Casey Anthony’s dad seen for first time since she renewed accusations of sexual abuse
Casey Anthony’s dad was spotted outside his Florida home Tuesday for the first time since she renewed accusations that he sexually abused her.
George Anthony, 71, was seen Tuesday working out of the garage of his Orlando home as he was thrust back into the limelight ahead of an upcoming docuseries about the 2008 death of Casey Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
In her first on-camera interviews 11 years after she was cleared of murdering her daughter, Casey Anthony also blamed her father for little Caylee’s death.
Casey Anthony, now 36, said she “still [doesn’t] know what happened to Caylee,” but added “it all comes back to my dad” in an interview for the new Peacock series “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies.”
She alleged her father repeatedly raped her — after smothering her with a pillow — while she was a child and feared that he may have abused Caylee as well.
“I know what he did to me — and that was my fear. I had one job — to keep her safe,” she said through tears of Caylee.
“I failed her again and again and again, because I still protected the person who hurt me,” she said of her dad.
Caylee was reported missing on July 15, 2008 — a month after she was last seen alive. Her skeletal remains were found in trash bags, with duct tape wrapped around them in a wooded area near the family’s home six months later.
Casey Anthony said she was awoken by her father on June 16, 2008 asking where Caylee was. After a frenzied search, she said she went outside and saw her dad “standing there with her.”
“She was soaking wet. I can see him standing there in his hands, telling me that it’s my fault, that I did that — that I caused that,” she said.
“But he didn’t rush to call 911 and he wasn’t trying to resuscitate her. And I just collapsed with her in my arms,” she said, recalling that she was “heavy” and “cold.”
“As I’m sitting there with her on my lap, just hysterical — just staring at her not knowing what to do — he takes her from me and he immediately softens his tone and tells me, ‘It’s gonna be OK.’ That she was going to be OK.
“That’s what he said to me, and I wanted to believe him — because I wanted her to be OK,” she sobbed.
George Anthony didn’t respond to questions from the filmmakers, according to the show. However, he has vehemently denied abusing his daughter or being responsible for his granddaughter’s death many times in the past.
The Post could not immediately reach him for comment on Tuesday.
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