Casey Anthony "Dreading" Upcoming Court Date

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Earlier this week, Casey Anthony's attorneys accepted a subpoena that forces her to testify in a civil lawsuit, and she is not happy about it.

Anthony, 26, is angry that it will affect her plans to leave the U.S. after her probation ends in August, as she must be available to testify.

Says a source close to the accused child killer:

C. Anthony

"Casey was really hoping to leave Florida and never look back. She was really ready to move on with her life. This has ruined everything."

Anthony will have to answer tough questions about her statements in the days after her daughter, Caylee Anthony, was reported missing.

She claimed that a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped the little girl, an allegation that turned out to be entirely untrue.

Now a woman by the same name is suing Anthony for defamation.

"Casey just wants this case to go away," says the source. "She definitely doesn't want to testify, and she's annoyed that she has to."

These days, Anthony is living in seclusion in South Florida.

She must stay in the state due to her probation for check fraud, and ventures out only infrequently, afraid that she will be recognized.

But according to two individuals close to her, she looks much different. "Quite honestly, she's gained a few pounds," says the source.

"She does nothing but sit in front of her computer and eat."

Casey Anthony remains unemployed and broke, and, according to probation reports, she recently stopped attending counseling.

One thing she does do: speak regularly with her mom.

Sources close to the Anthony family have confirmed that Casey began mending her relationship with Cindy several months ago.

She does not communicate with her father, George Anthony, whom she accused of molesting her during her murder trial.

Anthony will return to the Orange County courthouse to testify in January 2013, possibly sooner, as a result of Gonzalez's lawsuit.

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