Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony in 2011; however, since then, she has faced more legal troubles. According to The Huffington Post, she will face defamation charges in the first week of January 2013. She is being sued by Zenaida Gonzalez, whose reputation was ruined by Casey Anthony.
At the time of her daughter’s disappearance in 2008, Casey Anthony claimed that her daughter was abducted by a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, also known as Zanny. As the 2011 murder trial progressed, she revealed that the story of the abduction was completely fabricated and that her daughter had drowned in the family’s swimming pool. Although the “kidnapper” never existed, the fact that the made-up nanny had the same name as the plaintiff was enough to create substantial hardships for her.
Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail for lying to authorities about the circumstances of her daughter’s disappearance/death, though acquitted of all murder charges. According to Examiner.com, the Florida Department of Children and Family (DCF) had determined that Caylee Anthony died as the result of neglect by Casey Anthony; however, this report was not released until after the non-guilty verdict was already read. Casey Anthony is currently serving one year of probation in Florida for check fraud.
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