Anthonys Take Cruise After Big Payout For TV Interview

October 20th, 2009 by

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Anthonys apparently left their daughter’s murder hearing on Friday morning and headed for Port Canaveral to take a cruise to the Bahamas.
Only Eyewitness News was there as George and Cindy Anthony got off the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Monday morning (raw video | see images). Their homecoming was less than two days after their $20,000 appearance on a CBS network show.
The Anthonys were not happy to see a camera. They told the photographer that they needed a vacation from the media, but on Saturday night they appeared on a one-hour network show for which Cindy admitted they were paid $20,000.

George had told prosecutors under oath it was just a few thousand. He called it “nothing,” just enough to help them get by because they can’t find work.

The Anthonys left Friday evening on the Monarch of the Seas for a three-night cruise. They stopped at Royal Caribbean’s own tropical island and then made a stop in Nassau before returning to Port Canaveral on Monday morning.

“We had a nice vacation, will you please leave us alone now?” Cindy told the cameraperson.

Meanwhile, George never said a word.

“The vacation was from you guys,” Cindy said. “Shut your camera off.”

But the Anthonys had no problem sitting with the CBS network cameras for hours for an hour-long show that aired Saturday night. The Anthonys were paid $20,000 and Cindy says they gave $3,000 of it to their lawyer, Brad Conway, for negotiating the deal.

The show’s questions did not break any new ground in the case.

Eyewitness News tried to contact the Anthonys’ attorney Monday morning to ask about their cruise, but hasn’t heard back.

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