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Q: What did Vanity Fair pay for the Deep Throat exclusive story? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: What did Vanity Fair pay for the Deep Throat exclusive story?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: rebecca24-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 06 Jul 2005 15:03 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2005 15:03 PDT
Question ID: 540675
I'm sure I read somewhere that Vanity Fair magazine paid a lot of
money for the exclusive story revealing the identity of "Deep Throat"
from the Watergate, Woodward/Bernstein era.  Now I can't find the
story I read.  To settle a bet, can anyone tell me how much Vanity
Fair paid for the story?
Subject: Re: What did Vanity Fair pay for the Deep Throat exclusive story?
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 06 Jul 2005 15:28 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Rebecca24,  

According to the articles provided below, Vanity Fair paid just
$10,000 for the story.

?While Vanity Fair paid just $10,000 (5,500) for its scoop, Woodward
enjoys millionaire status on the back of a spectacular journalistic

Scotland on Sunday
Deep Throat's story set to speak volumes 
June 5, 2005


From CNN:

?According to O'Connor, whom Vanity Fair paid about $10,000 for the
story, Woodward had deflected the family's efforts to collaborate on a
Deep Throat book. Now the Felts wanted their share. "Bob Woodward's
gonna get all the glory for this," Joan, a mother of two, told her
father, "but we could make at least enough money to pay some bills,
like the debt I've run up for the kids' education."

Inside Watergate's Last Chapter


Vanity Fair paid about $10,000 for the story

Time Online,9171,1069062-2,00.html


?Vanity Fair only paid the Felt family $10,000 (5,500) but the whole
project is linked to a $1m book deal. It is rumoured the book will be
written by Bob Woodward. However, on 4th June, 2005, the publisher
Judith Regan (HarperCollins) revealed that negotiations over a
possible book deal had collapsed because of serious concerns that Felt
was no longer of sound mind.?


Search terms used: 
"Vanity Fair paid" Deep Throat

I hope this is helpful.

Best regards,
rebecca24-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
That is a good answer, and quick, too.  Unfortunately, I lose my bet. 
I was sure I had read that the amount was ten times that.  But, your
sources are impeccable.  Cheers, Rebecca

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