Casey Anthony is a convicted felon and her lawyers admit she's a liar so a book deal may be tricky
As rumor and speculation continue to mount as to the extended opportunities for mother of slain toddler Caylee Anthony, reports have now surfaced that Casey Anthony is looking to profit off her young daughters death after being formally acquitted of any responsibility associated with her toddler’s death. We’ve heard everything from stories of multi-million dollar offers for interviews to a recent “anonymous” source telling the Los Angeles Examiner that Anthony had accepted a six figure offer to write a book. The book was to reveal the identity of Caylee’s father according to the source. However, speculations of such a book deal has been vehemently denied by Anthony’s lead defense lawyer, Jose Baez.
Last month, Fox News Tampa reported that Baez himself was in talks with several talent agencies and book publishers to promote his own brand and talent opportunities. Fox News cites one anonymous source who claimed that Baez was in talks with several cable news stations about becoming a legal news “expert”. The New York Post also reported recently that Baez has partnered with a top literary agent and is looking into how to sell his story in print.
Casey Anthony’s story may be a difficult sell since she is a convicted felon, having been found guilty of check fraud and grand larceny last year. The fallout of the conviction may require her to come back to Florida and serve a probationary period of one year. Currently the details of the probation order are in dispute. Anthony’s lawyers are trying desperately to overturn the decision, claiming that the Judge in the check fraud, Judge Belvin Perry, doesn’t have jurisdiction over the case any longer. They’re also arguing that Florida is too dangerous for Anthony whom the majority of Americans feel a great sense of injustice when Anthony was found “not guilty” by a jury of peers early last month.
Although Anthony cannot be tried again for the murder of her daughter, it is unlikely she will reveal the truth or is even capable of telling the truth as Baez fully admitted during the trial. Such a pattern of pathological lying likely diminishes any and all credibility of her story for a book or interview. It’s a gamble as to whether the general public would spend their hard earned money, in such desperate economic times on further bets of likely perpetuated lies and deceit. A publisher could stand to lose financially if their gamble on such a book bombs in sales.