Casey Anthony Living Off Gift Cards, 'Kindness'
She tells bankruptcy hearing she has no job, doesn't pay rent
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2013 2:31 AM CST
Casey Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa after a bankruptcy hearing yesterday.   (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

(Newser) – Casey Anthony has no job, no car, and is living with friends, according to her testimony at a bankruptcy hearing yesterday. "I don’t pay rent. I don’t pay utilities. I live off the kindness of those I’m living with. I try to contribute when I can," she said in her first public appearance since her 2011 acquittal on charges of murdering daughter Caylee, the AP reports. She was mobbed by reporters and photographers on her arrival at the heavily guarded Tampa courthouse.

Anthony, who frequently consulted with a team of attorneys, told the hearing that she relies on "unsolicited" cash and gift cards to get by and has just $434 to her name. She added that her criminal attorney, Jose Baez, has given her about $3,400 in cash "to help with my living expenses." A lawyer for Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who is suing Anthony for defamation, asked her whether she had been approached to sell her story and she insisted that she hadn't been. Afterward, he said he doubted she was telling the truth, noting that people filing for bankruptcy don't usually appear in court with a team of five attorneys. "From the smell test, it didn't smell right," he said.

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Mar 6, 2013 3:17 AM CST
Who are these friends? You know that if she's really guilty, and I'm sure she is, she'll get her just reward. Karma. But we all would like to be there to see it. Any person with any common sense that watched the trial knows she at least must have thrown the body of that poor little child away like so much garbage. Even if Caylee did accidently drown, Casey is such a scumbag for just going on with her partying life like nothing happened. She should be burned at the stake along with those stupid jurors. And I'm sure these lawyers aren't doing anything pro bono. So how is everyone to be paid? Got to be Hollywood, or a book deal. Well enough of Casey, got to get ready for Jodi Arias to be found not guilty.
Mar 5, 2013 6:28 PM CST
The circumstances she's living under couldn't happen to a more deserving person. May she lose her "friends" and their kindness very soon. I am an avid reader, but hopefully she will never be able to sell her "story"--that is one I would avoid like the plague.
Mar 5, 2013 3:40 PM CST
I would postulate the following theory: dat ho be a ho.