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Casey Anthony on 20/20 tonight – getting paid big $$$??? Yuck!

05 Sep

ABC news 20/20 is doing a story on Caylee Anthony tonight and interviewing the family including Casey.  ABC has said that it is their policy not to pay for interviews but I think they are getting around that by paying to “license” the use of family photos and video.  Expert crime writer, David Lohr, for Investigation Discovery Channel is reporting here:

http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report/2008/09/caylee-anthony.html

that the Anthony family has been paid $1 million from ABC and offered more from a production company in Nashville.

I’ve written the publicist for 20/20, Alyssa Apple, to ask if this is true (no reply so far) and if so, is ABC making sure the money will be used ONLY for search efforts and not in the defense of the prime suspect?  At the very least ABC should make a matching donation to texasequusearch.org <– those people have spent over $30,000 searching for Caylee.  I know there are lots of people prepared to start a tremendous campaign against ABC, Disney and their advertisers.  Some websites are getting thousands of visits a day- all people who are desperately sad about Caylee and eager to join in boycott or protests.  I know that it will be an incredible ratings coup- I hope some of that money will go to a good cause. 

If not, that certainly seems like blood money.  Why pay money to the prime suspect in the child’s disappearance when she has deliberately mislead police, continually lied and done nothing to help find her daughter?  I also wrote in w/some questions regarding Zanny(Xanax) the nanny theory.  I’ll be interested to see if they ask questions about Casey’s possible drug use or the possibility of drugging the child. You can write in questions to the show here: 

Contribute@abcnews.go.com

Would love to hear feedback- what do you think about ABC paying money to the Anthony’s for this story?  Will you watch?  Will you write to let them know how you feel?

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10 Comments

Posted by on September 5, 2008 in DAMN, Reality TV

 

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10 responses to “Casey Anthony on 20/20 tonight – getting paid big $$$??? Yuck!

  1. sophie

    September 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Money makes the world go ’round. ABC wants ratings, the Anthony’s want to be famous, and rich off this. Everybody’s happy except little Caylee, who’s suffered a horrible fate and her ‘loved’ ones are profiting with fame and money, it appears.

    I hope to God the Anthony’s are not getting one thin dime. But I am sure it’s a ‘I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine’ scenario here.

    Disgusting.

     
  2. cc brownell

    September 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    How do we get in touch with ABC to let them know we will boycott?

     
  3. amazingrace

    September 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I suggest that the check that the have their greedy little psychopathic hands out ofr, should be donated to Tim Miller for alegiti

     
  4. Anon

    September 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    We should all write to A lyssa Apple at 20/20 and protest…………………..this is dispicable.
    Those attention grabbing slimeballs.

     
  5. citizenkim

    October 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I’m w/you Sophie!

    Hi cc brownell–There’s a petition on here if you search for lifetime- but I think we need to start one just in general– PLS keep them OFF the air- they’re not offering new info to help find Caylee and pls don’t give money that could be used to defend Casey. GRR!

    So right amazingrace- go TXEQ.org!

    Anon- some of us wrote Alyssa- I have a feeling they got a lot of heat. They intv the fam (maybe even Casey) but didn’t use a bit of that footage. Maybe they’re saving it– pure speculation but that would be quite a coup!

     
  6. j.jackson

    November 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    this is disgraceful…. i will boycott abc as of today..i will be there to seach on the 8th..where will the family be? spending their hard earn money…it is discusting………..

     
  7. Faubreunren

    November 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Recently, there has been a good deal of litigation by the
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    relationships with advertising networks.

    What are your thoughts concerning how this could effect
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    • citizenkim

      November 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Faubreunren- I haven’t heard about or followed that bc I don’t advertise on mine. I’m surprised though – they’re asking them to state their profits? Seems weird. It’s not a publicly traded company- no shareholders to answer to. What’s the reasoning?

       
  8. content writer

    November 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    The post kind of helped me. Well How you get ideas for such posts. sorry if it’s out of topic.

     

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