Casey Anthony mum in civil deposition

Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:23 AM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Court records show Casey Anthony invoked her Fifth Amendment rights 60 times during a deposition in a Florida defamation suit.

CNN said Tuesday the transcript of the Oct. 8 deposition showed Anthony's attorneys did the vast majority of the talking and repeatedly invoked her right against self-incrimination. Among the few answers Anthony provides were revelations she had not spoken to her parents since 2008 or her brother, Lee, for six months.

Attorney Charles Greene told a lawyer for the plaintiff, Zenaida Gonzalez, he was not obligated to explain why his client was invoking the Fifth Amendment.

"I need not explain our factual basis other than to tell you that it could tend to incriminate and provide a link in the chain of evidence that could be used against (Anthony)," he said.

Anthony told authorities in 2008 her missing 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, had been last seen in the care of a nanny she identified as Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez. Anthony was acquitted in July of murdering Caylee, whose remains were found in a wooded area near their Orlando home.

Gonzalez's suit says investigators subsequently sought her out. Her lawyer, John Morgan, told the Orlando Sentinel the episode is "a scar on (his client's) life and on her soul probably until the day she dies."

Gonzalez contends she lost her job and was kicked out of her apartment, and says her daughters have received death threats.

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