Casey Anthony is being sued for $3 billion by Naomi Riches, a Pennsylvania woman who also mentions Nancy Grace, Fort Collins, Colorado theater shooting, and illuminati symbolism in her complaint.
Anthony is also being sued Gonzalez in a defamation lawsuit, but legal experts say that Riches’ $3 billion suit is likely to be thrown out.
Meanwhile, Anthony’s lawyer this week continued their effort to limit damaging testimony in her upcoming defamation trial, asking a judge to bar from the suit any reference to the search for her daughter, Caylee Marie.
It was during that search, in 2008, Anthony told law enforcement looking for her daughter that Caylee had been kidnapped by a similarly named nanny.
The 2-year-old was later found dead. But Gonzalez was questioned by law enforcement and her name was linked to the high profile case in the media. She filed suit, saying the undue attention had upended her life.
The new defense motion asks Circuit Judge Lisa Munyon to prevent any evidence or testimony concerning search efforts “by any person or entity, including… law enforcement, Texas EquuSearch, [or] independent volunteers.”
Anthony by then had told detectives that Gonzalez wasn’t the nanny. But she told her parents during their visit that Gonzalez had not been ruled out, and her mother relayed that to the media, keeping Gonzalez in the firestorm.
Anthony was acquitted on all major charges in Caylee’s death last year. She is currently living in hiding but has been subpoenaed to appear at the defamation trial, which is currently scheduled for early January.