Casey Anthony's Dad Is 'Hurt' Over Casey's First Interview Since She Was Acquitted

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Orlando Sentinel/Getty ImagesCasey Anthony's first interview since being acquitted in 2011 of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee's murder didn't offer the insights or answers so many people were hoping it might. (Unless you consider Anthony's disturbing admission that she sleeps "pretty good" an insight.) But it did succeed in making some people very upset -- especially her parents. In a statement given to People through their attorney, George and Cindy Anthony say they're hurt by Casey's continued implications that George was somehow involved in Caylee's death, and that they're trying to "move forward" from that time in their lives.


The statement reads:

After years of silence, Casey Anthony has decided to complete an interview and has once again pointed to George Anthony, her father, as a suspect in the disappearance and death of his granddaughter, Caylee.

George, who has continued to try and move forward from this tragedy and who was vindicated on multiple occasions, is once again forced to relive the hints, rumors, lies and allegations that are being made by Casey Anthony. He has specifically stated that 'his heart hurts even more now.'

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While George was never charged in connection with Caylee's death, during Casey's trial the defense team accused her father of both molesting Casey as a child and helping her to cover up Cayelee's death after she accidentally drowned. Casey didn't directly mention these allegations during her recent interview with the AP, but she still managed to imply that her father is guilty of something:

"Cops believe other cops," she said. "Cops tend to victimize the victims ... Cops lie to people every day. I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied. My dad was a cop, you can read into that what you want to."

The question is, what does Casey want everybody to read into that? That her father lied? That he victimized her? Clearly she feels like her father was not on her side -- but if George is innocent, as the prosecution seemed to believe, then how could he be on Casey's side? 

It's an unthinkable position for any parent to be in: Not only did George and Cindy lose their grandchild in a horrible way, but they've been forced to live with the distinct possibility that their own daughter is responsible for her death. It's no surprise that, according to sources, Casey hasn't spoken to her family for over a year -- or that their relations have reportedly been strained since her acquittal. Barring the possibility of a reconciliation with their daughter (which sources also say George and Cindy do still want), the best these parents can hope for is to somehow move on with their lives. But with Casey back in the news -- making veiled accusations about George, no less -- how can they ever start over?

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Casey, on the other hand, seems to be moving on just fine. The 30-year-old works for and lives in the home of the lead investigator on her case, and says she doesn't "give a sh*t" what anyone thinks about her. 

Obviously, "anyone" includes her parents. But if Casey isn't interested in making peace with her family, the least she can do is leave them alone and stop dragging their names back into the spotlight. Nothing will ever bring Caylee back, but this family deserves a chance to heal and honor her memory in peace.

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