If only Casey Anthony could have scored a book deal…
Casey Anthony the much maligned individual who many believe got away with killing her two year old daughter Caylee Anthony has had a real tough go of it since a Florida courtroom found her not guilty of first degree murder in the summer of 2011.
Since her release the downtrodden 26 year old has found herself widely shunned and receiving consistent threats on her life which has forced her into round the clock hiding. She has also had to live in non disclosed addresses and survive off the generosity of benefactors who have taken pity on her as her reputation as one of the most disliked mothers and individuals in America have virtually guaranteed that she is unemployable.
For a while upon her release there had been sleight of hand efforts to secure book and media deals to get her side of the story which would have seen Anthony receiving lucrative payments but a steady stream of dissenting calls and threatened boycotts inevitably turned off a nervous media who were afraid to be seen abetting a perceived murderer despite Anthony’s not guilty verdict.
Adding to Anthony’s woes is the fact that during her freedom she also has 3 civil lawsuits brought against her which could potentially see her liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
As is Anthony is already saddled with heavy debts to the tune of $800 00, mostly stemming from the criminal case against her.
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 a judgment covering investigative fees and costs related to the case; $68,540 for the Internal Revenue Service for back taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs.
With only $1100 in assets to her name and the threat of more liabilities against her, Anthony on Friday filed for bankruptcy in federal court in Tampa, Florida, claiming she is unemployed and that she has earned no recent income.
The UK’s dailymail go on to note that she is a defendant in several civil suits, including one brought by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez for defamation in Orange County, Florida. It is not entirely sure whether her filing for bankruptcy filing would protect her from any legal payout that the courts could rule against her although that is almost an added motivation for the filing.
An attorney for Anthony, David Schrader, did not immediately respond to messages from the Associated Press. Can anyone guess why?
Expect the media reaching out behind the scenes for a cash in interview deal, assuming you don’t cry ‘bloody murder….’