After you kill your child, your "best" move to sway public opinion in your favor (cough, cough) is to sign a movie deal worth millions. Yup. That will definitely get you the "family of the year" award.
Sources extremely close to the family told Eyewitness News that the Anthonys have signed a $2 million movie deal with the Lifetime Movie Network. (WTF? Is George and Cindy's retirement account a little low since Casey raided it?)
There are also claims that Casey's attorney is purposely trying to create drama in the case. (Say it isn't so, lol! Who's surprised about that?)
A movie director wouldn't have to make up the drama of Casey Anthony's first release from jail. When faced with Eyewitness News' tough questions, Casey turned away and nuzzled her face into her attorney's neck as he hugged her and shielded her from the rain and reporters.
It's the stuff that movies are made of.
The California bounty hunter who sprung her says that's what attorney Jose Baez is counting on, which is why his hired security force stood back and let the drama unfold. After that, Baez hired bodyguards for Casey at what Eyewitness News was told was $1,500 a week.
Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla told Eyewitness News on Wednesday that Baez made him sign away any rights on movie or book deals, that Baez is banking on the entertainment industry and so is his mysterious public relations man.
Just when you think the Anthony family can't stoop any lower, they do something to lower themselves farther down into the sewer. Other reports out today allege that Casey told her mother Cindy that she sold the child to someone in Puerto Rico. I'm wondering was that the fifth or tenth version of events that was spewing out of Casey's mouth?
Have y'all been reading though that massive document dump the OSCO did a few days ago? kathlb pointed out something in Lee Anthony's interview that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand out, as well as ritanita and Kitty Malone:
kathlb: And I found one part that intrigued me. When Lee was talking to Casey in her bedroom and Cindy was finally on the phone to LE that last time before they showed up, Casey said she was a spiteful bitch and when Lee told her that LE were coming she said if her mother had called them a long time ago maybe it wouldn't have gotten to this point. She seemed resigned and calm and almost glad. Now I don't know if it was a sympathy ploy or if she was glad it was all over and out of her hands now. It could explain her cold, calm attitude now. Also Jesse said he felt she had one foot in reality and when something happened to Caylee, she is now completely in her make believe world. He felt she should have gotten mental help long ago too.
Kitty Malone: That "....because I'm a spiteful biotch" comment really JUMPED out at me too, Kath! It's almost like she was on the tip of telling the truth about what REALLY happened, but then Cindy barged in and said "What have you done?! WHO TOOK CAYLEE?" It's was like Casey was about to tell Lee the truth, but when Cindy said this Casey went with it and blurted out that the nanny took her. It was as if she thought of that scenario right then and there - and she went with it - made that her "out". I read through all the interviews last night and am just amazed. All the partying she was doing, and boy hopping she was doing just makes me ill. When William commented that when he cut his face that Casey "Was right there with a cold wash rag to clean him up" and take care of him, I almost retched. She couldn't even take care of her little girl, yet she's wiping blood off of a complete strangers face! She is a piece of work.
ritanita: What was saddest to me was that he (Lee) mentioned that he was functioning as a mediator between Cindy and Casey before the police came. When there are two people at war in a family, it often falls to someone who cares about both to serve that difficult role. I'm sure Lee spent much of his life when he was still at home acting as the mediator. George seemed to be the sort who essentially kept away from it and let Lee take care of it. So, a lot of his youth was taken up with trying to keep the peace. He probably had to grow up long before his time. I'm also betting that the moment he could afford a place of his own he got out of that pressure cooker for his own well-being.
The interviews are revealing that the Anthony family made far different statements to LE than they did to the public and media, such as how the stolen gas cans were really recovered by George Anthony. The released documents also appear to be tightening up the timeline as to when Caylee possibly died. ritanita and I both agree that the date is somewhere on the 16th or 17th of June.
There's been a lot of speculation about what Casey needed the gasoline in the gas cans for, but I think cher_fl nailed it:
cher_fl: She had 2 cans from her Dad, tried borrowing one from Jessie and bought one at target, either she was taking a long trip OR she was going to burn the car, saying someone must have stole it after she left it at Amscot only the tow company got to it first.
I agree. I think she planned to burn the car to destroy any remaining evidence.
The interviews also reveal that early on, Casey tried to explain to Amy Huizenga the smell in her car to "squirrels" that got up in her car and "died." Lee Anthony's interview shows us that couldn't be the case. The car smelled so bad the family was afraid that Casey or Caylee was in the trunk before they finally opened it. In my opinion, the latest documents reveal this family knew early on that something happened to that child. The documents I'm now waiting to see are the interview transcripts of Cindy and George Anthony. How about you, readers? What are your thoughts?
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