Casey Anthony has largely remained in hiding since being released from jail in August 2011, but found some time to reflect on the beach recently.
In a rare interview with CBS 5 AZ, Anthony said her recent bankruptcy filing is another step toward closure, and “the key for me to move forward.”
In one photo, Casey is seen sitting in a lounge chair in a tank top on a Florida beach reading a book; others show her celebrating with her legal team.
“She needs closure in this matter in order to move on with life,” her civil attorney Charles Greene told the site on behalf of his controversial client.
Casey recently had two of her four convictions thrown out for lying to authorities during the investigation into the disappearance of daughter Caylee.
She still faces a lawsuit from Zenaida Gonzalez for defamation; Casey originally claimed that a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez kidnapped Caylee.
“These are the things holding me back,” Casey said.
“Casey hoped the (Zenaida Gonzalez) civil case would be over in January,” Greene said. “This has been an ongoing battle for close to five years."
"Emotionally and physically, she can’t go on for another year."
"She needs a clean slate from a financial perspective.”
Clean slate or not, the bankrupt Casey Anthony is about $800,000 in the hole and pretty much unable to make money, so, good luck with that.