Report: Reclusive, Casey Anthony Dreading Court Date

by | May 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM | General

Casey Anthony has slowly but surely faded from the intense, often vitriolic, glare of the media spotlight in recent months.

She intended to fade from life in the United States, too, escaping the spite of a sizable contingent of Americans who still believe she got away with killing her daughter, Caylee Anthony.

And while she did escape murder charges, Casey Anthony will again be forced to appear in a Florida courthouse, People Magazine reports.

Anthony’s lawyers submitted to a subpoena forcing her to take the stand in a civil case that alleges damages to a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez.

In the days after her daughter disappeared, Anthony told police that a babysitter by the name of Zenaida Gonzalez had been watching Caylee.

Now, the real life Zenaida Gonzalez is taking Anthony to court for defamation.

Apparently, the 26-year-old, crime-tainted celebrity isn’t too happy about that.

While she wanted to leave the country, “this ruins everything,” a source told People.

“Casey just wants this case to go away,” the source said. “She definitely doesn’t want to testify, and she’s annoyed that she has to.”

The magazine described Anthony as living the life of a recluse, afraid to be recognized in public. There are also concerns that her forced court appearance will show a less flattering side of Anthony that has emerged since her criminal trial.

“Quite honestly, she’s gained a few pounds,” the source told People. “She does nothing but sit in front of her computer and eat.”

Anthony is scheduled to appear at the Orange County courthouse in Florida to testify in January 2013, People reports.