Wednesday, June 19, 2013
NBC is getting slaughtered over some backdoor deal they've been trying to strike with publishers in order to secure an interview with infamous tot mom Casey Anthony. The network has been working feverishly to land the first interview with the acquitted killer. The problem is they're trying to figure out a way to have a sit-down with the Orlando woman without paying for it. Apparently, paying for interviews violates their ethical journalism code. That said, NBC isn't above having someone else do their dirty work. The network has been trying to coax publishers into signing a major book deal with Anthony to compensate her for her troubles. It appears that the most popular publishing houses realize that people will read between the lines, but they want nothing to do with it. TMZ got statements from Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Penguin Group. S & S told TMZ, "We are 100% not interested. We are NOT NOT NOT interested. Simon & Schuster is not publishing, and has never intended to publish, any book by Casey Anthony, her family, or any member of her team." Meanwhile Harper Collins explained, "We are planning on publishing the Prosecutor's book who was involved in the Casey Anthony case, so we have no plans in releasing a Casey Anthony book. We're sticking with the prosecutor." As for the Penguin Group, they had this to say, "We have no plans on doing a book deal with Casey Anthony." Bottom line, don't expect to be reading Tot Mom's memoirs anytime soon.