Juror No. 6 in the Casey Anthony trial has a story to tell and, gosh darn it, PR pro Rich French of French/West/Vaughan
is here to help the juror tell that story to the media—for a price.
French contacted ABC Action News
of Tampa—among other outlets, I presume—which published the following:
We obtained a letter written by Rick French, a public relations person, who tells us he was hired by “juror number 6,” a married father of two. The letter [said] the juror he represents “... is willing to consider granting one or more media interviews so long as the opportunities are paid. He will not entertain any offers that don't include compensation.”
French would not divulge how much his client is asking for, but did say, “We put what this juror asked us to put out there. He did not set a price, no one set a price. Whether he wants to do anything… is within his right.”
According to The New York Times
, there is
a price—a cool $50,000.
The network news divisions reported being approached by Rick French, a publicist from North Carolina, who said he represented Juror No. 6. One network executive said the fee being demanded to talk to Juror No. 6 was $50,000. Mr. French did not return phone calls Wednesday afternoon.
And now, rather than shelling out the cash, news outlets are reporting that one juror is willing to talk, as Orlando’s WESH reports
, “for a price.”
TMZ published French’s letter here
, and admits, “Paid interviews are a hazy moral territory for obvious reasons.”
It’s good to know that even TMZ recognizes the existence of hazy moral territory.