Casey Anthony Free to Sign Movie, Book Deals

She could walk tomorrow, and make millions on her story
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2011 2:15 PM CDT
Casey Anthony Free to Sign Book, Movie Deals
Casey Anthony could be released Thursday, and she'll be free to tell her story in books and movies.   (AP Photo/Pool)

(Newser) – Maybe we'll find out what happened when the movie comes out. When Casey Anthony walks out of jail—as soon as tomorrow if Judge Belvin Perry releases her based on time served—she's free to take her story to the bank with interviews, book deals, and film offers, reports CNN. So-called "Son of Sam" laws prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes, but they don't apply to Anthony since she was acquitted.

"Why can't she make money off of her story," asks a defense lawyer. "You've seen so many cases where witnesses for the prosecution have profited from the case. Look at the OJ Simpson case and how the prosecutor, who lost the case, wrote books and made money afterward. So why can't Casey do it?" While the prospect may anger those who believe Anthony is guilty—like Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark—HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky says the 25-year-old might not live happily ever after. "If she's as much of a monster as the court of public opinion believes... this is not the last we have heard from her," he says. "She will have her day. She will do something else that will collapse in chaos around her for sure. That's just the way these people are. If, indeed, she is what we think her to be." (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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