Report: Casey Anthony million dollar interview offer back on
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On July 14, 2011, Radar Online reported that the million dollar interview for Casey Anthony to appear on the Jerry Springer show was not only a valid offer, but that another offer for an interview was back on. Speaking with freelance producer Al Taylor, Radar confirmed that the offer had been originally made to Jose Baez and that it was still in effect, only that the “Jerry Springer Show” backed out of the deal. HLN show host, Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Al Taylor on July 14, 2011 regarding the offer and he confirmed that it was offered to Jerry Springer, but now he is looking into a freelance interview that he may negotiate with another media outlet. Casey Anthony was acquitted on July 5, 2011 for the first degree murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. The prosecution alleged that Caylee Anthony was murdered with the administration of chloroform before having three pieces of duct tape placed over her mouth and nose, suffocating her to death. The defense alleged that Caylee Anthony drowned in her grandparents’ swimming pool on June 16, 2008.
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Speaking to Al Taylor, Jane Velez-Mitchell asked him to clear up the information regarding the proposal. He explained, “Here`s what`s going on. I talked to Jose Baez a week ago on behalf of a talk show. Made him an offer, because I`m a freelance producer. The talk show backed out of it, as you know. “The Jerry Springer Show” got scared.
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So at that point, I figured, the only way this is going to happen if I have to form my own production company. I formed my own production company, Private Elevator Productions. That`s a legitimate check and a legitimate offer. I`ve got investors that have to remain nameless. I`ll put my name out there; put my neck on the line. The other people don`t want to do that. I don`t blame them. But that is a legitimate offer.
And let me just say to all the haters out there, she was found not guilty, so she deserves the million dollars to tell her story. And we`re going to make her earn it, Jane. This isn`t going to be some softball interview. We`re going to grill her like a bad piece of fish.”
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Radar Online obtained an E-Mail that had been sent from Al Taylor to Jose Baez. You may read the transcript of the E-Mail below.
This is Al Taylor. I spoke with you last Friday about the million dollar offer from The Jerry Springer Show that I made to (Anthony attorney) Jose Baez. As I explained at the time, I am a freelance producer for the Jerry Springer Show and other talk shows including The Steve Wilkos Show….
It was through me that the Springer show made the verbal offer to Jose of a Million dollars for an interview with your client Casey Anthony…
It is now apparent that my freelance clients are afraid to follow through with the offers because of the public backlash and threat of boycotts. Because of that, I have now formed my own independent TV production company named Private Elevator Productions and we are officially making Jose’s law firm an offer on one million dollars for the first interview with your client Casey Anthony.
Because we are independent, we fear no media backlash and as such this offer, unlike the others will not be withdrawn. We would like to meet as soon as possible to present you with a million dollar check made out to your client Casey Marie Anthony, so we can sign a contract and conduct the interview as soon as your client exits jail.
Please respond to me as quickly as possible so we can’t get this done ASAP.
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