Casey Anthony's Former Lawyer Jose Baez Threatens to Sue Over Claims He Had Sexual Relationship with Her
"I unequivocally and categorically deny exchanging sex for my legal services," the attorney says
It has been nearly five years since Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Although she has lived a relatively quiet life since being freed from jail, her name still evokes controversy.
In an affidavit filed in her bankruptcy case last month, her former private investigator, Dominic Casey, levels some serious accusations about Anthony and her former attorney, Jose Baez.
In the 15-page affidavit obtained by PEOPLE, Dominic Casey alleges that Anthony had a sexual relationship with her attorney before the case went to trial. He claims that he witnessed “a naked Casey” when he arrived at Baez’s office unexpectedly.
In the documents, he also alleges that Baez “told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere and, he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did.”
A Strong Denial
In a statement to PEOPLE, Baez disputes all Dominic Casey’s allegations. “I unequivocally and categorically deny exchanging sex for my legal services with Ms. Anthony,” he writes. “I further unequivocally and categorically deny having any sexual relationship with Ms. Anthony whatsoever.”
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“I have always conducted my practice consistent with the high ethical standards required of members of the Florida Bar,” he continues. “My representation of Ms. Anthony was no exception.”
“Legal action is forthcoming,” Baez writes.
A History of Strange Claims
This isn’t the first time that Dominic Casey’s claims have raised eyebrows.
In a 2011 deposition obtained by PEOPLE, the investigator floats several theories about the Caylee’s disappearance and death, and even says that he wasn’t entirely sure that the remains found near Anthony’s house were the 2-year-old.
In his statement, Baez references Dominic Casey’s former claims. “This libelous claim is in line with many other outrageous claims and theories that this individual has advanced regarding the Casey Anthony case,” the statement says.
Dominic Casey did not return PEOPLE’s messages for comment.