Casey Anthony filed for bankruptcy Friday.
In 2011, Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two year-old daughter in a trial that riveted the country. Not surprisingly, the trial left her nearly broke.
Responding to the bankruptcy filing, the attorney representing Zenaida Gonzalez in her defamation case against Anthony called it a mere delay tactic.
"We are not deterred and will stay the course,” said Matt Morgan of Anthony’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which reveals $1,084 in personal property.
Compared to $792,119.23 in liabilities.
That's a lot of debt, and sure enough, Casey Anthony provided a list of nearly 100 people and companies who have claims or possible claims against her.
They include her former attorney Jose Baez for $500,000, the IRS in the amount of $68,540 and the Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office for $145,660.21.
Even her own parents are listed, albeit without an amount.
“This is the next step towards closure for me,” Anthony told CBS affiliate KPHO. “These are the things holding me back. This is the key for me to move forward.”
Charles Greene, the civil attorney defending Anthony in the Gonzalez lawsuit, told the station “Casey hoped the case would be over in January."
"This has been a battle for five years. Emotionally and physically, she can’t go on for another year. She needs a clean slate from a financial perspective.”
The goal of the bankruptcy is to give Casey a fresh start financially, said Greene, who added that his client has no financial windfall projects pending.
“There are no contracts, no movie or book deals,” he said.