True crime followers are still outraged over the gut-wrenching details of Casey Anthony‘s infamous murder trial. But now that it’s been more than a decade since the disappearance and death of Anthony’s daughter, Caylee Anthony, she is trying to lead a normal life. Keep reading below to find out more about what Anthony is up to now.
Where Is Casey Anthony Today?
A source exclusively told In Touch in March 2020 that “Casey is writing a detailed and definitive account of her life and the tragedy of losing Caylee and everything that followed.”
At the time, she had already completed three chapters. “She knows the book will be controversial and that no matter what she does she will face criticism, but she also feels she has a story that has never been told. Nobody else has lived it, so no one else can tell it,” the source explained.
In April 2023, Casey was spotted back in Orlando, Florida. In photos obtained by TMZ, she was seen checking in at a hotel at Walt Disney World on April 21.
What Is Casey Anthony’s Job?
Besides working as a researcher, Anthony tried to start her own photography business in 2015. She created a Twitter account for her company — Case Photography LLC — but it was soon deleted when she received fewer photo inquiries and more questions about the trial. Her company is now inactive, In Touch confirmed.
In December 2020, Anthony launched a private investigation firm in Florida. Paperwork for a new company titled “Case Research & Consulting Services LLC” was filed with the Florida Division of Corporation under her name on December 14.
Although some reports have implied that Anthony wants to investigate the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, a source close to Anthony told People in January 2021 that’s not the case. “That’s a closed chapter in her life,” said the insider. “She’s not starting a company to get answers about Caylee.”
Instead, Anthony wants to help other people who are facing serious legal charges. “She knows what it’s like to be accused of something that she didn’t do,” the source said. “She wants to help other wrongfully accused people, especially women, and help them get justice.”
Case Research & Consulting Services LLC is an active business as of November 2022.
Casey Anthony Participated in a Docuseries About Her Case
Anthony announced she was working on a film about her life after the death of Caylee in June 2019. “Yes, I drank and carried on like nothing happened. The movie is called As I Was Told because I’d done what I was told to do. I had to put on a fake persona throughout those 31 days,” Anthony told the Daily Mail about what to expect to see in her movie.
In September 2020, a source told Peoplethat the movie “just hasn’t really gotten off the ground.” They added, “And then the Coronavirus became a thing and stopped any momentum that the film had. It’s effectively dead.”
After the film project fell through, Anthony set her sights on another way to share her story. She was “getting ready to tell her truth” by participating in a TV documentary about her life, People reported in April 2022.
However, an insider exclusively told In Touch in May 2022 that Anthony would only go “through with the documentary” if it was “be on her terms.” “And if things aren’t going the way she wants, I’m sure she wouldn’t hesitate to pull out,” the source added.
The insider noted that Anthony has been approached with several opportunities to share her side of the story. “First she was going to write a book, now there’s this talk of a documentary. She gets offers all the time but turns them all down,” they explained. “She tells people she just wants to get on with her life and doesn’t want any media attention. But many people think deep down she wants to set the record straight.”
In November 2022, Peacock announced the premiere of its limited series, Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies. The three-part series marked the first time Anthony appeared in an on-camera interview about the trial and her acquittal. It featured her personal archives, behind the scenes footage and the defense’s evidence to give viewers a never-before-seen look into both sides of the trial. It dropped on Peacock on November 29, 2022.
Casey Anthony Speaks Out in First On-Camera Interview in 2022 Documentary
In episode 1 of the Peacock documentary Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies, which premiered on November 29, 2022, Anthony spoke out at length on several topics regarding the disappearance and death of her daughter, Caylee.
“I still don’t know what happened to Caylee,” she said. “I know what I’m afraid of. I know what eats at me day after day because I know what I lived through”
Anthony opened up about her life at home with her parents. “The outside world saw this perfect little family and there were moments of that for sure, but that wasn’t the reality,” she said. “Our life at home was a lie. Telling the truth, especially in our house, wasn’t allowed. It all comes back to my dad.”
She also repeated her claims that she was sexually abused by her father and brother, allegations which both George Anthony and Lee Anthony have denied. Anthony claimed her father allegedly started to abuse her when she was 8 years old and stopped when she was 12 years old. She alleged her brother then abused her when she was between the ages of 12 and 15.
“My brother never raped me, absolutely not, but it was close enough where there was a pattern,” she said.
Anthony also explained that the reason she got the tattoo “Bella Vita” shortly after Caylee’s disappearance was because she meant it to be a “f–k you” to her family. “That was a subconscious way for me to speak out against all of it, my family, my flawed and f–ked up family and my flawed and f–ked up life. It was the antithesis of what my life really was,” she said.
The photographer also opened up about how Caylee was conceived. “When I was 18, I was at a house party, had a couple of beers and completely lost my memory because I was drugged,” she said, claiming she woke up with her top on while her jeans and underwear were on floor. “I was extremely disoriented and I could feel like I had forcible sex.”
Anthony also expressed remorse for originally telling her then-boyfriend,Jesse Grunt, that he was Caylee’s father. She thought there was “a possibility” he could be the dad, but then realized it wasn’t the case. She said she made “a selfish decision to not tell Jesse.” She added that she “lied to everyone” about Caylee’s paternity.
“I said it was this old friend from way back when,” she said. “It’s so f–ked up. Its just years of feeling like I needed to live a certain life or show people I lived a certain life because I didn’t want people to pity me. I didn’t want my kid growing up thinking she was the product of something so bad and I didn’t want her.”
Anthony also placed the blame on her father, claiming George was responsible for Caylee’s death. “I wasn’t feeling that great, and I wanted to lay down,” she recalled about the last day Caylee was seen, which was on June 16, 2008. “I had her lay in bed with me.”
“I was awoken by [my father] shaking me and asking me where Caylee was,” she continued. “That didn’t make sense. She would never even leave my room without telling me. I immediately started looking around the house. I go outside and I’m looking to see where she could be.”
Anthony then claimed that she saw her father holding Caylee. “He was standing there with her,” she said. “She was soaking wet. He handed her to me. Said it was my fault. That I caused it. But he didn’t rush to call 911 and he wasn’t trying to resuscitate her. I collapsed with her in my arms. She was heavy, and she was cold.”
“He takes her from me and he immediately softens his tone and says ‘It’s going to be OK,’” the Florida native continued. “I wanted to believe him. He took her from me and he went away.”
Casey Anthony’s Parents Take Lie Detector Tests Oncamera
Casey’s parents, George and Cindy, agreed to answer questions surrounding their granddaughter’s death during televised lie detector tests as part of an A&E docuseries, Casey Anthony’s Parents: The Lie Detector Test.
In a clip shared by People ahead of the show’s January 4, 2024, premiere, George hesitated while answering whether he knew Caylee’s whereabouts during the six months she was missing.
“So you’re struggling with that one a little bit. Tell me why,” the polygrapher is seen telling George, who replied, “Maybe it’s because [where Caylee was found] was so close to our house.”
After insisting he didn’t know where Caylee was before her body was discovered, George added, “I was just visualizing the woods where she was found. I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
An A&E press release for the series read, “Casey Anthony’s explosive accusations that her father molested Casey and Caylee and that he is responsible for Caylee’s death prompted George and Cindy’s decision to undergo lie detector tests.”
The official description continued, “Their real-time responses to the polygraph questions are laid bare in the documentary along with each spouse’s reaction to the other’s answers and the lie detector results.”
Casey Anthony Is Dating and Partying Again
After years of trying to stay out of the public eye, Anthony was spotted out and about for the first time in 2019. “She believes she has done her penance,” a separate source close to Anthony told People. “And now she’s partying. She’s dating around, meeting new people and finally creating a social life.”
Although Anthony was trying to mingle once again, she isn’t ready to “settle down.” Anthony began dating a man a couple of years ago but things fizzled out, the source shared, adding, “That’s not what she’s looking for now.”
In August 2021, an insider exclusively toldIn Touch that Anthony had “been gambling at underground poker games and partying nonstop.”
“Casey goes to these poker parties after dark,” another insider who played cards with Anthony shared. “She meets up with six or eight of her friends and they all sit around a table covered in a green cloth with cards in their hands and drinking beer.”
They said Anthony seems like a “real risk-taker and thrill-seeker,” adding, “Poker makes her feel alive, and that’s why she likes to gamble! I have no idea where she gets the money from because as far as I know, she doesn’t have a proper job.”
Casey Wants More Kids
“For a long time she was like ‘no way,'” a third source told People in October 2018 in regards to having more children. “But time has changed that, and she’s now open to it in a way she hasn’t been before.”
However, Casey’s father, George, expressed that thought made him nervous. “Knowing now that she could potentially be a mom again, I hope she does better this time around than what she did last time.”
Casey’s Case Still Haunts Some Jurors
One of the male jurors spoke out about how his decision to acquit Anthony still impacted him 10 years later. “I think now if I were to do it over again, I’d push harder to convict her of one of the lesser charges like aggravated manslaughter,” he told Peopleon May 20, 2021. “At least that. Or child abuse. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, and I didn’t stand up for what I believed in at the time.”
Where Does Casey Anthony Live?
As of 2022, Anthony is still seemingly living in South Florida with Patrick McKenna, a private detective who worked as the lead investigator on her case in the 2011 trial in the death of her daughter. McKenna is also known for his work on the O.J. Simpson case, the former NFL star who was charged and later acquitted in the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
In August 2021, a source exclusively told In Touch that Anthony’s West Palm Beach neighbors “want her out” of their community.
“It’s a nice, tight-knit area, and most of the people that live here are successful professionals with families and young children. I’m terrified of Casey. Everyone I know in my neighborhood is,” the insider added.
Anthony makes her presence in the neighborhood known. She’s been seen “driving around,” as well as at the gym.
Do Casey’s Parents Support Her?
In a rare interview on Investigation Discovery’s Crime Scene Confidential, Anthony’s mother, Cindy Anthony, reunited with an investigator who helped recover the body of her granddaughter.
“I know you guys didn’t want to leave until you found every single [bone],” she told Alina Burroughs in the March 2022 clip. “It means a lot.”
Alina told People, “I didn’t know how Cindy was going to react to me. I mean, I was a prosecution witness, so she could’ve seen me as someone who wanted to lock her daughter up. But she was very gracious. And I think in some ways, the interview gave her some closure.”
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