A woman who claims she was maligned by Casey Anthony when the reviled mom invented a fictitious character with her real name, may soon have her day in court.
Anthony, who prompted a public outcry when she was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter, was finally located, after ten months of searching, at a residence in Florida where she was served with a subpoena in a defamation lawsuit.
According to the New York Post, the lawsuit could force Anthony back into a courtroom to face questions about the death of her daughter, Caylee, under oath.
Zenaida Gonzalez filed her suit after Anthony told authorities that a babysitter with the same name kidnapped Caylee. The real life Gonzalez claims she was defamed because she has the same name as the babysitter, who Anthony made up in 2008.
'Ms. Gonzalez is happy to hear that Casey Anthony finally will be held accountable just like everybody else,' Gonzalez's attorney Matt Morgan told People magazine.
Anthony has spent all of her her days in hiding since her surprise acquittal last June.
When a judge allowed Gonzalez's defamation suit to go ahead, he ordered Anthony's lawyers to reveal her whereabouts. Instead, Anthony's lawyers took the subpoena on her behalf and had her film a deposition from an undisclosed location in October. In the film Anthony is wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and what appeared to be a long, black wig.
She invoked the Fifth Amendment for much of her testimony, which means on several occasions she refused to answer a question because the response could have proved self-incriminating.
Against her wishes, Anthony must go return to Orlando to confront Gonzalez, who wants her to face unanswered questions about Caylee's murder. The trial will start January 2.
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