"I didn't do what I was accused of, but I fought for three years," she said. "Not just for me, but for my daughter."
Casey Anthony is not going to hold back on anything in an upcoming TV documentary, a source close to her told PEOPLE.
"She's waited almost 14 years to really talk deeply about her experience," the source said. "She's now getting ready to tell her truth. She feels like it's time." 36-year-old Anthony was arrested in 2008 for the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. For about six months, several volunteers went on a nationwide search for the toddler following up on hundreds of leads.
In December that year Caylee's remains were found in a wooded area near the family home. This led to Anthony being charged with murder. Her 2011 trial had nearly 40 million people watching. Anthony was infamously acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges on July 5, 2011—but convicted of four counts of lying to police.
In 2017, Anthony spoke for the first time about the trial in an interview with the Associated Press. During the interview, which was not on camera, Anthony acknowledged that the public didn't like her—but claimed that she didn't care.
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"I don't give a s--- about what anyone thinks about me, I never will," she told the outlet. "Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do."
"I didn't do what I was accused of, but I fought for three years," she continued. "Not just for me, but for my daughter."
In the same interview Anthony spoke about how she has attempted to maintain a social life. She used to go out for drinks with her friends where she would meet men who would offer to buy her drinks. She went on to say she dated a few people but she now maintains a low profile. However, she made headlines last year when she got into a bar fight with a woman who was competing for the same man. The woman allegedly poured a drink on Anthony after a verbal altercation.
Mostly, Anthony lives a quiet life in South Florida and avoids the spotlight.
"Since she got out of jail, she's kept to herself," the source close to Anthony shared, "and people are always talking s--- about her. Every few months, a story about what she's doing is published, and you guys [the media] just say whatever you want to say. But now she feels like it's time for her to set the record straight and say what she needs to say. She wants her voice to be heard."
It's unclear whether Anthony has already given the interview, which will air on a major streaming service. A release date has not yet been set.
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