Twitter users are not thrilled that Casey Anthony is finally getting the chance to tell her side of the story after being acquitted of murdering her toddler-aged daughter in 2011.
Fans are reacting to a new trailer for the limited docuseries “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” which will premiere on Peacock November 29. The short clip doesn’t include any quotes from Anthony but shows her being fitted for a microphone and getting ready to speak.
“In 2011, Casey Anthony was accused of murdering her daughter,” the text of the trailer says. “She was found not guilty.”
“Why talk to me now, when you’re not getting creative control?” the interviewer asks. Anthony raises her eyebrows and begins to say something just as the clip ends.
After 11 years, Casey Anthony breaks her silence for the first time on camera.
Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies, a 3-part limited series, premieres November 29 only on Peacock. pic.twitter.com/TMHXFQfiNA
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Anthony’s high-profile murder trial captivated the nation more than a decade ago. It detailed the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee and the strange aspects of the case.
Caylee’s grandmother reported her missing on July 15, 2008, weeks after she was supposedly last seen on June 16. Anthony claimed her daughter was kidnapped by her babysitter, and she had been too frightened to call the police about it.
The mom was later charged with first-degree murder after Caylee’s remains were discovered. While the child’s cause of death was undetermined, investigative reports found that duct tape was located near the body, which helped lead to the medical examiner ruling the death a homicide.
The case made headlines for months. Following a month-long trial, a jury deliberated for 11 hours before finding Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse. She was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.
Despite being found not guilty in court, many people still believe Anthony murdered her daughter and are upset that Peacock is giving her a platform to tell her story.
“Casey Anthony is a pathological liar,” one person shared. “She will never come clean about what she did to Caylee, so you are merely providing her a platform for attention and an opportunity to repeat her lies. Caylee deserved to go to school, to grow up, to fall in love, to have a family…to live.”
“We heard her side of the story IN COURT,” another commenter agreed. “Almost everything she told the police during their investigation was a LIE, she sent police on wild goose chases for nannies and places of employment that did not exist. I have no interest in hearing from someone who murdered their baby.”
“I cannot imagine being the executive who signed off on this. This woman murdered her daughter,” a third person fumed.
Multiple people claimed they were canceling their Peacock subscriptions because of the documentary being aired.