges last month.
“One, all of your speculation is wrong, and two, due to attorney-client privilege I cannot discuss any other response,” Mark Lippman, George and Cindy’s lawyer, said.
George and Cindy attended a memorial Tuesday in their Orlando neighborhood for Caylee on what would have been her sixth birthday.
Read more about the Casey Anthony case in Babble’s Top 10 Parenting Scandals of July 2011