Casey Anthony to Finally Write That Inevitable Book, Maybe
When we wrote about Casey Anthony going to bankruptcy court in January, we made this prescient prediction:
Casey says she owes the 800 grand to 80 creditors and claims she has no income (until the inevitable book she writes, of course).
OK, so it was neither prescient nor bold, because Casey Anthony writing a book was pretty damned inevitable.
And, oh hey, guess what?
Turns out Stephen Meininger, the trustee overseeing Anthony's bankruptcy case, has asked the court to allow Casey to write her story -- or at least sell the rights to it.
On Friday, Meininger filed a motion in federal court in Tampa, asking Judge K. Rodney May to let them sell "exclusive worldwide rights" of Anthony's life story.
According to Meininger, there's at least one guy out there willing to shell out more than $10,000 for Anthony's life story. Meininger says the mystery man's motivation is so that Casey doesn't eventually profit from her own story by publishing a book.
But one New York publisher says Casey's story has the potential to net a seven-figure payday, according to the Palm Beach Post, which is both bananas and extremely, extremely sad.
Of course, the media blitz of such a book would be huge, and Anthony, who has yet to speak publicly since being acquitted of murder in 2011 in the death her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, would stand to gain from suddenly breaking her silence.
It would be her own version of "If I Did It," but with a whole lot more public outrage.
And, if you recall, the rights to O.J. Simpson's book were eventually awarded to the Goldman family.
For now, the motion awaits judgment.
"Due to the intense public interest in Debtor and the Property, the Trustee believes that there will be interest from others in purchasing the Property [Casey's life story]," the motion reads.
According to court documents, Anthony's attorneys say she's broke. She listed about $1,000 worth of personal property, such as $474 cash, $200 worth in furniture and a laptop, and $300 in jewelry and clothes.
One of Anthony's attorneys, Andy Chmelir, told the media that Casey is distraught she can't pay her legal fees.
But we're living in a world where a New York publisher would be willing to pay seven figures for her life story, officially making the world we're living in the worst.