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 hotly contested and heavily followed, with good reason. It featured a young, female defendant with an allegedly colorful history; a beautiful child whose life ended in tragedy; and a slew of scandals and dark rumors.

Anthony's 2011 acquittal caused numerous protests and a media frenzy that has since died down. Where is "Tot Mom" 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 was living in South Florida and reportedly receiving money from 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.

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

She started a photography business

In an attempt to be self-sufficient, Casey Anthony reportedly launched a photography business called 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 Daily 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 People, Anthony is living 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," a source told the magazine. "When people find out about her history, they usually bail on her. [She has] very few friends her age." The insider also claimed Anthony has only gone on a couple of dates since her acquittal. "She's bored and complains about boredom all the time."

Her attorney, Cheney Mason, told CNN that Anthony 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

Most defendants don't have 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 threatened to sue Casey.

The Daily Mail reported that Anthony was particularly close with another member of her defense — private investigator Patrick McKenna. According to the tab, Anthony's driver's license was registered at McKenna's address. 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 a job 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, adding that she'd like to "get a private investigator's license and work for a defense team."

She claims to be clueless about what happened to Caylee

Casey Anthony has maintained that she still has no memory of Caylee's death. "I'm still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened," she told The Associated Press. "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 that she lied to police (for which she was found guilty in court on two counts), she also claimed, "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."

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's attorney released a statement to People condemning his daughter for insinuating that he may have played a role in Caylee's disappearance and death. The statement 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 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 imply 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 alcohol on the table sparked further outrage.

Nancy Grace, who spent much of her HLN career scrutinizing Anthony's case, addressed the photos on her podcast, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (via People). "Three things that don't mix: booze, tot mom Casey Anthony, and babies," Grace said. "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 was 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" and "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.

She attended an anti-Trump protest

Casey Anthony 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."

Her dad doesn't want to see or talk to her

In October 2017, Anthony's father told Crime Watch Daily, "I don't have a relationship with my daughter... I'm going to be very blunt with this: No, I don't want to see her, I don't want to talk to her." George added, "I lost my daughter and my granddaughter in 2008...[I want her to] stay away from me."

Anthony's mother, Cindy, said she keeps in touch with her daughter "to some degree," noting that Anthony "called and checked in on me when she heard I was in the hospital... I mean, I am still her mom."

Her dad believes she knows how Caylee died

During his October 2017 interview with Crime Watch Daily, George said he believes Anthony knows what happened to Caylee. "My gut feeling inside as a father, as a grandfather, I believe Caylee was given something and she didn't wake up," he said. "That's my feeling... Casey knows what happened to Caylee. I feel that in my heart. Do I feel she took my granddaughter's life? I don't want to believe that. But I believe Casey is the only person who can answer that."

George also said he never got the chance to ask his daughter outright if she killed Caylee. "I don't think she intentionally wanted to, but she should be in jail because of Caylee not being here," he said.

Her mom thinks she's 'mentally ill'

"I think Casey is mentally ill," Cindy told Crime Watch Daily in October 2017, explaining that when Anthony was out on bond and living in the family home, Cindy discovered her having a seizure in her room. Anthony had no recollection of what transpired. Could Anthony have had a blackout during Caylee's death? Cindy said, "To me, that's a possibility. And she doesn't remember when she has seizures unless she knows she's bit her tongue or something. I'm not sure if she didn't have a seizure that day and blacked out and found Caylee in the pool."

Cindy said, "I truly, honestly don't think she killed her. I don't know [what happened]. I don't know if it was an accident or what happened. I don't know if Casey got distracted and Caylee drowned in the pool."

Her parents may sue her

George told Crime Watch Daily that if Anthony is paid to tell her story, he would take her to court in a civil lawsuit or wrongful death suit. "If it gets to the point where my daughter would sell her story and that she would want to talk about it and get paid [I would sue her]. Yes. Absolutely I would."

Cindy said, "I don't think it'll ever come to that." 

George says Caylee has visited him since her passing

Casey Anthony's father, George, revealed to Crime Watch Daily that he "sees" Caylee in his home, even after her passing. 

"I've seen Caylee on a couple of occasions," he said. "I've seen her in the flesh in my house... One time she woke me up in the morning just tapping on [me ]with her little finger like she used to do... It wasn't a dream." He added, "That's not an imagination. That's love, and that's a connection that I wish more people could have."