Orlando, FL — Casey Anthony’s lawyer asked a judge to postpone his client’s deposition.
David Schrader, who is representing Anthony in her bankruptcy case, said he plans to move to dismiss two defamation lawsuits against her. Schrader said it would be “improper” for Anthony to be deposed until Judge K. Rodney May rules on the motions. May didn’t delay the deposition, but said that Schrader can ask for a protective order, which would block it. May set November 5 as the date he will hear the motions to dismiss the lawsuits.
Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk are suing Casey Anthony for defamation. They both filed complaints in July saying that their lawsuits should survive Anthony’s bankruptcy because she was “malicious” in damaging their reputations, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January. Court documents showed that Anthony had around $792,000 in liabilities, and only about $1,100 in assets. Around $500,000 of Anthony’s debt was from attorney fees. She also owed $145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s office. Anthony owed the IRS $68,540, and owed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement $61,505 in court costs.
In 2008, after Anthony’s daughter, Caylee, went missing, she told investigators a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez kidnapped the girl. Detectives interviewed Zenaida Gonzalez, who was then linked to the case through the media. Investigators later determined that the nanny didn’t exist.
Roy Kronk, who found the body of Caylee Anthony, alleges that Casey Anthony’s criminal defense lawyers made false statements implicating him in the 2-year-old’s death. He said, if Anthony was telling the truth about Caylee drowning in the family pool, then why did she use her lawyers to suggest that he kidnapped the girl?
Anthony’s lawyers claimed that Kronk “is morally bankrupt, took the body and hid it.”
Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder in 2011. She was convicted on four misdemeanors, but two were reversed on appeal.