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22
Apr
13

Casey Anthony Story For Sale In Bankruptcy

Noted non-murderer (just like OJ) Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January of 2013.  She listed nearly $800,000 in debt and is currently making no money.

Even though she lists no source of income, the Trustee thinks she has something of value and wants to auction it for the benefit of creditors…………her life story.  Exclusive rights to Anthony’s life story including her “version of the facts, her thoughts and impressions of whatever nature, in so far as these pertain to her childhood, the disappearance and death of her daughter…her subsequent arrest…” etc.

So far the reported offers have been $10,000 and $12,000.  Why so little?  This seemed to be a big case at the time.  It’s possible that in this 24 hour news cycle world there is no large demand for stories we know so much about.  Maybe the perception is that Anth0ny is guilty and no one wants to tell the life story of a child murderer even if she was acquitted. A 2011 poll voted Anthony the most hated person in America beating out such then-celebs as the Octomom and Paris Hilton and yes, even O.J. Simpson.

There does seem to be a good deal of Anthony’s story to tell: there were allegations of sexual abuse by Anthony’s father, George, which came up during the trial; what exactly happened and what was Anthony thinking during the  31 days between when her daughter, Caylee, went missing and when her disappearance was reported to the authorities; her time in jail and what her life has been like since being acquitted.

Then there is the question of whether the Trustee in the case even has the authority to sell her life story since, by all accounts, it has never been done before.  We’ll see if the court in the case allows the sale and if a sale occurs.  Anthony’s trustee and her attorneys brought the issue before federal bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May in Tampa, Fla.,  on April 9, 2013, who decided he would make a decision 30 days from now on whether the worldwide exclusive rights to her life story can be auctioned off for cash.  One bidder reportedly wants to buy the rights so her story never gets told, the second wishes to use the rights for their entertainment value.

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