Late last week, rumors were starting to make the rounds that Casey Anthony, the woman recently found not guilty of murdering her own daughter and the dumping her body in the woods, was wanted for the Jerry Springer show. That’s not true, Jerry himself says.
Springer is known for his penchant for the scandalous and controversial, thanks to the show that bears his name, which sees family disputes play out in front of the cameras.
As such, few were not really surprised when word got out that his producers had already sent a $1 million offer to Anthony’s camp, with the condition that her parents also be on the show, because they too were part of the problem, as the much-mediated trial revealed.
The report was first denied by Springer’s producers, who denied the existence of the offer in a statement to PopEater.
TMZ caught up with the show host himself and got a very round denial of the rumors: he would never interview Anthony, not even if he were paid to do it.
“Absolutely, unequivocally not true” is how Springer described the early report about doing a show with Anthony.
He then went on to say that she should not profit from the death of her daughter, regardless whether she killed her or not. He wanted to do his part to make sure that didn’t happen, so he would not even consider doing an interview.
Moreover, Springer wouldn’t do the sit-down even if Anthony paid him to do it.
“God as my witness, I would never interview her. You could pay me the million dollars, I wouldn’t do it,” he said.
He also said he’d quit his job if producers found a way to force him to interview the alleged killer.
In the same impromptu interview with the paparazzi, Springer made another valid point: his show never had celebrities on it, no matter what we understood by the term “celebrity.”
This was one of the most important conditions, he stressed, before waving goodbye to the paps. See the video here.