Casey Anthony is finally sharing her side of the story. She has made some shocking claims and blamed her father, George Anthony, for her daughter Caylee’s disappearance and death in 2008.
Caylee Anthony was only 2 years old when she disappeared in 2008. Her remains were found six months later in a wooded area near her home. Casey has now made the revelations on Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies, a three-part documentary series that will premiere on Peacock on November 29.
Casey Anthony Blames her Father George Anthony for Caylee’s Death
Casey claims that her father might have been abusing her daughter, and to cover up his acts, he staged her disappearance. Remembering what happened on June 16, 2008, the day when Caylee was last seen, she said, “I wasn’t feeling that great, and I wanted to lay down. 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,” she added.
Casey further revealed that she saw George holding Caylee after that. “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. During the 31 days, I genuinely believed that Caylee was still alive. My father kept telling me she was ok. I had to keep following his instructions. He told me what to do,” Casey continued.
Casey was Initially Charged with Caylee’s Murder
At the time of Caylee’s disappearance, Casey had lied to the detectives about the whereabouts of her daughter before finally confessing that she had not seen the child in weeks. When Caylee’s remains were found in December 2008, her mother was charged with first-degree murder, to which she pleaded not guilty.
During her trial in 2011, Casey’s lawyers claimed that the toddler had drowned in the pool of their family home. She was then acquitted of murder charges but was found guilty of providing false information to law enforcement, for which she was sentenced to one year in prison.
In the documentary, Casey also revealed that she does not believe her daughter drowned in the pool. “There was no ladder…no way for her to shimmy up. There’s no way to explain that, unless [George] put her in the pool to cover up what he did,” she said.
Casey Alleges that her Father Sexually Abused her
During the interview, Casey also alleged that she was sexually abused by her father, George Anthony, and her brother, Lee. She now believes that after her, George also moved to abuse her daughter. “That’s what I think about. I wish every day I had said something to someone about something. Maybe then things would be different,” she said.
“He’d put a pillow over my face and smother me to knock me out. That happened several times. I’m sure there were times where I was incapacitated as a child where my body was limp and lifeless,” Casey further revealed.
Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies will stream on Peacock from November 29 onwards. Stay tuned for more news and updates.