“The controversy surrounding the newly formed foundation, “Caylee’s Fund” is based on criticism regarding the operation of the prior foundation operated by the George and Cindy Anthony. The Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation was shut down amongst allegations of misuse of funds after it was discovered that the Anthony’s paid themselves a salary totally 80% of the foundations profits. The salaries, which were listed as “administrative expenses” were disclosed as a matter of public record for the 2009 tax year.
The newly founded foundation, “Caylee’s Fund” is described by the Anthony’s attorney, Mark Lippman, as a foundation to protect grandparent’s rights, help to protect the interests of missing and exploited children and to help back the proposed piece of legislation titled “Caylee’s Law” which would make it a felony for parents to fail to report their child missing.
Critics are skeptical, however, as it has not been disclosed who will be appointed to run the foundation or who will be in charge of the foundation’s profits. Controversy has hit a fever pitch as it was disclosed that television psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw made a $500,000 contribution to the foundation, at the Anthony’s request, in exchange for an exclusive first interview for the couple since their daughter’s acquittal.
Drew Kesse, the father of missing 24-year-old Jennifer Kesse, also of Florida, came out swinging against the Anthonys stating publicly that the Anthonys are “a disgrace and an insult to every missing person and their families.” The missing girl’s father went on to say “Let’s make this very clear, Caylee was murdered. She was never missing and should not ever be considered missing at any time during the entire ordeal. Caylee has never been the center of anything since she was killed. Everyone else in her family has, but the true victim. Let’s get one thing straight right now, Dr. Phil, you are a pimp for this garbage,” Kesse wrote. ”The Anthonys and this new foundation are the biggest insults to every missing person in America today. Dr. Phil, after the show airs and you make a donation to their new scam, have on real families of the missing.”
Right on Drew Kesse! Caylee was never missing, or abducted. She was MURDERED.