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Casey Anthony Offered $1M For First Interview

5:40 AM, Jul 14, 2011   |    comments
Casey Anthony reacts after being found not guilty of the murder of her daughter Caylee
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A freelance T-V producer from California is willing to pay Casey Anthony a million dollars for her first interview.

WESH 2, says Al Taylor wants to sell the interview worldwide.

"I believe in the right of this woman to tell her story," said California-based producer Al Taylor.
Taylor, who has worked with "Hard Copy," Jerry Springer, and "A Current Affair," said he's ready to hand a real check to Anthony for $1 million.
"We're legitimate news people," Taylor said. "We're legitimate TV people, and she needs to tell her story."

He said it won't be a soft approach. It would be an interview sold worldwide.

"The first question is, 'Did you do it?'" Taylor said. "It's not going to be a softball interview. We're going to grill her like a bad piece of fish. She's going to earn her $1 million. We're going to find out exactly what happened."

Taylor said the people of Florida will benefit if Anthony accepts the deal.

"I don't feel bad about giving Casey Anthony and her attorney $1 million, because most of the money will end up back in the state of Florida anyway, because she has to pay that fine for lying to the cops and payback for the investigation," he said.

Taylor said he can't disclose the identities of his investors.

"Everybody wants to hear from (Casey)," Taylor said. "There's this whole sanctimonious thing that, 'Oh, we can't pay a murderer money.' You know, she was found not guilty. Don't forget that. Because if she was found guilty, she couldn't do the interview."

He said he has founded a new independent company just to land the interview.

McDaniel had a brief exchange of text messages with Anthony's attorney Jose Baez Wednesday night.

He said he has not spoken with or heard of Taylor.

Taylor told WESH 2 that he made the formal offer after speaking with McDaniel Wednesday night.

He said he has another check for jurors who want to join in on the interview.  


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