Newly-discovered video diary could create more legal problems for Casey Anthony



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.,None - A newly-discovered video diary that was posted online could end up creating more legal problems for Casey Anthony. Also, a man is claiming he's the one who posted the video to keep Casey from making any money.

The video, posted on YouTube, was the first time that 25-year-old Casey has been seen or heard from since she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.

Casey's attorney confirmed that it is Casey in the video, but Cheney Mason said it was posted without permission.



Casey's attorney said the video was for a personal video diary and counseling. She said she didn't authorize anyone to publish it and doesn't know how someone got it off her computer.

The attorney representing Zenaida Gonzalez who is suing Casey in civil court said it proves Casey should have to be forced to answer questions under oath in that case.

Matt Morgan said he plans to file a motion next week. He said he will make the argument that if Casey can appear in a video in front of thousands, she can talk inside a courtroom.

Gonzalez has the same name as the fictional nanny Casey said kidnapped Caylee.

A judge decided Casey didn't need to give another deposition in the case. Gonzalez's lawyer said the new video could change the judge's mind.

"Look, she's out here disclosing video diaries to the public," said Morgan. "Why can't she talk in a courtroom?"

But Casey's attorney said the video was never supposed to go public and it was hacked off of her personal computer.

In the four minute and 16 second long video, Casey appears with blond hair and wearing glasses and talks about being on probation, but never mentions her murder trial. She described it as her very first video diary.

Some of her words have been edited out, and others have been muted out. The apparent webcam video has been converted to black and white.

Casey uses the word "I" 48 times during the video, and she said she might get off probation early.  Casey also said her probation has been a blessing and she has adopted a dog.

"Even if I get off probation early, I'll still be here at least until February," said Casey.

Casey said the video was recorded on Oct. 13, 2011, and said she paid for the computer. However, Casey told the State Department of Corrections that she has no income.

"It's kind of nice finally being able to say that I have some belongings that are mine that I'll be able to take with me after I leave here next year. Hmm, kind of funny to think about," Casey said.

Contrary to the photographs and video that she has been a part of in her past, Casey stated in the video that she is camera-shy.

"It's a little scary because I hate being on camera, but I don't know. I need to conquer that fear at some point and this is a good start. So, here's hoping," Casey said.

The man who claims he's the one who posted Casey Anthony's video diary on YouTube said he did it to keep Casey from making any money.

Jon Briley, who runs, appeared on a national TV interview to explain how he claims he found the video.

"There was a picture that was posted onto our site it was a picture of the video," he said.

Briley said he searched the internet and found the video on several sites, but said it was being sold for $5.

He claims he eventually found a free link for the video and he put it on YouTube and his website. That link was later pulled down.

"The reason I uploaded it was so it was free for everybody, there would be no paying for it, and no money made off of it," he said.

The video has been reposted on YouTube more than two dozen times.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for Casey's parents released a statement saying, "They are concerned that the release of this video or any future videos could endanger their daughter. Cindy and George hope that Casey remains safe wherever she may be."

Their lawyer said Cindy and George just learned about the video blog on Thursday.

Casey said the YouTube video was the first of her video recordings, and that there were more to come, along with audio recordings.

Casey has been in hiding and under threat since she was found not guilty of murdering Caylee.