Jerry Springer is denying that a report that surfaced Friday that indicated his show had offered Casey Anthony $1 million for an appearance by Anthony and her family, TMZ.com reports.
Springer reportedly told the publication that Anthony should not profit from what she did or didn’t do, saying, “God as my witness, I would never interview her. You could pay me the million dollars, I wouldn’t do it."
TMZ also reported last week that a porn producer contacted Anthony with an offer to appear in a movie, but later thought better of it.
Steve Hirsch, head of Vivid Entertainment, cited the public outrage against Anthony in the wake of her acquittal on charges of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.
"We now believe that we underestimated the emotional response that people are having to the verdict. A movie starring Casey Anthony is not what people want to see,” Hirsch is quoted as saying.