Casey Anthony, a deer in headlights!
Casey Anthony, after 19 months of seclusion, was sighted in public for the first time. On Monday, she met with creditors in her bankruptcy case. Casey Anthony, arrived at the federal courthouse in Tampa with her attorney, Cheney Mason. She was inundated by nasty questions from the media.
Cheney Mason, her attorney, practically held her in a headlock, to shield her from the press, he shouted, “Get out of the way.” Anthony spoke at a meeting with creditors in her bankruptcy case in Tampa. She also said she was unemployed. The 26-year-old filed for bankruptcy claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. There’s been talk of some mystery benefactor over the years. Court papers list Anthony as unemployed, with no recent income.
“I don’t pay rent. I don’t pay utilities. I guess you could say I’m living free, off the kindness of others,” she said….
Her listed debts include $500,000 for attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense lawyer during the trial.
- Jose Baez; $145,660 for the Orange County Sheriff’s office, for investigative fees and costs.
- Internal Revenue Service; $68,540 for the for taxes, interest and penalties
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement; $61,505 for the for court costs.
The filing also stated that she was a defendant in several lawsuits, including one brought by, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, for defamation in Orange County Circuit Court.
Leaving the building, appearing flustered and hurried, Casey Anthony’s hid behind dark sunglasses. She had long and dark hair, wore stockings and black heels, carrying a black hat. She avoided the media.
Media was ruthless and relentless in their questions:
- “Do you think you can get her off — if you pay off the prosecutors,” one asked.
- “Did you get away with murder?” another asked.
In the few shots of her face, you can see she looked like a deer caught in the headlights, or maybe it’s a “rabbit facing a hawk.”
People hate this woman, and they’re going to hate anyone who is helping her.
Anthony has not made any public appearances since she left jail in July 16 2011, after being acquitted of murder, for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She received credit towards time served, just shy of the three years she spent in jail, since August 2008 and credit for good behavior, she had to serve only several days when sentenced on July 7. The case drew national attention ever since Caylee, was reported as missing.
Fernandez-Gonzalez said her reputation was damaged, when Anthony told detectives that a baby sitter, with the same name kidnapped, Caylee. The detectives were investigating the 2008 disappearance of the girl, who was later found dead.
Casey Anthony’s attorney said details offered by Anthony did not match Fernandez-Gonzalez and clearly showed Anthony wasn’t talking about her. Outraged lawmakers in several states responded by passing a so-called Caylee’s law,, that will allow authorities to prosecute parents, who don’t quickly report missing children. And many still speculate about what really happened to Caylee: Was she suffocated with duct tape by her mother, as prosecutors argued? Or did she drown in an accident that snowballed out of control, as her defense attorneys contended?
Vitriol poured into social networking sites after the acquittal, with observers posting angry messages on Twitter and Facebook’s “I Hate Casey Anthony” page.
Casey Anthony’s lawyer, Charles Greene, has admitted:
You don’t go from the most hated woman in the world, according to some media outlets, to being a normal person or being able to live a normal life.
Caylee’s remains, were found in December 2008 in the woods near the home Casey Anthony shared with her parents. Four years later, Caylee’s remains still speak and a question that remains unanswered is whether Caylee Anthony drowned in the backyard swimming pool, on June 16, 2008, as defense attorney Jose Baez stated, or was she suffocated by duct tape.