What Casey Anthony is doing today

Casey Anthony became one of the most hated women in America when she was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Her trial was one of the most hotly contested and heavily followed ever, with good reason. It featured an attractive, young, female defendant with an allegedly colorful history; a beautiful child whose life ended in tragedy; and a slew of scandals, from rumors of incest to the alleged murder itself.

Anthony's 2011 acquittal caused numerous protests and a media frenzy that has since died down. Where is "Tot Mom" Casey Anthony after all these years? Let's find out.

She's broke

Anthony reportedly filed for bankruptcy in 2013, claiming $1,084 in assets and more than $792,000 in debt. People reported that Anthony doesn't have much money coming in, either. "She can't hold a real job… She's got enough money to live, but not enough to really do anything," a source said. "She sort of lives like an old person, on a fixed income without much going on in her life." As of July 2016, Anthony still lives in South Florida and reportedly receives money from some members of her legal team.

Her attorney, Cheney Mason, told Radar Online that he supports her financially. Mason previously told CNN that Anthony works as a "housekeeper, clerk, secretary and stuff like that," but finds little steady work. In fact, according to the National Enquirer, things allegedly got so dire that Anthony acted as Mason's live-in housekeeper and nanny in 2014.

Radar Online reported that Anthony's bankruptcy case was discharged in 2015. As of May 2015, she listed $474 in assets and $200 worth of jewelry.

An insider dished to People that Anthony maintains a comfortable lifestyle regardless of her finances. "She has a few benefactors that are enamored with her and send her things. They pay for everything."

She started a photography business

In an attempt to be self-sufficient, Anthony reportedly launched a photography business, Case Photography. According to the Daily Mail, Anthony registered the business in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the home of private detective Pat McKenna's address. The Mail spotted Anthony taking photos in her town with a Canon SLR camera. Unfortunately for Anthony, angry followers of her trial who were outraged at her not-guilty verdict reportedly bombarded all of the social media pertaining to her business with negative reviews and harassing comments. A source told People Anthony has had very few projects.

She tried getting a book deal

Radar Online reported that Anthony shopped a book around, with legal filings showing that her representatives fielded calls from St. Martin's Press about a potential deal in 2013. "Casey has been keeping a journal and spends the majority of her days now writing," an insider told Radar Online. "She has also been spending a lot of time going through her past journal entries and including excerpts that she wants included in a book that she wants to write… Casey feels this is the only way that she can get her story out and she feels that the public wants to hear from her."

At the time of this writing, a book deal has not materialized. A source told Radar, "The big publishing houses fear the backlash from the public and aren't lining up to sign Casey." A publishing source echoed that analysis to People: "She's toxic. No one wants to publish her book and be boycotted."

She's not speaking to anyone in her family

A source told People that Anthony is estranged from her entire family. "They don't really talk," an insider said of Anthony and her parents, George and Cindy. "She has spoken with her mother a few times, but she doesn't talk to her dad at all." She was also absent from her brother Lee's wedding in 2012. Their estrangement may stem from her legal team's past allegation that Lee molested her when they were children.

An insider close to the Anthony family told People that her estrangement is the result of her family not wanting to serve as a safety net anymore. "She is surrounded by enablers. No one makes her pull her own weight. No one makes her accountable," the source said. "That's what got her into this mess in the first place. I, for one, don't feel the least bit sorry for her."

Her life is 'boring' and reclusive

According to sources for People, Anthony is now living life as a recluse. "Not much is going on in her life. She gets up each day, hangs around, checks the internet, takes some pictures, and doesn't do much…and she doesn't really make a lot of friends, for obvious reasons," the source said. "When people find out about her history, they usually bail on her. [She has] very few friends her age." The source also said that the former single mom has only gone on a couple of dates since her acquittal, in part because she only meets people through her small legal team. "She's bored," the source said, "and complains about boredom all the time."

Mason explained to CNN that part of the reason Anthony is bored is because she doesn't have the freedom to entertain herself the way most other people in the world can. "I think Casey has a lot of world left to have to deal with. She hasn't been freed from her incarceration yet 'cause she can't go out," he said. "She can't go to a beauty parlor, she can't go shopping to a department store, she can't go to a restaurant, she can't even go to McDonald's. She can't do anything."

She has a weird relationship with her legal team

Few defendants have ever had such a bizarrely close relationship with their attorneys. In addition to the aforementioned reports about Anthony working as her lawyer's housekeeper and nanny, Radar Online alleged that Detective Dominic Casey accused Anthony of having a sexual relationship with defense attorney Jose Baez because she couldn't afford to pay him money for his work. Baez adamantly denied the accusation, and at one point threatened to sue Casey.

The Daily Mail reported that Anthony has gotten particularly close with another member of her legal defense—Private investigator Patrick McKenna. The Mail found that Anthony's driver's license is registered at McKenna's address and referred to the location as "where she has been staying."

According to her March 2017 interview with The Associated Press, Anthony said she also works for McKenna "doing online social media searches and other investigative work." It's work that she feels passionate about. "I love the fact that I have a unique perspective and I get a chance to do for other people what so many others have done for me," she said, also adding that at some point she would like to "get a private investigator's license and work for a defense team."

She claims to be clueless about what happened to Caylee

In another revelation from her March 2017 interview with The Associated Press, Anthony maintained that she still has no memory of Caylee's death, saying, "I'm still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened. Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do."

While Anthony admitted to the AP that she lied to police (for which she was found guilty in court on two counts), she insisted, "Even if I would've told them everything that I told to the psychologist, I hate to say this but I firmly believe I would have been in the same place. Because cops believe other cops. Cops tend to victimize the victims. I understand now… I see why I was treated the way I was even had I been completely truthful."

As far as what happened to Caylee, Anthony said, "Everyone has their theories, I don't know. As I stand here today, I can't tell you one way or another. The last time I saw my daughter, I believed she was alive and was going to be OK, and that's what was told to me." She added, "I don't give a s**t about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. I'm OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night."

She may still be pointing fingers at her family

Anthony told The Associated Press in March 2017, "Cops lie to people everyday. I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied. My dad was a cop. You can read into that what you want to."

After Anthony's interview went viral, her father, George Anthony, released a statement to People condemning his daughter for insinuating that he played a role in Caylee's disappearance and death. It said, in part, "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. He has specifically stated that 'his heart hurts even more now.'"

She doesn't want to have any more children

In the second part of Casey Anthony's March 2017 interview with The Associated Press, she told the outlet that she will probably never bring another child into the world. "[Caylee] is still the central part of my life, the central part of my being, always will be," she said. "If I am blessed enough to have another child—if I'd be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there'd be a potential that some jackass, their little snot-nose kid would then say something mean to my kid—I don't think I could live with that."

She tried to stop the AP interview from coming out

Although Anthony willingly participated in multiple interviews with The Associated Press, she later attempted to block the story from coming out. After the interview was conducted, she reportedly texted the reporter: "During the course of my bankruptcy, the rights to my story were purchased by a third party company for $25k to protect my interests. Without written authorization from the controlling members of this company, I am prohibited from speaking publicly about my case at any time," she said. Anthony also told the outlet that she'd violated a confidentiality agreement with her employer and was still under a subpoena and subject to giving depositions in her bankruptcy case.

The judge in her case spoke out against her

Though Anthony was acquitted of first-degree murder, the mystery surrounding the circumstances of Caylee's death remain. With Anthony's continued insistence that she has no recollection of what happened, theories continue to surface. One theory that has picked up traction, thanks to Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the murder trial, was the allegation that Anthony accidentally killed Caylee when she used chloroform in an attempt to quiet the child.

Speaking with the Orlando Sentinel, Perry said, "There was a possibility that she may have utilized that to keep the baby quiet…and just used too much of it, and the baby died." He added, "That's just one of the many theories as to how this beautiful young lady [Caylee] tragically met her death." Perry was speaking generally about what could possibly have happened, but then he said, "As I've expressed, the only person that really knows what happened was Casey." That seems to mean that, at best, Perry doesn't believe Anthony's claim that she has no memory of her child's death, and, at worst, he feels that she is personally responsible, and the prosecution just couldn't prove it.

She was spotted playing with someone's baby at a restaurant

In May 2017, TMZ published photos of a seemingly happy Anthony playing with a baby in a restaurant. According to the gossip site, the child is "the grandson of a veteran NBC producer who has gotten close to Anthony." On top of the general revulsion that online detractors had at just the thought of Anthony being near a child, the image of what appeared to be an empty pitcher of sangria on the table sparked further outrage.

Nancy Grace, who spent much of her HLN career scrutinizing Anthony's case, was displeased with the photos. On her podcast, Crime Stories With Nancy Grace (via People), Grace unloaded. "Well, she has reared her head again! Three things that don't mix: booze, tot mom Casey Anthony, and babies. But lo and behold, when I log on this morning, I see a picture of tot mom Casey Anthony sitting behind an empty pitcher of what looks to be sangria or margaritas!" Grace said, adding, "You know what? Tot Mom, have at it. Drink all you want, but then when you add a baby to the mix, and you put the baby in tot mom's arms? She was just tried for murdering her child! It's not a good look."

She's still being sued by Roy Kronk

Roy Kronk is the utility worker who discovered Caylee's remains in a wooded area behind the Anthony home when he was there to read the meter. In 2011, Kronk sued Anthony, claiming her defense team "accused him of involvement in Caylee's death" as well as "described him as a killer, a child snatcher and morally bankrupt, and accused him of finding and keeping Caylee's body and then placing the remains where they were found," reported Reuters.

Six years later, Kronk's defamation suit is still ongoing as a result of being put on hold, then moved to bankruptcy court after Anthony filed Chapter 7 in 2013, according to the New York Daily News. As of this writing, Anthony's lawyer, David L. Schrader, has filed for yet another extension partially due to his own health issues, causing him to miss a January 2017 filing deadline.

She attended an anti-Trump protest

Before Anthony broke her silence with her headline-making AP interview, she was spotted in February 2017 at a protest outside of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. According to WPTV, Casey joined a march organized by South Florida Activism and Women's March Florida PBC. Anthony declined to be interviewed on camera, but told WPTV that she is "against what President Trump is doing."