Raw jail release video of Casey Anthony walking to freedom
From Bald Truth Staff, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
She walked fast, behind her lawyer, mouthed one “thank you” to a guard she knew, clmbed into an SUV and was gone into the night…With one reported stop at underground parking at her lawyer’s downtown office, that was the last siting, save for a pink shirt on a woman under an umbrella spotted heading to a private plane at a local airport.
Here’s our theory: she’s already made a major media deal and one stipulation is that she give no interviews, and no photo opps to anyone. If successful, the first photo of Casey Anthony could fetch upwards of a half million dollars, and if her story rights have been bought, that money could go to the media buyer, heavily defraying the costs of whatever deal might have been made.
It was also make financial sense for a buyer to be the one to hire a photographer to take the first set of pictures, and sell them to a magazine or tabloid as an exclusive with a short piece about her first days of freedom, nothing about the trial, Caylee or the lies…That story may fetch alot more.
So if there is a deal in the works and a buyer of record, it makes sense for the purchaser to provide security, private planes, hideouts, whatever it takes to keep their media “property” exclusive and under wraps. Like the paintings of dead artists, they may figure the value can only go higher in the tabloid marketplace.
Same goes for the lawyers whose bill must be enormous; they surely know their clients post trial value as a freebird, and may be helping her manage privacy to preserve the literary value she can use to pay her legal bill.
As part of the “package” a saavy entertainment agency would relish negotiating for such a high profile client might also include a first person book so she gets her story about what happened Out There first. If so, she’s likely holed up in a remote paradise talking to an instant memoir ghost writer, with a track record of turning such tales into best sellers.
Such book deals often mean exclusives for morning talk shows, like Dianne Sawyer, or one of the magazine shows like Dateline NBC or 60 Minutes, that first interview guaranteed to draw record ratings, and help generate record book sales. Executing a media deal like that requires security, lawyers and agents who have done it before, and understand how it has to be pulled off like a military campaign, because you often only get one shot.
Perhaps they’re also gambling that she may be received better if she vanishes from the headlines for a while, too. In Casey’s case, let us know if you think absence will make the heart grow fonder?
When O.J. Simpson did his book, “If I Did It,” public outrage put the kabosh to the deal, and then publisher Judith Reagan, wound up changing companies. Since one if his murder victims, Ron Goldman, and his family won a civil suit entitling them to $33 million in damages, they wound up owning the book and the paltry proceeds from it.
Will any book Casey Anthony does follow that pattern, making the marketing of her story a cautionary tale? There’s no victim’s family to sue her in this case, except the Nanny and others she may have defamed, and no Son of Sam statutes to prevent her from cashing in. With those roadblocks removed, does the risk reward to make a deal outweigh public outrage and blowback?
If the Simpson venture showed one thing, it was perhaps that NOT all publicity is good publicity. Media outfits who value their goodwill as an asset, may be calculating whether Casey as cash cow would be worth it.