Feb 6, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

Schapelle Corby could net the biggest payout in Australian TV tell-all history once she's released from her Bali prison. But the convicted drug smuggler also has good reason not to say anything.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Get ready: you’re about to see a lot of Schapelle Corby on your television.

And not just there. She’ll be in magazines and maybe even on Dancing with the Stars. At least, that’s how one celebrity manager reckons whoever snags that fateful first interview with her will try to get the most bang for their buck. Corby could rake in a record amount of cash.

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17 thoughts on “Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

  1. peterjimmy

    It’s true that Schapelle Corby’s release will create enormous interest but I’m amazed in the disinterest about whether she’s actually guilty. The Expendable Project carried out extremely meticulous research on her case and as a solicitor, with no prior interest in whether she smuggled the drugs or not, having read it I think there’s little doubt that she’s innocent and has wrongly spent 9 years in gaol. Crikey doesn’t seem to have shown any interest in the Expendable Project research, one way or the other, and if crikey finds it too hard or not audience attractive, how can we expect any better from the less credible news outlets.

  2. AR

    Why would there be a “premium”price & high interest now but not in two years? She’s been incarcerated in that hellhole for over 8 years and unlikely to be keen on being returned for infractions such as a tabloid tell-all would demand.

  3. Bill Parker

    I’ll stick to ABC iView and the odd feature film.

    I have never consistently watched commercial crap television and this will not persuade me!

  4. bobcats

    Peterjimmy makes a strong point. As concerning as the revelations in Expendable Project are (eg the withheld evidence of the 4kg difference of the body board check-in weight between Sydney and Denpasar)- more concerning is that all mainstream media outlets, including this one and the ABC, continue to ignore this compelling evidence. This casts grave doubt on the integrity of the current fourth estate, and its role to inform a pluralist society.

  5. Enquvist

    AR it no lonely matters if she’s guilty I don’t think. If she’s guilty she’s been wronged (9 years in gaol for some pot – crikey!! And over here a king hit leading to death gets you only 4 years!) and if she’s innocent she’s been wronged. Either way – she’s been wronged. I understand Indonesia has it’s laws but 20 years in goal for pot smuggling is a travesty.

  6. SusieQ

    Blah blah blah – I’m with Bill Parker on this one. Sick of her and her bogan relatives clogging up the TV and the print media.

  7. Russell

    Let’s make her our second female Prime Minister

  8. Bill Parker

    Would be as a replacement for T.Abbott?

  9. peterjimmy

    SusieQ you may be right, bogans clogging up the media, cyclists clogging up the roads and sick old people clogging up our hospitals.

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