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Casey Anthony Bankruptcy: Offered $10,000 Not to Tell Story

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 16, 2013 Last Updated: March 19, 2013
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Casey Anthony bankruptcy: Casey Anthony was offered $10,000 not to tell her story, according to documents in her bankruptcy case.

Casey Anthony (R) leaves with former attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

Casey Anthony (R) leaves with former attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

The TMZ celebrity news website reported that a man named James M. Schober is trying to obtain the rights to Anthony’s story, according to court documents.

Schober, who appears to have no ties to Anthony’s family, does not want to acquire rights to her story for any other reason than preventing “Ms. Anthony or others from publishing or profiting from her story in the future,” according to the website.

Earlier this month, Anthony, who was acquitted July 2011 of murder chargers in the death of her baby, told a bankruptcy court that she is living off of “unsolicited donations,” according to the New York Post.

“I don’t pay rent. I don’t pay utilities. I guess you could say I’m living free off the kindness” of other people, she said at a hearing in Tampa, Fla. She added, “When I need to go somewhere, I take the bus.”

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She claimed around $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities.

She filed for bankruptcy protection last month, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Her main creditor is former attorney Jose Baez, whom she owes $500,000.

Lawyer R. Scott Shuker grilled Anthony as to if she was approached for a TV, movie, or book deal. Anthony said that she did not speak with any agent or organization about that.

“From the smell test, it didn’t smell right,” Shuker said after the hearing, according to ABC News. “Any time you see an attorney in what’s supposed to be a no asset case being that active, more to the point, you had five attorneys there, allegedly none of them being paid, that’s odd.”

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