Jose Baez reveals that Casey Anthony blames her dad, George, of the murder and for being the father of her dead daughter Caylee, according to his tell-all book “Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story.”
Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering Caylee exactly one year ago, wondered if her father killed the toddler in order to hide evidence of the abuse, Baez said.
“It all began when Casey was eight years old and her father came into her room and began to touch her inappropriately and it escalated … She could be 14 years old….and go to school and play with the other kids as if nothing [had] happened,” Baez said.
George Anthony denied the allegations when he was called to the stand to testify.
DNA testing later revealed neither George nor Casey’s brother, Lee Anthony, was Caylee’s father.
During the murder trial, her father also denied knowledge of Caylee’s death.
In his book, Baez again alleged Casey was regularly abused until she was 12. Baez speculates the abuse tapered off because George was afraid of getting his daughter pregnant.
The book also alleges that Casey was molested by her brother. She allegedly suggested her brother had learned the behavior from their father.
Baez said the defense team had initially wondered if George or Lee Anthony could have been Caylee’s father. Casey had suspected that too and, according to the book, told a psychiatrist she was worried about the possibility because her father had sex with her around the time she became pregnant.
Prior to the murder trial, Baez said he and co-counsel Cheney Mason told George that Casey claimed he abused her. Baez said George “sat for perhaps 40 seconds with his head bowed. He didn’t say a word. We certainly noted that he didn’t deny it. Cheney and I looked at each other in wonderment.”
Baez recalled that George finally said “Oh my God.”