A trustee for Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy wants to liquidate the only asset Anthony may have — her personal story.
After Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Jan., she claimed to have only $1,100 in assets while claiming $800,00 in debt. Anthony’s bankruptcy trustee, Stephen L Meininger, thinks Anthony may not have been totally forthright about an asset she plans to cash in on at a later date. Meininger thinks Anthony could sell her story about the tragic death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2008 for a substantial amount of money.
Meininger recently filed the motion seeking permission from the bankruptcy court to seize the one intangible asset Anthony could capitalize on — her daughter Caylee Anthony’s murder.
Meininger motion asks Judge K. Rodney for “the exclusive worldwide rights in perpetuity to the commercialization of Anthony’s life story.”
Meininger suggested that Anthony’s story could be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder. The proceeds from the auction could be distributed to Anthony’s creditors, most notably Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez whom she owes a half million dollars. An offer for Anthony’s story has already been submitted Meininger noted. One person has already offered Anthony $10,000 for her story.
While Meininger asked Anthony earlier in March if she had any plans in the work to sell her story, Anthony denied making any such deals but the trustee isn’t convinced. Meininger appears to be concerned that Anthony might just sell her story after her bankruptcy is over and her debt is fully discharged.