Casey Anthony speaks on baby sitter in deposition
FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2013 file photo, Casey Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa, Fla., after a bankruptcy hearing. The trustee overseeing Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case has filed a motion to sell the rights to her story so she can pay her debts. In a motion filed Friday, March 18, 2013, in federal court in Tampa, Fla., trustee Stephen Meininger asked Judge K. Rodney May for permission to sell the "exclusive worldwide rights" of Anthony's life story. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)
Casey Anthony leaves the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla., with a U.S. Marshal after a bankruptcy hearing Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Anthony has not made any public appearances since she left jail after being acquitted in 2011 for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Attorney Jose Baez escorts Casey Anthony, as she leaves the Orange County Corrections Facility on Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Casey Anthony smiles as her attorney Jose Baez arrives in court before the start of her sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was found guilty of lying to law enforcement officers but not guilty of murder charges. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Casey Anthony, with her attorney Jose Baez, left, approaches the podium to hear Judge Belvin Perry confirm that she is not guilty of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
A photo of Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Anthony that was entered into evidence is seen on a courtroom monitor at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Casey is on trial for the murder of her daughter Caylee. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony maintains that a baby sitter her attorney acknowledged was fabricated at her 2011 murder trial is a real person.
Anthony, who has been in hiding since her trial, was questioned in a Jan. 23 deposition related to her ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. A transcript of the deposition was filed Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., federal court.
Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. After Caylee disappeared in 2008, Anthony told investigators a baby sitter named Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped the toddler. The Kissimmee, Fla., woman sued Anthony, claiming her reputation has been ruined.
According to the transcript, Anthony told Gonzalez's attorneys she met the baby sitter at Universal Studios in 2006 and the women were friends for a little over a year. She said she left Caylee in her care on one occasion in 2006.
The baby sitter did not actually kidnap Caylee, nor did the woman suing for defamation, Anthony said. She declined to answer the attorneys' questions about why she had lied to investigators.
Anthony waited a month before reporting Caylee missing. The trial ended in her acquittal on the murder charge, but she was convicted on charges of lying to law enforcement.
During the contentious deposition, Anthony declined to answer many questions and she refused to answer all questions about her daughter. Gonzalez's attorneys plan to ask a judge to compel her to respond. A hearing on that motion is scheduled next week.
"Now, is there any way in the world that you could suggest to me that I might find this person to see if she ever existed?" Gonzalez's attorney Keith Mitnik asked Anthony.
Anthony replied, "I don't know if you could or not, sir."
During her murder trial, Anthony's attorney Jose Baez told jurors the baby sitter story was fabricated. During the deposition, Anthony's attorney Cheney Mason said she was not responsible for Baez's statements in court.