Civil suit will force Casey Anthony to take the stand.
ORLANDO, Fla. – In less than a month, Casey Anthony will be forced to answer questions that have been a mystery since her daughter went missing in 2008, attorney Matt Morgan confirmed Thursday.
“Casey Anthony will not be permitted to plead the Fifth as her appeals have now been resolved,” said Morgan, an attorney for Zenaida Gonzalez, who has filed suit against Anthony. “We look forward to getting answers to the questions we have had for a very long time.”
The deposition, scheduled for Oct. 9 in Tampa, is related to Gonzalez’s defamation lawsuit.
Anthony told detectives in 2008 that her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was kidnapped by a baby sitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.
But detectives said no such nanny existed.
The girl’s body was found in December 2008; Anthony was found not guilty of Caylee’s death in 2011.
Anthony has never been required to answer questions about her daughter’s disappearance under oath in court, and Morgan said he does not foresee any obstacles standing in the way of her deposition next month.
Charles Green, Anthony’s attorney, was not available Thursday morning.