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Casey Anthony's ex-fiance plans tell-all book: Are you buying it?

September 6, 2011 | 10:49 am

Casey_anthony_in_July Would you like to help Casey Anthony’s ex-fiance turn a profit?

You can if Jesse Grund succeeds with his plans to write a tell-all book about Anthony -- or at least a "tell-all-that-he-knows," because early indications are that he doesn't actually have the answer to the question that everyone's asking: Who killed 2-year-old Caylee Anthony?

Grund is only the latest to try to tell his or her side of the Anthony case. Dr. Phil kicks off his new season with an exclusive interview with Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony. Meanwhile, the prosecutor in the failed case, Jeff Ashton, is writing a book slated to be released in the fall.

A jury in July found Anthony not guilty in her toddler's 2008 death, a verdict that stunned a nation and resulted in Anthony being labeled the most hated woman in America.

The child's body had been discovered in the swampy Florida wilderness, months after her grandmother -- not her mother -- had reported her missing.

Anthony's ex-fiance, who at one point planned to marry Anthony when he believed he was Caylee's father, is reportedly shopping around a book proposal that promises to reveal details about Anthony's troubled upbringing and how she turned into a "party monster."

"I witnessed the devastating effects of severe dysfunction," he writes in the proposal, a copy of which was obtained by the New York Post. "I know what events in her life have molded her into the vilified Casey Anthony," he adds.

At one point, Anthony allegedly texted Grund to say, “I am pregnant. It’s yours.” And he was present at Caylee's birth. But a paternity test later revealed he wasn't Caylee's father. 

The pair broke up in June 2006, when "I watched Casey change into the infamous 'party monster' everyone else saw," his proposal says. And because every good story needs some mystery, the proposal adds: "The story played out ... has a deeper, darker unknown element to it."

The Times placed calls to Anthony's attorney and Grund's literary representative, but they were not returned by the time this story was posted. Anthony's legal team told the Post that Grund was simply trying to "cash in."


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Photo: Casey Anthony at a July court hearing. Credit: Joe Burbank / Associated Press