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Lawyer in civil case: Casey Anthony deposition set for Tampa


Published:   |   Updated: September 13, 2013 at 07:09 AM

ORLANDO — An attorney for a woman suing Casey Anthony in a defamation case said he will take her deposition next month in Tampa.

Zenaida Gonzalez claims in her lawsuit she was defamed by Anthony, who told detectives that a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez had kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The detectives were investigating the child’s 2008 disappearance and later learned there was no such babysitter.

Gonzalez’s attorney, Matt Morgan, told the Orlando Sentinel he does not foresee any obstacles standing in the way of Anthony giving a deposition next month.

Anthony, 27, has never been required to answer questions in court in that Orlando case.

Anthony was acquitted in 2011 of murdering her daughter.

Anthony’s attorney has said that details Anthony offered about the accused babysitter did not match Gonzalez and clearly showed Anthony wasn’t talking about her.

Anthony’s attorney Charles Greene was out of state and didn’t immediately return a phone call.

It’s the latest legal issue in Tampa regarding Anthony. In late January, Anthony filed for bankruptcy in federal court in Tampa, claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. She testified in front of creditors in March, her first public appearance since her acquittal.

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