Attorneys want to sell the rights to Casey Anthony's story - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Attorneys want to sell the rights to Casey Anthony's story, to pay her debts

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Casey Anthony once gained international attention.

Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee in 2011.

Since then, her attorney says she has been in hiding and has no job, no income and is thousands of dollars in debt.

Anthony has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

A trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case says Anthony has the potential to earn a large sum of money if she sells the rights to tell her side of the story.

In a Tampa Courtroom today, an attorney for the trustee told a federal judge one person has offered $12,000 for the story and there are at least two other bids.

The trustee wants to hold an auction for the rights in open court.

Casey Anthony's attorneys say she can not be compelled to sell the rights for the story.

Attorney Debra Ferwerda, who is one of the attorneys representing Anthony says, " Her thoughts, memories and impressions are only in her head"

Ferwerda says the purpose of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is to give someone a fresh start and taking away the rights to sell her story would prevent Anthony from having a fresh start.

An attorney for the trustee says this is an unusual bankruptcy case because the story itself has commercial value.

Attorney Alan Watkins says " We are looking to sell her fame."

The federal judge handling the case says he will take case under advisement and will make a ruling in about 30 days.

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