Casey Anthony, in Disguise, Takes the Fifth

She is deposed via video in defamation case
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2011 12:06 PM CDT
Casey Anthony, in Disguise, Takes the Fifth
In this July 7 photo, Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, File)

Casey Anthony made a legal appearance of sorts today, complete with huge sunglasses, a long, dark wig, and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap, reports the Orlando Sentinel. She was deposed this morning—via video from an undisclosed location—in the defamation case proceeding against her by Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez. Anthony took the Fifth on just about every substantive question put to her about the murder trial, say the attorneys for Gonzalez.

"She did not want to be there," said one, who nevertheless described Anthony as "composed" and "courteous" during the questioning. Because she refused to answer so often, the attorneys will now ask a judge to compel her to respond, notes the Sentinel. When Caylee was first reported missing, Anthony told police that a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez had been watching her. No such nanny ever surfaced, and Gonzalez says her name and reputation were ruined because she came under suspicion. (More Casey Anthony stories.)

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