Thursday, January 19, 2012

CNN Confirms Casey Anthony $1 Million Offer

CNN has reported this morning that Casey Anthony, the Florida woman whose lengthy murder trial quickly became a media offering of bread and circuses, would be receiving $1 million for her first interview since being acquitted of murdering her young daughter, promising updates on where and with whom as soon as that information comes in. ABC affiliate WPBF, meanwhile, is reporting that, according to local Florida attorney Spencer Kuvin, his client “Private Elevator Productions” (a group, he says, of “Hollywood producers who wants to remain anonymous”) has offered Anthony $1 million for an exclusive interview.

Kuvin adds that Anthony agreed to the interview back in July, but that “since then, nothing.” He has followed up with a letter to Anthony’s new lawyer, letting him know that the company still stands by its offer. A quick search for the company brought up a couple of available of domain names for sale.

In addition, the owner of a website called “The Dirty” has offered Anthony $350,000 for an interview, prompting Kuvin to send a letter to the site’s lawyer, asking them to “cease and desist.”

Delray Beach attorney in thick of bidding war for Casey Anthony interview

By Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Updated: 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Posted: 5:02 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

DELRAY BEACH — A bidding war is under way between rival groups seeking to be the first to interview accused and famously acquitted accused child killer Casey Anthony. And a Delray Beach attorney is in the thick of it.

Attorney Spencer Kuvin this week fired off a letter to attorneys representing a celebrity-based web site, telling them to back off. If anyone is going to get the exclusive rights to interview Anthony it's going to be his client, Private Elevator Productions, Kuvin said in a cease-and-desist letter to a California attorney who represents

Shortly after Anthony in July was acquitted by a jury in Orlando of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, his clients offered her $1 million to do an exclusive interview, Kuvin said. Her then attorney, Jose Baez, agreed although the agreement wasn't put in writing, Kuvin said. "They orally agreed and my client thought the deal was done," he said.

thedirty, which is offering $350,000 to Anthony in exchange for an interview, can't muscle in on Private Elevator Productions' deal, he said.

"One of the selling points of the interview is the exclusivity of it," he said. "They're not paying $1 million for her to sit down and talk to anyone and everyone."

He declined to say who is behind Private Elevator Productions other than to say it is "a consortium of well known Hollywood producers." In the summer, when Kuvin threatened to sue Anthony for welshing on the deal, he said one of the principals in Private Elevator Productions was Al Taylor, of Palm Springs, Calif.

Anthony's new attorney, J. Cheney Mason, of Orlando, wasn't immediately available for comment. In August, Baez denied he and Anthony had made any deal for an interview with Private Elevator Productions.

Spencer T. Kuvin
Cohen & Kuvin, LLC