Orlando, Fla. – Roy Kronk, the former utility worker who happened upon the lifeless body of Caylee Anthony, 2, in the fall of 2008, is now suing the deceased girl’s mother – Casey Anthony – for defamation.
Attorney Howard S. Marks writes in the legal filing that Casey made a number of negative statements regarding his client that are “Too numerous to recite.” The suit also alleges that Casey’s legal team implied on more than one occasion that Kronk had something to do with Caylee vanishing, according to WESH.
The lawsuit reads in part, “If Casey’s story is true that Caylee Anthony drowned in the family swimming pool on July 16, 2008, then she knew that the statement she authorized and permitted her agents to publish were false… Casey Anthony authorized and permitted her attorneys, as her agents, to make false and malicious statements against Kronk, and to portray him as the murderer of her child.”
Marks also writes that Casey, through her lawyers, has “refused to retract the statements about Kronk” and when confronted about what was said “responded the statements were not false, and that the statements would stand.”
Kronk claims his reputation has been harmed by Casey and is asking for more than $15,000 in damages.
Casey’s daughter Caylee was reported missing by Casey’s mother, Cindy Anthony, in the summer of 2008. The girl’s lifeless body was found in December of that year in a wooded area near the Anthony family home. During Casey’s 2011 murder trial, prosecutors claimed she rendered the girl helpless using chloroform and then suffocated her with duct tape, later dumping her body in the woods. Casey’s legal team, however, countered by arguing that no one was murdered and that the child died accidentally by drowning in the family’s backyard pool.
Casey walked out of jail a free woman on July 17, 2011, following her July 5 acquittal, and has kept a low profile since then. She is currently on probation for a Jan. 2010 check fraud conviction.
To watch the entire Casey Anthony murder trial, including jury selection, opening statements, court proceedings, witness testimony and closing arguments, click here.
To revisit Casey’s case, find links to pages and pages of evidence, including transcripts of law enforcement interviews, court documents, letters, and forensic evidence, by clicking here.
In addition, links to a multitude of videos and photos released in the case including the many men in Casey’s life, party photos, and evidentiary images can be found by clicking here.
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