We're just glad to hear that Casey Anthony won't be making more $$$ from all of this!
Last week, we were quite happy to learn that ABC, CBS, and NBC all confirmed that they would NOT pay Casey Anthony for an interview.
Now, we're hearing that as a result of all the drama surrounding the potential Casey Anthony interview, ABC has announced that they will no longer pay news subjects for interviews.
Here's what ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider had to say about ABC's new policy:
"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. These licensing deals had become a crutch, and an unnecessary one."
Sources say that the ONLY way ABC would pay a news subject for an interview would be under an "extraordinary circumstance" and approval would be required "at the highest levels."
We're very glad to hear this, especially since ABC paid Casey Anthony $200k for photos back in 2008, which was a little bit before she was charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. We would NOT want to see the network make the same mistake again.
What do U think of ABC's new policy? Do U think news subjects should get paid for interviews?
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