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Saturday
Jul092011

Casey Anthony and Others May Cash in on the Trial, Incensing the Public

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Within hours of online reports that a producer affiliated with "The Jerry Springer Show" allegedly offered Casey Anthony $1 million to appear on the talk show, the show backed out because the backlash was so severe, according to Radar Online.

It doesn't stop at television appearances. There's also speculation of book deals and even allegedly an offer for Anthony to do pornography. Protesters are incensed by the idea that Anthony could cash in on her story.

"According to TMZ, Vivid Entertainment [has] already offered her a chance to, quote, 'transition' into her new life," Nancy Grace said today on "Good Morning America."

Now that she's out of criminal court, Anthony will be heading to civil court, accused of defaming Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman who shares a name with the fictional nanny Anthony told investigators was responsible for kidnapping her daughter Caylee.

Gonzalez said she plans on suing for millions.

Gonzalez isn't the only one looking for money from Anthony. The IRS is looking to collect money Anthony owes in back taxes, and a search-and-rescue group is also considering a lawsuit to recoup the more than $100,000 they say they spent looking for Caylee.

On Etsy.com, an online marketplace of handmade goods, Casey Anthony products abound. A "one of a kind mini courtroom scene" of the trial, with Anthony, her attorney Jose Baez, her father George Anthony, and Judge Belvin Perry Jr., is selling for $450.

You can also buy "Justice 4 Caylee" necklaces for a few dollars and a "Got Kids?" bumper sticker with Anthony's smiling face.

A cotton T-shirt, on sale on Etsy.com for $14.99, reads, "Florida [Loves] Murderers - Just Ask Casey and OJ" with blood dripping from the heart.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Nancy Grace Settles Lawsuit Over Guest’s Suicide

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images | Jesse Grant | WireImage(OCALA, Fla.) -- The family and estate of Melinda Duckett, the young mother of a missing child who fatally shot herself after being battered by tough questions from talk show host Nancy Grace, have dismissed a lawsuit against Grace and CNN.

Grace is now required to establish a trust worth $200,000, which will be used to find the child, Trenton Duckett.

If Trenton is not found alive by his 13th birthday, money in that trust will be transferred to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Trenton would have turned six this week.

If Trenton is found alive before his 13th birthday, his adoptive grandmother will gain control of money in the trust until his 18th birthday, when Trenton could then use the funds as he wishes.

In 2006, Duckett, then 21, appeared on Grace's show soon after her son, Trenton, went missing. Grace accused Duckett of hiding something, apparently because of her vague answers and unwillingness to take a lie-detector test. Police later named Duckett the prime suspect in the boy's disappearance.

Duckett committed suicide the day the taped interview was scheduled to air, Sept. 8, 2006. Soon after, her family filed a lawsuit charging Grace with the wrongful death of Duckett.

"Nancy Grace and the others, they just bashed her to the end," Duckett's grandfather, Bill Eubank, said following her death.

The lawsuit accused Grace, whose show airs on CNN's sister network HLN, of inflicting emotional distress on Duckett with her interrogation about the missing boy.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Ocala, Florida, in 2006. The settlement agreement between Grace and the Duckett family lawyers was filed Friday and still needs a federal judge's approval. The trial was scheduled to begin next month.

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