“I like to think I have what it takes to pose in a girlie magazine.”
Casey Anthony, who made national headlines in 2011 after being acquitted of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee’s death, is in the news again for reportedly returning to her partying ways.
The 33-year-old Florida woman is attempting to move on from her notorious past by partying, “dating around” and generally resuming her social life.
“She believes she has done her penance,” a source “close to Anthony” told People. “She describes her old life as a ‘nightmare.’” the source added. “All of it: Caylee’s disappearance, the trial, her relationship with her parents. She lives in denial a lot of the time, pretending that everything that happened, didn’t happen.”
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Caylee’s disappearance in 2008 sparked fury after it was revealed that Anthony waited 31 days before reporting her daughter missing. The tragic results of a worldwide search only served to further turn public opinion against the-then 22-year-old when Caylee’s body was found less than a mile from the family’s home in December of 2008.
Anthony was indicted on capital murder charges, and the subsequent trial became a national media spectacle, with widespread speculation regarding whether Anthony had caused the death of her daughter, and whether she had done so intentionally.
Photos that surfaced during the trial, showing Anthony partying while her daughter was missing and participating in a “hot body” contest, outraged the public. Further details, such as reports that Anthony got a tattoo and went to nightclubs while her daughter’s search was ongoing, contributed to television personality Nancy Grace labeling her the “most hated mom in America.”
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Anthony was eventually found not guilty of first degree murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse charges, but was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement. She was sentenced to four years in prison with credit for time served and released in 2011.
“I like to think I have what it takes to pose in a girlie magazine … I work hard on keeping fit. I may take him up on his offer,” she said, adding that she thinks her nudes would “fly off the shelf.”
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