ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The young mother of Caylee Anthony is being sued.
High-profile Orlando attorney John Morgan filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez, the same name as the so-called nanny that Casey claims kidnapped her little girl. Zenaida Gonzalez says she has had enough. The civil suit was filed Wednesday afternoon. She wants Casey Anthony to pay for her lies. T-shirts reading "The Nanny Did It" and "Zanny the Nanny" are just some one of the reasons why Zenaida Gonzales is suing Casey Anthony. Gonzales has never shown her face, but says thousands of people believe she either kidnapped or killed Caylee Anthony.
"What we want to make sure is that Casey Anthony does not profit for throwing Zenaida Gonzalez under the bus. They are out there talking about movie deals, book deals. There are t-shirts being sold," attorney John Morgan told Eyewitness News (watch full interview).
See Prior Post, Monday, September 15, 2008, Casey Anthony Handcuffed, Arrested For Third Time, Questions about who is Profiting from Caylee Anthony Video.Every day, Casey Anthony leaves her parent's home and is driven to her lawyer's office in Kissimmee by one family member or another and then driven back home. Casey's lawyer says he's being paid, but won't say by whom, and now Eyewitness News has learned that someone in the family might have gotten a big paycheck because of the tragedy.
There is a "Son of Sam" law in effect in the State of Florida that prevents convited felons from profiting from their crimes in print/books or film TV/Movies, the "Son of Sam" Law in Florida is codified at F.S. 944.512, but Casey Anthony has not been convicted of anything, so there appears to be a cash flow before any trial dates for Casey Anthony.
The home videos of Caylee Marie Anthony celebrating a birthday and swimming in the backyard pool, which appeared exclusively on ABC News, have captured the hearts of many. But they are also raising questions now over whether the network paid for them, how much it paid and to whom.There are reports that ABC possibly paid $200,000 for licensing rights to the videos.
ABC News told Eyewitness News, "ABC News licensed footage and photos from rights holders. We do not discuss the details of our licensing agreements." Eyewitness News has learned only four people would have access and or rights to the family videos and photographs: Caylee's mother Casey, Caylee's uncle Lee and her grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony
See Prior Post, Tuesday, September 02, 2008, LEONARD PADILLA, LARRY GARRISON & THE "THREE RING CIRCUS" IN ORLANDO WITH THE MADE FOR TV/BOOK DEAL ON THE DEATH OF CAYLEE ANTHONY.
See Prior Post, Saturday, August 09, 2008, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE CASEY ANTHONY PHOTOS AT CLUB FUSION HOT BODY CONTEST, THEY WERE TAKEN 4 DAYS AFTER CAYLEE WENT MISSING, SEE VIDEO !
High-profile attorney John Morgan is seen on TV ads and has a firm of 130 attorneys. He is representing Gonzalez in the defamation lawsuit. After Caylee was reported missing, Casey told detectives she dropped off the child at Zenaida Gonzalez's apartment off Conway Road and now has no idea where the child is. Gonzalez says she's never met Casey and wants her name cleared.
"We know this is the right one. They not only knew she was the right Zenaida, gave the names of her two children and type of car she drove. They knew the color of the car she drove. All given to them allegedly by Casey Anthony," Morgan said. Morgan said his client's private life has been turned upside down. They want a settlement that could be partly paid out of the Anthony homeowner's insurance policy.
"She never asked for this. Casey Anthony asked that she be brought in to deflect her own issues," Morgan said. Eyewitness News tried to get a comment form Casey Anthony's spokesperson, Todd Black, but phone calls were not returned.