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George and Cindy Anthony on Larry King Live

Updated on May 11, 2011

George and Cindy Anthony

Cindy Anthony grabs attorney, Brad Conway's leg when he says something Cindy Anthony disagrees with.
Cindy Anthony grabs attorney, Brad Conway's leg when he says something Cindy Anthony disagrees with.

May 13, 2009

If you missed Larry King Live, with George and Cindy Anthony, here's a brief summary of the show:

Essentially, George Anthony said that any "sensible" person would stand behind his daughter, regardless of the situation.

The Anthony's voiced their frustrations about having their conversations with Casey Anthony recorded and aired on television. Larry King posed the question: but if Casey Anthony is not guilty of this crime, what does it matter if the interviews are recorded? George Anthony turned beat red, took a deep breath, and Cindy Anthony took over the conversation. Cindy Anthony seemed to change the subject rather quickly.

Larry King discussed the way Caylee' Anthony's body was disposed of. He mentioned the duct tape on Caylee Anthony's skull. Brad Conway, George and Cindy Anthony's attorney, said he doubts the duct tape was on the skull. Brad Conway also claimed that "There was no heart shaped sticker on the duct tape. This was speculation."

Cindy Anthony voiced her opinions about bloggers and their critics. She said that a lot of people support her and her husband, George Anthony. However, Cindy Anthony claimed that bloggers do not support them because bloggers need more positivity in their lives. She also said that it's sad that bloggers spend their lives pointing out negative things about the Anthony's. Essentially, the only people who do not support the Anthony's are "bloggers."

Cindy said that "there is no motive" for Casey Anthony to kill Caylee. She maintains that Casey was a good mother.

Larry King asked about the pictures of Casey Anthony partying while Caylee Anthony was missing. Cindy Anthony said: "That was just one picture. One time."

During the interview, Larry King asked about Casey Anthony's diary. Brad Conway and Cindy Anthony had a disagreement over the diary entry. Cindy Anthony's hand swooped down and she literally grabbed her attorney's leg while he is spoke. She attempted to correct Brad's statements and made it clear that she disagreed with Mr. Conway, regarding Casey Anthony's diary.

(My prediction: The Anthony's will fire their attorney soon.)

George and Cindy Anthony release this message to their critics:

"A message to everyone that wants to see something good come from a tragedy. The last 9 months have been a living hell for my family and no one could possibly understand. There is no reason for any of this and there are no answers that will ever make things better.

How does one deal with things they do not understand? Everyone deals with their emotions differently. Some keep things bottled up, others get angry and look only for the negative. With a good support system, anyone can deal with these emotions and turn them into a positive outcome. This is what our family is trying to do by creating Caylee Marie’s foundation. Doing so will give us a focus off the negative and allow us to heal by helping others.

We know that the months ahead will be difficult; however, we are willing to move ahead and turn the tragic loss of our Caylee into a living tribute to her very existence. You see the love in our family is strong, and no matter what will be placed in our path, our love for her will be the driving force.

Some want us to do things differently, to those who disagree with what we do, all I can say to them is that this is our way to cope. This is our way to grieve, and our way to honor our Caylee Marie." ~ George & Cindy Anthony


Larry King: George and Cindy Anthony respond to critics


My opinion: The Anthony's exhibited bizare behavior, as usual. Brad Conway should not have commented on evidence in the case. It's not his place to do so. The contradictions were clear in this interview and it did nothing to help the Anthony's or their daughter. Especially, the questions regarding the "smell" she reported in her 911 call (Cindy stated that her fridge smells bad sometimes, too) and the pictures of Casey partying while Caylee was missing ("it was one time" she huffed, as if to say "big deal").

Did anyone else watch this interview? What are your opinions?

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      Jo Kemp 

      6 years ago

      Casey thought she could get away with this murder and go on with her life without any responsibility. She wanted to work in that club and party all the time. I think she had Caylee to try and become normal but that didn't work because her mother was more of a mom to Caylee than she was so part of the murder was to punish her mom. The whole family is seriously in need of professional help. The is a whole other side to Cindy than she protrayed on the stand. She has a real mean side to her and I believe that is where Casey gets it from. People say that Casey will have to live with what she has done for the rest of her life. I got news for you - she does not care. Just cares about her own self and that is all. She does not possess that element that makes us human. She could watch someone fall off a cliff and not feel one thing. She is probably one of the most dangerous kinds of human beings. Ones that are dead inside. She is situationally dangerous. She is not a stalker but if you are in a situation where you get in her way and she sees what she perceives as a way to get rid of you, she would have no problem doing away with you. She'd never feel any remorse. It is too bad that schools can't somehow test for this kind of mental illness. Caught early maybe something could have been done. At least prevent her from being left alone with anyone not capable of defending themselves against her.

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      7 years ago

      what i don't understand she knew Caylee was dead well before the trial, i would think she told Baez that also before. for Casey was the last person Caylee saw before her little eyes were closed for the last time. All evidence has pointed out toward her guilt. Now she's not going to have any peace throughout her life.She will be continually watching her back, in fear as she seems to be now.

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      7 years ago

      This family was so guilty of at least hiding the crime that I can smell it from here! No one in the family is innocent ! They all should have been tried together.......:-}

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      The whole thing made for some pretty intense debate. I feel like there's more to the story, maybe more that the jury heard that we didn't. They must have had some reason, whatever it was, that she was not guilty? I don't know, none of it really added up right.

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      7 years ago, if the defense lawyers believe she acted normally for someone in her circumstances, why are there no mental health expert's and professional's testimony to this fact in this case?

      i do not understand why the defense team think they can prove their case without these types of backing...i see no evidence from any expert on the mental health issues casey claims to have...

      was she not seen by any professional when they decided to go this route with her case? where is their evidence she is so affected by her dysfunctional past?

      personally, i find her family somewhat dysfunctional, but more the 'garden-variety', not super-dysfunctional, as she claims...and no testimony about the mental health issues they claim just make their claim hard for me to buy...

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      7 years ago

      I just don't think Casey would be sitting there, all smug and, at times laughing, if she wasn't a cold-blooded killer. She's pissed that she got caught, and her family is DEFINITELY covering up for her! Are you kidding me? I am livid, and I'm so afraid that she is going to walk on a technicality! God knows, there's been enough of them! The defense is the epitome of red-neck lawyers in WAY over their heads, and their "expert" witnesses are not so "expert" after all! I think Casey should be disposed of in the same manor as poor Caylee. Hmmm, now THERE"S a sentence!

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      Kathleen Lourds Murphy 

      7 years ago

      Has anyone considered that Casey may have been giving regular doses of chloroform to Caylee to allow her to sleep earlier, and then to sneak off and go party with her friends? Perhaps Casey gave a too concentrated dose of chloroform to Caylee, inevitably killing her, and she panicked. So she or her family could have hidden the body. Just an idea.

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      7 years ago

      I think most of you bloggers are being very harsh to George & Cindy Anthony. I myself believe Cindy whole heartedly. she loved her Granddaughter. she was a complete basket case on the witness stand. I believe George was a great father/ Grandfather. and it was just another one of Caseys unforgetable lies, that George molested her! she threw her own father and brother under the bus to save herself! she is one sick, twisted girl. and before you go judging Caseys parents. think about would you feel if you lost your granddaughter, and then come to find out your own daughter had something to do with her disappearance? would you abandon her, disown her? or would you still love her reguardless? because thats what real mothers do. they love their kids no matter what they do. that doesnt mean Cindy didnt love little Caylee too. she did, in fact i believe Caylee was in the best hands when she was with her Grandmother Cindy. I wish Casey just turned her rights over to Cindy, then Little Caylee would still be alive. and Casey could go on living her rather pathic partying lifestyle!!!!

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      7 years ago

      We are all looking at this from such a different perspective than anyone in the Anthony family is capable of having. let us not forget. George & Cindy adored Caylee. The ONLY one who had any information on where this child was.... Casey. They were desperate to believe what Casey was telling them in hopes of finding Caylee alive. Now that Caylee has been confirmed dead Cindy needs to be able to find a way to explain away all the evidence in order to believe that her child is not capable of doing such a horrible thing. I know since Casey has made these allegations against her father he truly knows what his daughter is, but is standing behind his wife. Even Jeffrey Dahmer's parents lived in a relative state of denial.

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      7 years ago

      As Cindy Anthony listed all of Casey Anthony's fabricated stories (while on the stand), I couldn't believe she (or anyone) would buy into these stories.

      It's the perfect strategy for Baez (ex: They knew Caylee was dead. Think about it, who would believe all these crazy stories?), but I really think Cindy Anthony believed every word that came out of Casey's mouth. George? Not so much. He wasn't allowed to voice his opinion, though. Cindy wanted the wool pulled over her eyes. She didn't want to deal with the reality that her daughter was a wacko.

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      Jaelyn Madison 

      7 years ago

      My daughter Ryanne is the same age as Caylee, so this has always bothered me. I can't believe Casey's parents didn't get her help long ago. This is the most disfunctional family I've ever seen. Obviously the MO in this family is to cover for Casey no matter what she does.

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      7 years ago

      My daughter is Casey's age, my granddaughter was born the same month as Caylee. I could not forgive my daughter for most of the things that we KNOW Casey has done. Caylee never had a chance, not just because of her mother but because of her grandparents and uncle. Casey's behavior is inexcusable. I am convinced she is devoid of a conscience and question whether or not she even has a soul. But I feel that way about the entire family. What is wrong with these people? They behave as though, because they are the Anthonys, the authorities have somehow intruded on thier right to handle things within the family. They claim to love Caylee. Anyone who really loved that child would want Casey to remain behind bars for the rest of her life. The only true victim is Caylee. Not Casey. Not Cindy. Not George. They disgust me, and I can no longer bear to watch Cindy's overly confident display of arrogance when she smacks gum during a court proceeding. And then goes on to demand that they remove the attorney from her sight. That kind of gives you an idea of how business is conducted behind closed doors in the Anthony home. Casey is more like her mother than I first believed. I fear poor little Caylee's last concious moments were of Casey taking Cindy's nastiness to the next level. As for George, Cindy destroyed his manhood a long time ago. I don't think we have been watching an outraged father and grandfather. I think his anger stems from the frustration of knowing that the world see him for the wimp he is!

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      9 years ago

      Kathryne, I respect your opinion, but I believe whoever did this is heartless and cold. Caylee Anthony wasn't buried, she was tossed into a trash bag and dumped like trash in an abandoned lot. According to all documents, the heart shaped sticker was placed over the duct tape - which was WRAPPED around the child's head. Wrapping duct tape around a person's head is a very aggressive act.

      Everything was a calculated. The murderer grabbed a garbage bag, a roll of duct tape, and a heart sticker. This hardly seems like a freak and panic thing. Just my opinion, of course.

      I still think it's possible for her to get a fair trial. I've mentioned the name Casey Anthony, and believe it or not, I still have family members and friends (one in Florida) that have not heard about the case. I don't think it will be an easy task to select a jury but I remember the media coverage of the O.J. trial. Anything is possible.

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      Kathryne, NE 

      9 years ago

      You have to feel for George and Cindy. Casey and Caylee are their family. The truth of the matter is that only God and Casey know the 100% undeniable truth. Casey is undoubtably a liar, but that does not make her a murderer. This case has been so overwhelming from the beginning. There has been a massive amount of media coverage which has led to speculation being spread around like wild fire. In my opinion I don't think that she will get a fair trail. My beliefs regarding Caylee's death are that if Casey was involved I think there was an accident, she reacted by panicking and did the wrong thing and tried to cover it up by burying her daughter and memorializing her grave site with the heart sticks, blanket, and whatnot. I am not saying that this makes it any less of a sick crime but it may mean that Casey is not as cold hearted as she is being made out to be.

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      9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Good work!

      I saw it...hmm, it's all too weird. I just don't know. The only thing I do know is that she won't be getting a fair trial. Thanks television! =P

      My only suggestion would maybe add little text blurbs under the vid to maybe give people a reason why you showed them the vid.

      Otherwise, doing great...keep it up!


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