Casey Anthony is speaking out in an upcoming documentary about her daughter Caylee’s death and has reportedly placed the blame on her father, George Anthony, for the child’s 2008 death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies” premieres on November 29 on Peacock, where Anthony, 36, will address the public’s perception of her role in her daughter’s death. The docuseries will also present behind-the-scenes footage from Anthony’s personal archives and evidence from the defense team who secured her acquittal.
According to a 2011 Florida Department of Corrections statement, Anthony was once considered “one of the most hated women in America.” The nickname came after the masses blamed Anthony for Caylee’s death.
For weeks in 2008, Anthony lied to police, claiming she left her little girl with a nanny who turned out to be fictional. It took Anthony 31 days to report Caylee missing, despite the insistence of her parents, who were close to the little girl. Anthony stalled her parents by claiming she was too busy at work, although her job also turned out to be fictional.
Now, Anthony says her father “staged Caylee’s drowning” in an attempt to cover up the abuse he had inflicted on the 3-year-old. Casey Anthony will reportedly elaborate on claims that both her father and her brother, Lee, sexually abused her while growing up; it’s an accusation both Lee and George have vehemently denied and have never faced charges for.
“I wasn’t feeling that great, and I wanted to lay down,” Anthony said, recalling the day Cayless was last seen, according to People. “I had her lay in bed with me.”
“I was awoken by [my father] shaking me and asking me where Caylee was. 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.”
“He was standing there with her. 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.’ I wanted to believe him. He took her from me and he went away.”
Caylee’s remains were eventually found on December 11, 2008, buried near the Orlando home of Anthony’s parents. A jury acquitted Anthony of murder in 2011.
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[Feature Photo: Caylee Anthony/Handout]