Casey was about to fire the lawyer that defended her in the 2011 murder trial involving her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, but he called it quits first!
After standing by Casey Anthony’s side throughout the murder trial of her daughter Caylee, high-profile lawyer Jose Baez has removed himself from her legal team, according to TMZ. But the NY Post reports that Casey was planning on firing him first — she thinks he’s too focused on the limelight! “She thinks he’s using her name as a meal ticket,” a source said.
Casey hated how Jose was handling the media frenzy surrounding her case — talking with top TV talent without nailing down her first interview.
“Casey doesn’t want to be reading that Jose’s working on all of these deals on her behalf,” the source said.
Jose has been asking a $750,000 fee for Casey’s first interview, making television appearances and hobnobbing with network bigwigs while she’s in hiding.
“He’s going around taking meetings with TV producers and networks,” the source explained. “She doesn’t trust him anymore.”
After a mysterious video diary of her surfaced last week, the two had a falling out.
The source says that’s the cause for the split: “They haven’t been talking for weeks. The video was the last straw.”
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