Publisher Larry Flynt says he offered Casey Anthony $500,000 to appear nude in Hustler magazine.
Flynt appeared on CNN"s "Nancy Grace" Thursday to explain his decision to extend an offer.
The publishing magnate said that he had not seriously considered making Casey an offer in the immediate aftermath of her trial, reasoning that no one wanted to see her, with or without her clothes. But he reconsidered while on a book tour recently, when numerous people across the country approached him and asked why he had not featured the much-reviled Anthony in his magazine.
Flynt said "a great hairstylist and makeup artist could have [Anthony] looking really fabulous."
When asked to confirm whether it was Casey Anthony's people who approached him about such a shoot, he refused. Flynt did concede that there have been "talks," but said he would not go beyond that.
In addition to the $500,000 paycheck, Anthony could also receive 10% of the profits from sales of the magazine.
"If they want to get their hands on big money, they've got to go through me," Flynt said.
According to CNN, Casey Anthony's reps are dismissing reports of the offer as "nonsense."
The trial of Casey Anthony was at the center of national attention for its seven-week duration.
In a verdict that shocked the country, Anthony was found not guilty on July 5 of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, but was convicted of lying to law enforcement officers about Caylee's disappearance and sentenced to four years in jail.
Anthony was given credit for time served in jail and was released on July 17.
Her whereabouts have been a mystery since.
Larry Flynt said he believes we need to respect the verdict even if we do not agree with it.
"We don't have justice in America," Flynt insisted. "We have a shot at justice. And sometimes you get it, and sometimes you don't."
As for the continued outrage directed at Casey Anthony's not guilty verdict, Flynt said "people need to get a life and move on."