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Casey Anthony seeking $1.5 million for interview, reports say

Casey Anthony, center, walks out of the Orange County Jail with her attorney Jose Baez, left, during her release in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, July 17, 2011. Anthony was acquitted last week of murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. Pool,AP Photo/Red Huber

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Casey Anthony, center, walks out of the Orange County Jail with her attorney Jose Baez, left, during her release in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Pool,AP Photo/Red Huber

(CBS) - Since Casey Anthony's acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee and her release from jail, there has been speculation about book deals, movie deals and interviews - now, according to reports, Anthony is seeking at least $1.5 million from television networks interested in getting her first interview. 

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, personal photos

The Daily MailTMZ and Nancy Grace are claiming Anthony and her team are shopping around her first post-trial interview for $1.5 million.

ABC has already said that it is to end payments for photographs, videos that lead to exclusive interviews, after accusations it was using only money to land exclusives for high profile cases, like Casey Anthony, reports The Daily Beast.

"We can book just about anyone based on the strength of our journalism, the excellence of our anchors, correspondents, and producers, and the size of our audience," said ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider, reports The Daily Beast. "These licensing deals had become a crutch, and an unnecessary one." 

NBC says that they have not offered Casey Anthony any money in exchange for an interview, saying they are not in a "bidding war," reports TMZ.

TMZ reported that even Anthony's parents, George and Cindy, have been offered $250,000 to appear on a syndicated talk show.

Anthony was found not guilty of manslaughter and murder in the 2008 death of her daughter. She was found guilty of four lesser charges of lying to police. She was released from jail on July 17. Her whereabouts are not publicly known.

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  • Camille Mann

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