Casey Anthony is speaking out for the first time, going on camera in the Peacock series Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies. And she has come out with some pretty serious allegations.
For starters, Anthony says it was her father, George, who is responsible for the death of her daughter, Caylee, in 2008. Caylee was just 2-years-old at the time and lived in a home with her mother and grandparents.
“I lost everything the day I lost her,” Casey says in the three-part documentary.
Caylee was reported missing in the summer of 2008, and her remains were found in a wooded area near the family home about three weeks later. Shortly thereafter, Casey was arrested and charged with murder.
Prosecutors sought the death penalty. But Casey’s attorneys claimed that Caylee had accidentally drowned before her grandfather disposed of the body.
While a jury found Casey innocent after the six-week trial, she was found guilty of providing false information to the authorities. This lead to a four-year jail sentence. She was released in July 2011 for good behavior.
“I did lie to law enforcement,” she says today. “I admitted that I lied to law enforcement, so I am a convicted liar.”
She then shares her account of what happened on the day Caylee died — with Casey saying she wasn’t feeling well and fell asleep with Caylee by her side.
Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies
She said she woke up to find Caylee was gone, so she asked George about her daughter’s whereabouts.
“He was standing there with her. She was soaking wet,” Casey said, adding that George “handed her to me and [told] me it was my fault. That I did that, that I caused that.”
“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. …
“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.”
After that, Casey said that George “took her from me and he walked away… I don’t know where she went and I don’t know what he did.”
Along with saying her father was responsible for Caylee’s death, Anthony accused him and her brother, Lee, of sexual abuse.
“When I was 8-years old, my father would start to come into my room at night,” she said, adding that Lee “started coming in shortly after I turned 12.”
Anthony alleged that the sexual abuse from her father and brother lasted for seven years.
“I regret every day I didn’t come forward with what he did to me,” Casey said about he dad’s alleged abuse.