Casey Anthony is Going to Trial Again
The plaintiff is a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because that’s the name Casey gave police when they were investigating Caylee’s ‘kidnapping’. Gonzalez claims that Anthony ruined her reputation.
Casey has spent the time since her original trial in hiding. She has also changed her appearance to avoid detection from, well, pretty much everyone. She’s probably the most hated woman in the U.S., after all.
Unfortunately for Casey, she’ll have no choice but to step out of the shadows to defend herself in the civil trial against Zenaida Gonzalez. Although she invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination at the deposition for the trial, it’s likely that she will be unable to do so this time (as her appeal for lying to law enforcement will probably be thrown out). She will also be forced to answer questions surrounding the circumstances of Caylee’s death.
Gonzalez’s lawyer, John Dill, spoke to RadarOnline, saying, “She [Casey] has just filed her initial brief. If she wins her appeal and the charges are thrown out, then there is no Fifth Amendment privilege and we expect her to talk at trial. If she loses her appeal, we believe she will have to talk as well because there is no criminal charge pending. So resolution of her appeal one way or the other is helpful to us.”
The trial is scheduled to start in January of next year.