A former attorney for Casey Anthony has come out and stated that a video which surfaced on the web last week was illegally obtained and broadcast.
Cheney Mason, one of Anthony's defense attorneys during her trial, said Thursday that the woman in the video is Anthony but said his former client does not know how it landed on the web.
Mason told WOFL that "Casey has maintained some notes on her thoughts for personal use, especially for counseling. She did not release this video to YouTube and does not know how they got it. It could not have been legally obtained and was not authorized," Mason said.
In the four minute video, Anthony does not mention her daughter, Caylee. Instead, she speaks about a dog she's adopted and says "a lot has changed" in her life since the trial. "I just hope things stay good, and they only get better," she said.
Anthony, who remains on probation and under supervision by the Florida Department of Corrections for check-fraud convictions, recorded the video on Oct. 13.
Anthony is currently the target of several defamation suits, including one filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez. A judge recently ruled that Anthony does not have to answer questions because of a pending criminal appeal.
Fernandez-Gonzalez's attorneys said they will renew their motion to have Anthony testify. Her lawyer, John Morgan said, according to The Vancouver Sun, "I guess her objection to filing her deposition with the court for safety concerns due to the disclosure of her appearance was a sham upon the court. I don't think this well-respected and thoughtful judge will be happy or amused.”
Legal analyst, Bill Sheaffer told WFTV, "I think she's narcissistic and that comes out in the video," he said. "She talks about how she is doing and how her life is taking a turn and it's all about her. It's not anything about her parents, her dead child or the misery and pain that her actions caused a great number of people."