Casey Anthony: Defamation Suit Goes To Federal Court

    June 26, 2013
    Amanda Crum

Casey Anthony is still locked in a battle with two people who are suing her over defamation of character, and now the suit is going to federal court.

Anthony, who claims she is $800,000 in debt, was found to be too destitute for the suit to go on in state court, and that’s exactly what her lawyers were hoping for. Once a federal judge reviews the case, he or she can decide whether it can be discharged.

The 27-year old is accused of defamation by Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk after being implicated by Anthony in the death of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee. Anthony claimed during the initial, crucial hours of the investigation into Caylee’s disappearance that Gonzalez was Caylee’s babysitter and had kidnapped the child, but it was later revealed that the two women didn’t even know each other. Gonzalez is suing because she says the accusations damaged her reputation. Kronk was implicated in the little girl’s death.

Anthony was in hiding somewhere in Florida after her highly publicized acquittal in Caylee’s death, but a judge ruled that she be tracked down and served a subpoena when the defamation suit was filed last year.