Casey Anthony set to give first on-camera interview after being acquitted of murdering her child

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By Asiya Ali

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Casey Anthony is set to give her first on-camera interview more than a decade after she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter.

The woman once dubbed as the "most hated mom in America" by the media appeared in an official teaser for the three-part docu-series titled: Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies.

The teaser trailer shows the 36-year-old playing with her hair and twitching her mouth as she awaits to speak. She is then asked by an interviewer: "Why talk to me now, when you're not getting creative control?"

Before she was about to answer the question, the camera then cuts and teases viewers with the message: "Casey Anthony speaks."

Check out the teaser trailer below:

The director of the series, Alexandra Dean, shared a statement on her forthcoming project and said that the show will "cause the American public to look at this story in a new light," per Variety.

"Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt," Dean explained.

"Casey had never given an in-depth interview explaining her actions until now," she said of the mother, who was arrested a day after reporting her daughter Caylee missing after claiming she had disappeared with a babysitter in 2008.

Caylee's lifeless body was discovered six months later, wrapped in duct tape, after she went missing in a woodland area near her family home.

There was much speculation on how exactly the child died and who was responsible for her death, as even the medical examiner was unable to conclude how she passed.

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Anthony during her 2009 court hearing. Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

At the time, an estimated 40 million people watched Anthony's trial in 2011 which ended with her acquittal on counts of murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.

The infamous mother's defense team claimed that she had been sexually abused by her father, George, and indicated that he had been involved in covering up her daughter's death - allegations he has denied.

The director insisted that the main purpose of the series is to get closer "to the unbiased truth by hearing all sides of the story," which will include "opposing voices to Casey herself".

"What emerges over the course of multiple interviews recorded over six months is a startling psychological portrait of Casey Anthony and a complete narrative of what she says happened to her daughter weighed against multiple sources of potential evidence," she said.

"I believe the result will surprise many and cause the American public to look at this story in a new light," the director concluded in her statement.

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While Anthony was acquitted of murder, she was convicted of lying to the police investigating her daughter's disappearance in 2008 and served three years in prison.

While the Peacock series is her first on-camera sit-down on the case, she has spoken off-camera before, back in 2017, during an interview with the Associated Press.

"I don't give a s**t about what anyone thinks about me," Anthony told the outlet at the time. "I never will. Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me."

"I understand why people have the opinions that they do. I didn't do what I was accused of, but I fought for three years. Not just for me, but for my daughter," she added.

Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies will debut on Peacock on November 29.

Featured image credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

Casey Anthony set to give first on-camera interview after being acquitted of murdering her child

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Casey Anthony is set to give her first on-camera interview more than a decade after she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter.

The woman once dubbed as the "most hated mom in America" by the media appeared in an official teaser for the three-part docu-series titled: Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies.

The teaser trailer shows the 36-year-old playing with her hair and twitching her mouth as she awaits to speak. She is then asked by an interviewer: "Why talk to me now, when you're not getting creative control?"

Before she was about to answer the question, the camera then cuts and teases viewers with the message: "Casey Anthony speaks."

Check out the teaser trailer below:

The director of the series, Alexandra Dean, shared a statement on her forthcoming project and said that the show will "cause the American public to look at this story in a new light," per Variety.

"Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt," Dean explained.

"Casey had never given an in-depth interview explaining her actions until now," she said of the mother, who was arrested a day after reporting her daughter Caylee missing after claiming she had disappeared with a babysitter in 2008.

Caylee's lifeless body was discovered six months later, wrapped in duct tape, after she went missing in a woodland area near her family home.

There was much speculation on how exactly the child died and who was responsible for her death, as even the medical examiner was unable to conclude how she passed.

wp-image-1263177062 size-full
Anthony during her 2009 court hearing. Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

At the time, an estimated 40 million people watched Anthony's trial in 2011 which ended with her acquittal on counts of murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.

The infamous mother's defense team claimed that she had been sexually abused by her father, George, and indicated that he had been involved in covering up her daughter's death - allegations he has denied.

The director insisted that the main purpose of the series is to get closer "to the unbiased truth by hearing all sides of the story," which will include "opposing voices to Casey herself".

"What emerges over the course of multiple interviews recorded over six months is a startling psychological portrait of Casey Anthony and a complete narrative of what she says happened to her daughter weighed against multiple sources of potential evidence," she said.

"I believe the result will surprise many and cause the American public to look at this story in a new light," the director concluded in her statement.

wp-image-1263177063 size-full
Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

While Anthony was acquitted of murder, she was convicted of lying to the police investigating her daughter's disappearance in 2008 and served three years in prison.

While the Peacock series is her first on-camera sit-down on the case, she has spoken off-camera before, back in 2017, during an interview with the Associated Press.

"I don't give a s**t about what anyone thinks about me," Anthony told the outlet at the time. "I never will. Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me."

"I understand why people have the opinions that they do. I didn't do what I was accused of, but I fought for three years. Not just for me, but for my daughter," she added.

Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies will debut on Peacock on November 29.

Featured image credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy