In 2008, Casey Anthony was charged with the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. While she was later acquitted of the murder charge, she ended up serving a prison sentence for providing false information to authorities during the six-month investigation – prior to the remains being found.
Now nearly 14 years later, Casey Anthony is ready to speak out and give her side of the story – a story that has yet to be told. In a three-part exclusive interview premiering on Peacock starting November 29th, Anthony will be dropping several bombshells and never-before-heard testimony from the 36-year-old.
Two of those bombshells have to do with her father, George Anthony – who attempted suicide in 2009 and was involved in a near-fatal car accident in 2018. According to Casey, her father not only abused her growing up, but she believed he was abusing her daughter, Caylee, before covering it up by killing her.
Casey’s story begins on June 16, 2008 – the last anyone saw of Caylee Anthony. Not feeling very well, Casey decided to lay down that night and had Caylee laying beside her. Not long after, her father barged into her room and started to shake her awake – asking where Caylee was. She was nowhere to be found.
“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,” said Casey in the exclusive interview. When George found Caylee, he brought her to Casey – soaking wet, heavy, and cold.
Casey immediately collapsed with her daughter in her arms – all while George was telling Casey that it was her fault and she was the reason her daughter died. “He takes her from me and 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.”
Over the next 31 days, Casey was holding onto hope that her daughter was still alive. George didn’t tell her where Caylee was or whether or not she was alive – all he would say is that everything was going to be okay. Scared and confused, she continued to follow his directions and did everything he told her to do.
Casey Anthony Believes Her Father Was Covering Up His Abuse of Caylee
In addition to blaming her father for the death of her daughter, Casey Anthony is accusing George Anthony of abusing her as a child. “He’d put a pillow over my face and smother me to knock me out,” she said, adding ‘there were times where I was incapacitated as a child where my body was limp and lifeless.’
It’s not the first time she accused her father of abuse – it was mentioned during the 2011 trial – but it’s the first time she’s going into detail about the allegation. At the time, there wasn’t – and still isn’t – any proof to support that claim and the father has denied it. She also accused her brother of abuse growing up.
With that said, Casey opened up about her biggest fear – that her father was also abusing Caylee. In fact, she believes that was his motive for killing her daughter, in hopes of covering up and hiding the abuse. “I wish every day I had said something to someone about something. Maybe then things would be different.”
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According to the New York Post, George Anthony was recently spotted working in his garage at his home in Florida. We can expect to see more photos and sightings in the near future now that he’s being thrust back into the limelight with Casey’s new and updated accusations. The interview series airs on November 29th.
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