Baby killer Casey Anthony is scheduled to leave prison on July 17 -- according to the media. But don't expect to see publishers lining up with lucrative book deals for the mentally unstable 25-year-old.
Many are comparing Anthony's case to the O.J. Simpson trial that ended in a not guilty verdict in 1995. Simpson, 63, was on trial for slaughtering his wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994. He is currently serving a 15 year sentence in a Nevada prison for robbery and kidnapping.
"Publishers have a long memory and after the public outcry that led to the canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book ['If I Did It'], everyone will think twice before offering Casey a deal," one senior book editor told Popeater's Rob Shuter.
“Anyone that touches this book is committing career suicide,” a writer told Shuter. “Not to mention, how do you go to sleep at night knowing you are making this young woman rich?”
The national media is also shying away from Anthony -- and the jurors who freed her. One juror hired an attorney who sent out a press release informing the media that his client would speak about the case -- for a price.
But the public has already made it clear that they are ready to boycott any network that pays blood money for interviews related to the Caylee Anthony case.
Simpson photo by Alan Light/flickr