“There were a lot of people who assumed that she’d someday make big money on her first interview,” says a source who worked with her legal team. “And then she gave it away to the Associated Press. So there are all these people who thought that they were going to be part of it when she made the money, and then Casey went behind their backs and gave an interview for free.”
“But that’s just classic Casey,” the source continues. “She does what she wants, and everyone else just has to deal with it.”
The end result: Anthony, now 31, has a very small circle of friends, and many members of her legal team who had remained in contact with her have moved on.
It has been six years since jury selection began in the infamous trial in which Anthony was acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The allegations against her were horrifying: Anthony, then in her early 20s, was accused of killing Caylee with chloroform, duct taping her mouth, and throwing her body in a wooded area near her home.
But a jury acquitted her of all charges except for lying to police officers.
Anthony Living with Private Investigator
After Anthony was released from jail, she went into hiding, only surfacing occasionally. In 2012, she moved in with a pastor and his wife, but moved out after her location was leaked to the media. From there, she moved in with her private investigator, Pat McKenna, who has given her some work as an investigator.
She continues to live with McKenna, sources tell PEOPLE.
When money gets tight, multiple sources say that Anthony poses for photos that are sold to tabloids and gossip websites.
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“There are days that she’s bored out of her mind,” says a second source who is in contact with Anthony. “There’s nothing really to do. She doesn’t have a huge circle of friends, and the friends she has are all employed elsewhere, so she doesn’t see them 24/7. She binge-watches TV, plays around on the internet, and doesn’t do much more than that. Frankly, it’s all pointless and aimless.”
Anthony’s Mother Rushed to Hospital
Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy, are divided on her guilt or innocence. Cindy believes that Casey didn’t kill Caylee, and the two women keep in touch. George Anthony believes she’s guilty. George, who has steadfastly denied Casey’s in-court allegations that he molested her, has no relationship with his daughter.
Last week, Casey’s mother, Cindy, was rushed to the hospital, PEOPLE confirms.
By all accounts, the renewed scrutiny in the Anthony case has been hard on George and Cindy Anthony, who issued a statement through their attorney, Mark Lippman in March. “George, who has continued to try and move forward from this tragedy and who was vindicated on multiple occasions, is once again forced to relive the hints, rumors, lies and allegations that are being made by Casey Anthony,” her parents said in the statement. “He has specifically stated that ‘his heart hurts even more now.’ ”
But Casey Anthony no longer seems worried about her reputation.
“I don’t give a s— about what anyone thinks about me, I never will,” she told the Associated Press in March. “I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”