Casey Anthony Blames Her Father for Caylee's Death in New Three-Part Docuseries

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Nov. 30 2022, Updated 9:36 a.m. ET

In October 2008, Casey Anthony was indicted on charges including first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and aggravated child abuse. She was also accused of providing false information to authorities.

At the time, her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, stood behind their daughter. They were eager to get to the bottom of their 2-year-old granddaughter Caylee's disappearance and death, and they were in the public eye almost as much as Casey Anthony herself.

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Casey Anthony was found not guilty on all charges except for providing false information to law enforcement. During her incarceration for the duration of her trial, which saw widespread media attention, she alternated between seeing her parents and avoiding them completely.

There was even a time when her attorney Jose Baez accused George Anthony of molesting his daughter and then covering up his granddaughter's death.

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After Casey Anthony was found not guilty, she and her parents appeared to part ways for good. Now, people are still curious about where Casey Anthony and her parents stand and where they are years after the tragedy that engulfed their family.

Where are Casey Anthony's parents now?

After the trial, George and Cindy Anthony remained at the family home in Florida where Casey and Caylee Anthony had once lived with them, but over the years, they have spoken to the press and on talk shows about their life after their daughter was found not guilty of her most serious charges.

In 2018, George Anthony spoke with Dr. Mehmet Oz on The Dr. Oz Show about where he stood with his daughter.

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"She doesn't need to exist anymore, as far as I'm concerned," he said at the time. However, he later added, "I would love to have something with her. I mean, I know she's moved on through life. I understand that she is seeing someone. They're very involved, which is great — I'm glad for her."

Then, just a few months after that, he appeared again on The Dr. Oz Show and said he was ready to forgive his daughter.

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After he was in a near-fatal car accident, George Anthony revealed that Casey Anthony reached out to him. He said he wanted to reconnect with her.

"I would just like to tell her I'm sorry," he said at the time. "You know that I forgive her. I forgive her and that's hard for me to say, but you know what, I need to be forgiven by her, my son, and other family members or friends that I care so much about. Forgive me for what I've done. To all of our lives."

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Since the trial, George and Cindy Anthony were also in danger of losing their Orlando, Fla., home — the same one where they lived with Casey and Caylee Anthony before the toddler's death. But they were able to reach a settlement to avoid foreclosure.

Otherwise, the couple seems to have remained mostly out of the spotlight except for their interviews about the topic of their daughter and granddaughter.

Casey Anthony's life has taken several turns since her trial.

While it seems likely that Casey Anthony probably has limited contact with her parents in 2022, she has certainly remained busy otherwise. She once reportedly attempted to start a photography business, which didn't really take off. Then, she was reported to have opened a private investigation business, though it's unclear how much success she has seen with that.

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Casey Anthony at her trial
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In May 2021, Casey Anthony was involved in a bar fight with another woman during which they had a verbal altercation because they had apparently been dating the same man. Casey Anthony called 9-1-1 to report that the woman had allegedly been stalking her and, just like that, her name was once again in the news.

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In a 2022 docuseries, Casey Anthony blamed her father for Caylee's death.

Casey made headlines again after speaking out in the three-part Peacock docuseries Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies, which premiered on Nov. 29, 2022. The series followed her over the course of six months.

During her lengthy interview, Casey made a serious accusation; she claimed her father, George, abused her as a child and alleges he's responsible for Caylee's death.

"He was standing there with her. She was soaking wet," Casey claims in the docuseries, declaring that her father "handed her to me and [told] me it was my fault. That I did that, that I caused that."

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"But he didn't rush to call 911 or he wasn't trying to resuscitate her. And I just collapsed with her in my arms," she argues, claiming she grew frantic and did not know what to do. "He takes her from me and he immediately softens his tone and says, 'It's going to be OK,' that she was going to be OK. I wanted to believe him because I wanted her to be OK."

Eventually, she alleges, George "took her from me and he walked away… I don't know where she went and I don't know what he did."

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