Casey Anthony is meeting with her creditors at a federal bankruptcy hearing in Tampa, Fla., today, her first public appearance since she was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011.
The Associated Press reports that Anthony, dressed in black, arrived at the courthouse early this morning with her lawyer and rushed past the cameras and the media: “Anthony’s hair was long and dark and she was wearing sunglasses, black heels and stockings and carrying a black hat.”
(LIST: Crimes of the Century)
Anthony filed for bankruptcy at the end of January, claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in debts. She owes nearly $500,000 to her former lawyer Jose Baez and $145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for investigative fees. Court documents say she is unemployed and has not reported any recent income.
Anthony also faces defamation lawsuits that could end up costing her as well. Zenaida Gonzalez says her reputation was damaged when she was interviewed by the police after Anthony claimed a woman named “Zanny the Nanny” was looking after Caylee when the girl disappeared. Roy Krunk, the meter reader who discovered the two-year-old’s remains, is suing Anthony as well for making false statements about his involvement in the case. The suits could be dropped if Anthony proves she is bankrupt, Central Florida’s News 13 NOW reports.