Attorneys for Casey Anthony have asked her Chapter 7 bankruptcy judge to prevent her from having to answer the questions of a woman suing her for defamation, Zenaida Gonzalez.
Gonzalez's attorneys scheduled Anthony for a deposition on Wednesday. But in a new motion, Anthony's attorneys argue the question-and-answer session shouldn't happen.
Referring to Gonzalez as a "principal orchestrator of the media circus," her lawyers write that Gonzalez's claim lacks merit, and the deposition was scheduled without their consultation.
The motion also states that, if the deposition is allowed to move forward, Anthony would decline to answer questions about her daughter's death, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.
Gonzalez's attorney Matt Morgan, after announcing the deposition last month, said Anthony would not be able to utilize those protections, because her criminal case has fully resolved.
Anthony was charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee, but later acquitted of all major charges at trial in 2011. She has been living in hiding ever since.
Gonzalez sued after Anthony claimed a similarly named nanny kidnapped Caylee. Investigators determined that the nanny didn't exist, but not before Gonzalez was linked to the case.
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