Dr Phil: Casey Anthony Declares Bankruptcy
A year and a half ago Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee. While the world had their own opinions, her attorney Jose Baez saw his job was to defend his client. Today Anthony is making headlines for declaring bankruptcy for debts up to $800,000. The media also said she has reconciled with her father George. Dr. Phil is talking to Baez about these headlines and his new book, Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story.
Dr Phil: Jose Baez Casey Anthony Trial
Baez said the trial was a circus. The trial changed his life and benefited his career. He said he was there to do a job and didn’t pay attention to what was being said in the media.
Baez is no longer representing Casey Anthony. He took a job at Harvard after the trial and took on new clients. He dropped Anthony after she started making headlines again. He wanted to give more attention to his clients and new job. He said that representing Casey Anthony did help his career. People saw how he stood by his client fought as a defense lawyer should.
Dr Phil: Was Casey Anthony Abused?
Baez does not have permission to talk about Anthony’s finances, but she did sign a waiver allowing him to write his book.
In his opening statement, Baez revealed to the court that Casey Anthony was abused by her father George. George told Dr. Phil in an interview that he was deeply hurt that she would say that. Her mother said Casey was crying during this trial. She was either crying because this happened or because she had to do this to her father.
Baez said there are many unique details that support Casey Anthony’s claim. He was skeptical and had her examined by multiple mental health professionals. They all came back and said she exhibited classic signs of someone who had been abused. The judge threw out the allegations later in the trial because of lack of evidence. Baez said he was just presenting the full story and it was his duty to do this.