Court papers made public on Wednesday, show that Casey Anthony has agreed to pay $25,000 to not write her life story.
The agreement was approved by a Tampa judge during Anthony’s bankruptcy case. The agreement was decided upon to avoid a long and drawn out lawsuit to see if the trustee could force her to sell her story. The trustee had planned to sell the rights to Anthony’s story to help pay off the $792,000 of debt that she had. She fought this idea because selling the rights to her life story would give the trustee rights over her for the rest of her life. Anthony claims that she in unemployed, and that she lives due to help from friends and strangers, reports USA Today.
Anthony’s lawyers claim that her story “exists solely within [Anthony’s] mind,” and that forcing her to sell it would breach her “private thoughts and First Amendment rights,” reports Sun Sentinel.