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For some, the story of Casey Anthony could translate to big bucks.

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It was only a matter of time. Now that Caylee's body has been found, people are trying to cash in on the Casey Anthony story.

According to Rory O'Neil with Westwood One, defense attorney for accused killer Casey Anthony is rumored to be seeking an entertainment deal "contingent on the outcome of Anthony's case." O'Neil stated Baez's behavior is strictly prohibited by the Florida State Bar. If the allegations are true, this would be considered an enormous conflict of interest.

Baez is allegedly steering the case in a direction that would make for the best entertainment value, according to a source from Orlando Sentinel.

Sick. As if the case of Casey Anthony wasn't already twisted enough!

But Baez won't be the first who has tried to profit from this tragic story, and he likely won't be the last. Back in November 2008, George and Cindy Anthony fired spokesperson Larry Garrison for allegedly "secretly profiting from the disappearance of 3-year-old Caylee." No further details were given.

The woman who shares the name of Casey's fictitious nanny, Zenaida Gonzalez, is suing Casey Anthony for defamation ... thus seeking a payday of sorts.

Questions against bounty hunter Leonard Padilla surfaced when he charged a $9.95 fee to enter his website. Padillas' site said that the proceeds would go to Equusearch, the search firm that was looking for Caylee at the time. However, the founder of the search company, Tim Miller, said he never received a dime.

Do you think people should be able to make blood money off the Casey Anthony case?

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007 January 20, 2009, 2:52 PM

You ask, ‘Do you think people should be able to make blood money off the Casey Anthony case?’

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

How could one DO that with a clear conscious?

Fox News January 20, 2009, 3:21 PM

Larry Garrison made no money. He was set-up by the family attorney to be pushed out of the picture. Nejame pranced around on Nancy Grace and Dr. Phil, while Garrison was professional and you hardly saw him. The invoice was manufactured. Garrison went to the authorities because he did not want to be part of the cover-up, when he found out the hair brush was not represented properly. Point your fingers and look into Baez and Cindy Anthony on the deal with ABC and others. Cindy Anthony went to New York without Garrison’s knowledge. You must report properly if you want to be respected.

007 January 20, 2009, 4:50 PM

To “Fox News”:
YOU SAY, “You must report properly if you want to be respected….”
I SAY, regarding Nancy Grace (since you brought her up), she should BEHAVE appropriately if SHE wants to be respected. She she take her antics back to the courtroom, where it is appropriate, instead of behaving the way she does on the air, all for the sake of ratings!!!! Does she think we don’t see it???? SHAME ON HER!

Sally January 20, 2009, 5:02 PM

This is the Caylee Anthony case. She is the toddler who lost her life. Anybody remember her? There are laws which prohibit murderers from profiting from books, movie deals or anything concerning the death of their victims. Nancy Grace and other media have reported that Baez received $200,000 for Casey’s defense fund from NBC and ABC for licensing fees for pictures of Caylee. It seems to me that using money from pictures of the victim to defend the murderer would be against the law. I don’t see why the state attorneys office isn’t filing charges against Baez and why the Florida Bar Association isn’t investigating Baez.

Jody January 20, 2009, 5:03 PM

No, I do not think that anyone should be able to profit off this case. However, I have news for you, George and Cindy Anthony have been profiting off their dead granddaughter for some time now and will continue to profit off her if the lifetime movie deal goes through. They are the ones who should be truly ashamed. I fully expected a bottome feeding scumbag defense attorney like Baez to try and profit. The other team members are also profiting off this case as well…you can count on it. If not in money, they are getting a lot of publicity. One rule should be that no one goes on TV and discusses the case while it is ongoing. However, if that were the rule, you wouldn’t see Michael Baden and others anywhere near these cases.

michelle r January 20, 2009, 5:04 PM

anyone who tries to make money off the murder of this lil baby, has no heart. and if they do they must be related to the anthonys. and if they did, the anthonys should not recieve it. give the money to good use, like to the children who are left behind from thier mom and dad. or help children find there way home back to parents who love them, the ones who were stolen from thier parents.

jo January 20, 2009, 5:24 PM

Larry Garrison made no money. He was set-up by the family attorney to be pushed out of the picture. Nejame pranced around on Nancy Grace and Dr. Phil, while Garrison was professional and you hardly saw him. The invoice was manufactured. Garrison went to the authorities because he did not want to be part of the cover-up, when he found out the hair brush was not represented properly. Point your fingers and look into Baez and Cindy Anthony on the deal with ABC and others. Cindy Anthony went to New York without Garrison’s knowledge. You must report properly if you want to be respected.

- Fox News


Lets not forget leonard P was offered some 5.0000 or 50.000 tp film the search for caylee,I didn’t see tim miller go behind anyones backs,If all is true why is brad conway and jose baez trying to make roy kronk look bad ,claiming they have dirt according to the moron geraldo,so what eh ahd a false arrest, so what he was a bounty hunter, so what,At elast caylee was found and all who are involved forget about casey for a min,Caylee’s still sitting in a fuenral home, why is baez holding her body?I believe he will sell pictures to teh rag papers for profit and when his love casey is free, fat chance he can scam off some poor person again

As for Leonard P,off with nancy grace pelase.I am so sick of his”i think,i have a idea oh teh theriories,”he has nothing, he acts like he was in teh home for months,he wasn’t 10 days,10 days thats it.He is po’d he didn’t find caylee,hummmmm gather they didn’t film teh search.

Lets go to teh anthony’s whoa re selling shirts for profit and donating money,what about their granddaughter and her funeral?When will caylee be finally laid to rest, shame on them.

Caseya nd her whinny act omg,making referrence they had teh means to get her out,that money they had was for a search not to get teh”baby” out of jail.

Baez ought to be fired and checked into,he is shady,anyone who amkes a profit off caylee is a sinner, yes a reward was given to kronk but because he foudn caylee,he did a good deed, garrison was treated unfairly.

Fox News January 20, 2009, 5:49 PM

Garrison quit due to Cindy Anthony lying to authorities. Garrison never made any money, and it was contrived by her attorney to get him out of the picture. Then Nejame went on Dr. Phil and Nancy Grace, while Garrison refused to lower himself. Get your facts straight. Garrison reported the wrong doings to authorities and quit immediately.

GINNY MEADE January 20, 2009, 7:24 PM

I HAVEN.T HAD TIME TO READ WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BUT I MUST ANSWER FOR MYSELF ANYWAYS, I HAVE TO SAY THAT WHOEVER TRYS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF POOR LITTLE CAYLEES NAME TO MAKE MONEY IS SICK…SICK…SICK. AND SHOULD BE SHOT.
I CAN.Y BELIEVE ANY ONE WOULD STOOP THAT LOW. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A MESS AS THIS ANTHNY FAMILY AND THE LAWYERS AND ATTORNEYS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET HER OFF SAYING SHE IS INNOCENT. WE ALL KNOW SHE IS GUILTY EVEN THOGH SHE HASN’T BEEN TRIED….IF THAT WASN.T POOR LITTLE CAYLEE IN THAT TRUNK, THEN WHO IN THE WORLD WAS IT. SOMEONE WAS DEAD IN THERE AND SINC CAYLEE IS DEAD THEN IT MUST BE HER. AGAIN I SAY NO NO TO SELLING SHIRTS AND BRACELETS AND ANYTHI8NG THAT MAKES MONEY OFF CAYLEE.
THATS IS LIKE ROBGING THE GRAVE WHICH HASN.T EVEN BEEN DUG YET. GINNY.

SquirrelFinders January 20, 2009, 7:38 PM

Relax, everybody! The studios aren’t idiots. Nobody is going to pay big bucks to Baez or any of the Anthonys for this story. These people are not sympathetic characters, and so much of what they’ve said and done is in the public domain. There is no noise at all in Hollywood about this story being shopped around. Believe me, the whole town would know about it. Most likely, a series like Law & Order would come up with an episode that somewhat resembles this case, but nobody in Orlando would get paid for it. At most there would be a PSA at the end about missing children or EquuSearch.

It's all about CAYLEE!! January 20, 2009, 8:03 PM

I would not put it past that scum bag attorney defending Casey Anthony to try and make money off of Caylee. This is the sickest case I have ever heard of. That poor child laid in the woods for 6 months and now in the funeral home for over a month and no plans for a funeral. Caylee deserved soo much more than what her mother did to her. I am a grandmother myself and do not understand how Cindy and George sleep at night knowing their beautiful grand daugher has not had the proper burial she sooo deserves!! The whole Anthony family is Crazy as they themselves have proven.
Hopefully, the life of this poor innocent baby will not be made into a movie. Sick, sick, sick.

sandy January 20, 2009, 9:27 PM

We are naming an abortion clinic in our town “The Casey Anthony Insitute”These ladies are no different from her. It may always Be legal, BUT it will NEVER be seen as right! These fakes need to be exposed for people they really are.

shocked January 20, 2009, 11:07 PM

I am so shocked that you would portray Zenaida Gonzales as trying to cash in on a ‘payday.’ This is a woman who, because of Casey’s insane and self serving lies, was fired from her job (her employer thought she was valuable but couldn’t take the media harassment, which is understandable) and is having trouble working and being an active part of her community. The sum she asked for is a pittance compared with the pain and suffering she has endured. Absolutely do not drag her in to this as a bad guy.

beebee January 20, 2009, 11:52 PM

I would like to add to the comments posted by ‘shocked.’

Many people have inserted themselves into the circus that has overshadowed the tragic lose of an innocent child. These people—wether they be lawyers, volunteers, journalists, protesters or TV talking heads— CHOSE to involve themselves, for good or ill.

Zenaida Gonzales did no such thing. She was dragged into this mess by the apparently false claims made by Casey Anthony.

She has suffered loss of income and privacy, if not her good reputation. She has a legal right and recognizable reasons to pursue in court what I consider to be a very reasonable sum.


Zenaida Gonzales does not deserve to be added to your list of probable vipers.

MIranda January 21, 2009, 12:13 AM

I agree with Sally, the one innocent person here has been forgotten, Caylee. Maybe this is why her mom killed her, she was tired of that innocent baby getting all the attention. PLEASE PEOPLE LET’S REMEMBER WHY THIS MONSTER IS IN JAIL!!!!!

Laurie January 21, 2009, 1:10 AM

This is the Caylee Anthony story that people are making money off of - not Casey (She is just another one that will try to profit from this). Zenaida will probably never see any money - but she definitely should persue her claim - remember….if Casey would have gotten together her cover-up story as she had planned - Zenaida would be in jail for kidnapping and murder. Fortunately for Zenaida, Casey was too lazy to get it all together properly - besides she was having too much fun - and then Cindy barged in Tony’s apt. before she had the Zanny story all put together. So, I agree - Zenaida’s name should not be on the list of those who might profit from this story - Casey should not be allowed to forget the innocent people she tried to drag into this. As a matter of fact, I wonder who else she is going to try to throw under the bus to save her own skin (watch out Cindy, Lee and George - and especially Jesse).

Jill from Western Australia January 21, 2009, 2:48 AM

Just look at the first photo on this page..Baez IS TOUCHING Casey [AGAIN!!!]..Casey LOOKS ADORINGLY at Baez…hmmm…he must have missed Law 101 where you are told {a} not to touch your client and {b} instruct the client not to “mentally” undress your lawyer in the court room! He has been warned for innapropriate touching whilst visiting her in jail..was this photo taken during her last court visit???

Anonymous January 21, 2009, 3:07 AM

Leave Zenaida alone! Just think what she had to endure when Casey’s lies hit the media. A grave wrong has been done to her and she is right to seek justice and recompense for herself and her kids.
Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to the Anthonys. Of course they would try to make money in an attempt to save Casey’s skin, and they have done so already, for their appearances on national TV. Casey’s one spolied, and very messed up individual. She is self-centered to the core, and has no pity for anyone but herself.

Gail January 21, 2009, 3:08 AM

I feel that Zenaida Gonzales should go after every penney she can . After all, her life has been turned upside down because of this entire nightmare.As for Leonard Padilla, this guy is a joke !! He has been acting like he knows exactly what has been going on from day 1. He knows nothing. He is clearly in it for the money. And as for Baez he is the world’s biggest weasel ! I mean, how can anyone defend such a monster, and claim he’s not getting paid…Give me a break !!!! The only sincere person in this mess has been Tim Miller of Equusearch. He cares about missing people because he knows how it feels to lose a child. And as for Cindy & George Anthony, if they ever accept any money for movie or book deals, then they too deserve to rot in hell along with their loser daughter !!!

Jill from Western Australia January 21, 2009, 5:23 AM

Lets get back to basics…Caylee’s remains are found…SHE WAS KILLED!…someone killed her albeit accidentally or on purpose…we will all have to wait until the trial..BUT we are all entitled to our opions on the way that we are fed “snippets” by the media…we truly are loosing the focus which should be on Caylee…not that self centered whinging/whining UNCARING MOTHER…CASEY!!!


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