Casey Anthony speaks out for first time since acquittal

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Casey Anthony has given her first interview since being found not guilty of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

It’s been nearly nine years since Caylee went missing and six years since Casey was acquitted by a jury of her peers in Florida. The case garnered national attention and ignited a firestorm from impassioned people who still believe that she is guilty of the heinous crime.

Here are some highlights from the fascinating and lengthy piece via the AP:

On being found guilty in the court of public opinion:

“My sentence was doled out long before there was a verdict. Sentence first, verdict afterward. People found me guilty long before I had my day in court.”

On lying to police about being employed at Universal Studios; about leaving Caylee with a baby-sitter; about telling two people, both of them imaginary, that Caylee was missing; about receiving a phone call from Caylee the day before she was reported missing:

“Even if I would’ve told them everything that I told to the psychologist, I hate to say this but I firmly believe I would have been in the same place. Because cops believe other cops. Cops tend to victimize the victims. I understand now … I see why I was treated the way I was even had I been completely truthful.”

On her attorney suggesting, during the trial, that Caylee accidentally drowned and that Casey’s dad George helped cover that up:

“Everyone has their theories, I don’t know. As I stand here today I can’t tell you one way or another. The last time I saw my daughter I believed she was alive and was going to be OK, and that’s what was told to me.”

On what she thinks Caylee would be like if she were still alive:

“Caylee would be 12 right now and would be a total badass. I’d like to think she’d be listening to classic rock, playing sports…”

On understanding why so many believe she’s guilty:

“I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened… Based off what was in the media I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do.”

Casey currently lives in the Florida home of Patrick McKenna, the private detective that worked on both her and O.J. Simpson’s case. She agreed to speak with a reporter from the Associated Press when she was approached protesting Donald Trump at a rally in Palm Beach.

She went on to participate in five on-the-record interviews but later requested that the story not be run. In an email she wrote, “During the course of my bankruptcy, the rights to my story were purchased by a third party company for $25k to protect my interests. Without written authorization from the controlling members of this company, I am prohibited from speaking publicly about my case at any time.”

The 30-year-old says she hopes to get a private investigator’s license and work for a defense team. She said that she goes out occasionally with friends to area bars. She’s had a few short-lived romantic relationships but her life is very closed off because of her notoriety.

Anthony added, “I don’t give a s**t about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”


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  • Texas Girl

    So why not tell us who her daughter was really with or doing. Not that she would be believed at this point.
    “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened… Based off what was in the media I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do.”

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  • savannah

    There is a special seat in he-l-l for this woman. I was GLUED to the TV during this time, I’d run home after work and watch it as soon as I got in the door. The bizzare lies, and deception, to the point of even leading investigators to an office in Universal Studios…just to turn around and say she didn’t work there…”Zanny” the “nanny”… The prosecutor Jeff Ashton wrote a book detailing all the crazy lies…and she still can’t tell the truth to save her life. I died when she said she sleeps well at night, clearly that just proves she is an evil monster. I don’t believe her Dad had ANYTHING to do with the murder, other than raising Casey, who murdered her child. May Caylee’s soul be resting in peace. <3

  • Jessica

    She doesn’t know what happened?! How about you killed your daughter! Whether you meant to or not.. if it was an accident you covered it up for months and went out partying.. makes you a murderer and you can rot in h3II for that!

  • Amanda_56

    Of course, the woman who murdered her 2 year old daughter, has no remorse and sleeps fine at night – She’s a psycho!

  • Kail’s Fake Ass

    If my 2 year old was murdered I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night. Good to know she sleeps well knowing that and also from getting away with murder. What a crazy and heartless BITCH.

  • TA

    She is disgusting.

  • BB22

    Read she wants to go Skydiving to celebrate her upcoming 31st Birthday. Fingers crossed she jumps solo and has a parachute malfunction.

  • AshleyBlack

    She’s guilty. karma will get her one day. That poor baby girl. Casey didn’t deserve her.

  • savannah

    My only silver lining in this interview, is the fact that she tried to recant it all, saying she was in voilation of terms agreed upon about not speaking to the case. Maybe she’ll actually end up in jail! (Sorta like how they nabbed OJ on different charges)

    • Scarlett

      That is exactly what I was thinking. OJ & Casey killed people and got away w/ it. They believe they’re above the law. OJ is serving 10 years for trying to “take stuff that is mine” – at gunpoint no less. It is just a matter of time until tot mom (ha) ends up getting arrested/jailed, too. If stupidity was a crime…

  • Leah’s Cold Canned Soup

    The only mother Ive ever seen be able to sleep at night knowing her child is dead

    • Adi Nu

      I detest her.

  • Pattipandi

    Did she even shed a single tear talking about this? What a sociopathic b!tch. Must be nice being able to sleep every night knowing u killed ur daughter or “don’t know what happened to her”. For being such a good liar she could’ve at,east put on an act showing a mere ounce of devastation. I hope she lives with extremely painful herpes outbreaks for the rest of her life.

    • Caty P. :)

      Herpes — YES. That would be well deserved for this psycho.

      I don’t know any of them, but I lost sleep back when the trial was happening from feeling so sad for little Caylee :( What does that say when a stranger (probably lots of strangers) lose more sleep than the girl’s own mother?

      The facts of the case show pretty damn clearly that she either killed her kid, or was responsible for covering it up. She’s guilty. Shame on her forever.

  • LoLo

    So she’s not sure how or daughter died but she sleeps well at night? I know if my child died & I didn’t know why, I would have a hard time sleeping & I would be doing everything possible to find out what happened. Every time I see her or think of her case my blood boils. The lies about the babysitter, her father, her family…she is disgusting. All the while that same family stood by her.

    • Stella Jaime

      I agree

  • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

    I think she believes her own lies. She’s a whole new level of psycho.

  • Adi Nu

    I hate her. But we all know what happened, Caylee drowned, George helped her hide the body, they didn’t tell the mother, and she’s so dumb she started partying as if nothing ever happened making her look guilty. It’s truly sad.

  • twelfthnight

    The justice system failed and that’s why she got away with killing her child. Steps were missed. That’s the only reason she was acquitted and isn’t rotting in jail right now like she should be.

  • Stella Jaime

    Yup a full blown psycho only could sleep good at night after killing her little girl, throwing her dad under the bus as a child molestor, partying those 31 days after killing her baby.
    Getting a tattoo during that time, buying beer, clothes at Target, etc. My daughter said if Caylee would of accidentally drowned like Casey claims she would of been mourning her and sad…not carrying on as if nothing, lying about the whole issue. ALL SHE CARES ABOUT IS HERSELF
    AND HAS NO HEART OR MOTHERLY INSTINCT TO GIVE TO HER CHILD.