Casey Anthony Pleads the 5th, Sixty Times, in Zenaida Gonzales Civil Suit

(CNN) –“Attorneys representing Casey Anthony invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 60 times during a deposition given in a civil suit against her, according to a transcript of the proceedings.

In addition, Anthony’s attorney Charles Greene asserted he would also invoke the Fifth Amendment on her behalf if questioning delved into the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Anthony, who was acquitted in July of murder charges in Caylee’s death, is being sued in civil court by a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez.

Gonzalez’s attorneys claim, according to questions asked of Anthony in the October 8 deposition, that Gonzalez was questioned by the police in Caylee’s disappearance, was kicked out of her apartment complex, lost her job and that she and her two daughters received death threats as a result of media attention in the case.

Anthony herself said little in the deposition, but did acknowledge she was aware she was being sued by Gonzalez.

She also said she has not spoken to her brother, Lee, in the past six months, and has not spoken to her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, since October 14, 2008.

However, Greene did not permit her to answer questions including whether she had ever met Gonzalez; whether a person named Zenaida was ever a nanny to Caylee; or whether defense attorney Jose Baez’s assertion during Anthony’s criminal trial, that Zenaida Gonzalez was one of Anthony’s “imaginary friends,” was true.

She also was not allowed to answer questions about whether she considered herself a good mother to Caylee; the last day she saw the 2-year-old alive; and whether she drowned in the Anthonys’ pool in June 2008, as the defense claimed during Anthony’s criminal trial.”

Anthony has also been ordered to repay more than $217,000 to authorities for the costs of investigating Caylee’s disappearance.”

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One Response to Casey Anthony Pleads the 5th, Sixty Times, in Zenaida Gonzales Civil Suit

  1. little nel says:

    When you are as guilty as Casey Anthony for the death of Caylee Anthony, you need to keep silent. You might accidently say something that is truthful and open up another criminal case that could result in a conviction.

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