AceShowbiz - Casey Anthony is telling her truth. On Peacock's docuseries "Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies", the 36-year-old is speaking out in an on-camera interview for the first time after she was accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.
On the three-part limited series, Casey placed the blame for her daughter's death on her father, George Anthony. During her extensive interview, Casey dropped several bombshell allegations, and it included claims that her father and her brother Lee sexually abused her. Both men vehemently denied the allegations and have never been charged.
Casey also accused her father of staging Caylee's drowning in order to cover up that he might have been abusing his granddaughter. "I wasn't feeling that great, and I wanted to lay down," Casey recalled the moment on June 16, 2008, when Caylee was last seen. "I had her lay in bed with me."
"I was awoken by [my father] shaking me and asking me where Caylee was," she went on saying. "That didn't make sense. She would never even leave my room without telling me. I immediately started looking around the house. I go outside and I'm looking to see where she could be."
She said that she then saw George holding her daughter. "He was standing there with her," she shared. "She was soaking wet. He handed her to me. Said it was my fault. That I caused it. But he didn't rush to call 911 and he wasn't trying to resuscitate her. I collapsed with her in my arms. She was heavy, and she was cold."
"He takes her from me and he immediately softens his tone and says 'It's going to be ok.' I wanted to believe him. He took her from me and he went away," she added on the show, which was directed by Alexandra Dean.
Casey claimed that she later stayed with her then-boyfriend Tony Lazarro. She didn't tell anyone about what happened because she didn't think Caylee was dead. "During the 31 days, I genuinely believed that Caylee was still alive," she explained. "My father kept telling me she was ok. I had to keep following his instructions. He told me what to do. I tried to act as normal as I could."
Casey also said that she didn't believe that Caylee drowned in the above-ground pool. "There was no ladder...no way for her to shimmy up. There's no way to explain that, unless [George] put her in the pool to cover up what he did," she said.
She further alleged that her father might be abusing her daughter just like what he did to her as a child. "That's what I think about," Casey noted. "I wish every day I had said something to someone about something. Maybe then things would be different."
Caylee was reported missing in the summer of 2008. Six months after the little girl vanished, her remains were discovered in a wooded area near her family's Florida home while Casey was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
She maintained her innocence as her defense team claimed that Caylee had accidentally drowned before her grandfather allegedly disposed of her body. She was eventually acquitted on charges of murder, manslaughter and child abuse. The jury, however, found her guilty of providing false information to the authorities, leading to a four-year sentence in jail.