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Casey Anthony spoke about her new life after previously being found not guilty of the murder of her two-year-old daughter yesterday in bankruptcy court. It was the first time in almost two years that Anthony has been seen or heard from.
"I don't pay rent. I don't pay utilities. I guess you could say I'm living free off the kindness of others," Anthony told the court, according to the Associated Press. "When I need to go somewhere, I take the bus. I try to contribute when I can."
Anthony is in court now after claiming nearly $800,000 worth of debt that she insists she cannot pay. She has not had a job in the time after the public trial that lawyers insist scarred her reputation and prevent her from having a normal life.
"You don't go from the most hated woman in the world, according to some media outlets, to being a normal person or being able to live a normal life. I'm not saying she's not a normal person, but people do not perceive her as a normal person," attorney Charles Greene told ABC News in January.
Anthony also told the court that she had received money from her lawyer, Joe Baez, which he adamantly denied.
"All monies testified to at today's hearing were obtained during the course of legal representation. The media reports or interpretation that I personally provided financial support to Ms. Anthony are false," Baez told ABC News.
Reuters reported that Anthony claimed to have sold pictures of herself for $200,000 in 2008, which would have provided some means of income. She also admitted to posing for a set of photos but claimed not to know how much they sold for.
"From my smell test, it doesn't smell right," attorney Scott Shuker told Reuters outside the courtroom. "She certainly has a lot of kindness from strangers." Shuker currently represents one of Anthony's creditors, though it is unknown which one.
Anthony's brief appearance sent off a media frenzy, as everyone wanted a glimpse of the 26-year-old. She has been in hiding for two years and again disappeared after her court appointment was over.