Casey Anthony Agrees To Pay 25K To Settle Life Rights Dispute
Casey Anthony has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a dispute in her bankruptcy case involving the rights to her life story, although no one is quite clear on where she’s going to get the money.
Anthony went to court back in March for her bankruptcy hearing, claiming she was more than $800,000 in debt due to fines accrued from her 2011 murder trial. She has been unemployed since the highly sensationalized case and it’s been unclear who has been supporting her, though a pending book deal could help put a dent in her debts. When trustee Stephen Meininger filed a motion to sell the worldwide rights to her life story–calling it an asset that could be used to get her finances back in shape–Anthony’s attorneys opposed the motion, saying it was a “slippery slope that would have dangerous repercussions far beyond the scope of this case.” Now, both sides are working out a resolution, which includes the $25,000 settlement.
Anthony has been mostly in hiding since the end of the trial, in which she was found not guilty of the murder of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee. She was, however, found guilty of providing false information to police during the investigation and served time for those charges. She is currently in a legal battle with Zenaida Gonzalez, who says Anthony ruined her reputation and defamed her when she told police that a woman with the same name was Caylee’s babysitter and had taken off with the toddler.