The 3 Most Shocking Sexual Allegations Surrounding Casey Anthony

Casey Anthony said she feared that her father, George, had fathered his own granddaughter and, in fact, killed the child.

April 11, 2017
Casey Anthony sits at the defense table as her attorney Jose Baez enters before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 24, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

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Casey Anthony sits at the defense table as her attorney Jose Baez enters before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 24, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Photo by: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT

By: Mike McPadden

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From the tragic get-go, sex has figured into the Casey Anthony murder case to the point that, at times, the good looks and bodacious appeal of the woman harangued as “Tot Mom” has seemed to supersede the fact that she stood accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.

From provocative “party girl” photos plastered all over the internet to questions of Caylee's paternity, Casey Anthony is permanently awash in bedroom-based whispers of the press and the public alike. Here are three such examples.

1. IT’S NOT COMPLETELY CLEAR WHO CAYLEE’S FATHER IS

The definite biological paternity of Caylee Anthony is, shall we say, murky. Despite the fact that Casey Anthony has made a statement about who Caylee’s dad is, there are enough other contenders for the role that observers haven't necessarily taken her word at face value.

To date, a handful of names have come up as potential fathers. And mysteriously and coincidentally, none of them are alive anymore to weigh in on the debate.

According to People, Anthony identified Caylee’s father as Jesus Ortiz, a Florida resident who was killed in a 2007 car accident. In a weird twist, Michael Duggan, who dated Anthony and also perished in a 2007 auto crash, has been pegged as Caylee’s dad as well. His mother told The Daily Beast she is “100% certain” of it.

ABC News reported that Anthony told a litany of lies following Caylee being reported missing, including that Anthony said someone named Eric Baker fathered her daughter. No evidence turned up of an “Eric Baker” being connected to Anthony — but, freakishly, someone by that name who lived in Kentucky also died in a 2007 car wreck.

Jesse Grund, who was Anthony’s boyfriend after Caylee was born, took a DNA test and discovered he was not the father. Still, Grund told People magazine he was close to the child, stating: “For the first year or two of her life, I was Dad.” [Heavy]

2. CASEY ANTHONY ACCUSED HER OWN DAD OF RAPING HER — AND POSSIBLY FATHERING CAYLEE

During her court-appointed evaluations with psychiatrist Jeffrey Danziger, M.D., and psychologist William Weitz, Ph.D, Casey Anthony reportedly claimed that her father, George Anthony, sexually abused her throughout her life.

Danziger reported that Anthony described the alleged encounters as “disgusting, demeaning, intercourse, and everything.” She also allegedly said, “My first real sex was at age 16. Well, as opposed to anything that was intrafamilial” meaning not with her father.

In addition, Danziger testified that Casey said she feared that George had fathered his own granddaughter and, in fact, killed the child.

Casey Anthony sits at the defense table as her attorney Jose Baez enters before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 24, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

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Casey Anthony sits at the defense table as her attorney Jose Baez enters before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 24, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Photo by: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images

Jose Baez, Casey’s defense attorney, reiterated this theory in his 2012 book, Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony — The Inside Story, where he wrote:

“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.”

While under oath in court during Casey’s trial in June 2011, George Anthony categorically denied all allegations of sexual abuse. When asked by Casey’s attorney if he had ever been inappropriate with her, George stated, “I would never do anything like that to my daughter,” and “I would never do anything to harm my daughter in that way.”

A DNA test clearly established that George Anthony was not Caylee’s father. He has also never been arrested nor charged for any crime connected to the disappearance or death of his granddaughter. [New York Daily News]

3. CASEY PAID HER ATTORNEY WITH SEX — ACCORDING TO AN INVESTIGATOR

In May 2016, People magazine reported that Dominic Casey, a private investigator who previously worked for Casey Anthony, claimed in an affidavit that A) Anthony was having a sexual relationship with her defense attorney, Jose Baez; and B) Baez said that Anthony admitted to him that she killed Caylee.

Specifically, the investigator stated that he happened upon “a naked Casey” in Baez’s office one day, and that she said she owed Baez oral sex for getting her out of an interview.

In addition, Dominic reportedly stated that Baez “told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere, and he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did.” Anthony, of course, was found not guilty and acquitted on July 5, 2011.

Immediately upon these claims breaking, Baez issued a strong denial, stating:

“I unequivocally and categorically deny exchanging sex for my legal services with Ms. Anthony. I further unequivocally and categorically deny having any sexual relationship with Ms. Anthony whatsoever. I have always conducted my practice consistent with the high ethical standards required of members of the Florida Bar. My representation of Ms. Anthony was no exception.” [People]

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