'Why give her platform to lie?' Peacock docu slammed as Casey Anthony speaks up 14 years after daughter's murder

Casey Anthony was controversially acquitted of the murder of her two-year-old daughter

'Why give her platform to lie?' Peacock docu slammed as Casey Anthony speaks up 14 years after daughter's murder
Casey Anthony, who was accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter (inset) in 2008, giving her first on-camera interview about the case (@peacock/Twitter and Orange County Sheriff's Office)
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Warning: This article contains a recollection of crime and can be triggering to some, readers' discretion advised.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Casey Anthony, who was controversially acquitted of the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, has given an on-camera interview in a new, three-part docuseries for Peacock for the first time since her acquittal. Peacock released the teaser trailer on Twitter for ‘Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies’ on Tuesday, November 8. The docuseries will be released on November 29. "After 11 years, Casey Anthony breaks her silence for the first time on camera,” the synopsis reads.

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The 38-second clip shows the 36-year-old Anthony nervously fixing her hair, looking into the camera as the interview begins with the interviewer asking, “Why talk to me now, when you’re not getting creative control?” “Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt. Casey had never given an in-depth interview explaining her actions until now," said Director Alexandra Dean, as quoted by New York Post, whose previous work includes 'This Is Paris' and 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.' 

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However, the trailer has been met with some displeasure. One of the netizens said, "Why give her a platform to lie? We all know she’s guilty. This is just giving her attention. It’s gross." "Nope. Never. She got away with murder & forever branded her dad an incest molester. She’s the worst. I won’t watch. Sorry," wrote another user. While one more added, "Yikes! Not a great idea. Who gave this a green light? We need to stop obsessing over these awful people."

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The criticism continued with one saying, "I normally don't chime in on things, if I'm not interested in them, and am a big proponent in the notion that you can just keep scrolling. This, however, is a hearty no thank you. Do not need to have this out in the world." Another expressed of going ahead with subscription cancellation. The person wrote, "Cancelling @peacock, and this is so repugnant that I'll never forget it, so I won't be restarting a sub. Ever." On the other hand, a user commented by saying, "Probably best to terminate employment for the people who thought this was a good idea."

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Details of 2008 murder

As previously reported, on July 15, 2008, Casey's mother Cindy reported that her granddaughter was missing after not seeing her for 31 days and suspected that her daughter Casey had murdered Caylee. She informed officials that Casey's car trunk was smelling like a dead body. Following this, Casey was caught lying to detectives, telling them her two-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by a nanny on June 9, 2008. Caylee's body was discovered in December, wrapped in a blanket inside a trash bag. The mother was charged with first-degree murder in October 2008 and pleaded not guilty. However, she was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. With her due term served, she was released on July 17, 2011, but since then, she has met with public outrage and media trials.

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