In my previous “Exposing the Myths” posts, I’ve comprehensively debunked both the chloroform and the duct tape myths still being bandied around by the misinformed & clueless masses. Click the links to read both posts if you haven’t already.
Now it’s time to take a look at the alleged “31 Days of Partying” by Casey Anthony.
The favorite myths surrounding this much discussed period go something like this:
“But Casey went out partying every night during the 31 days while her daughter was missing. We’ve SEEN all the photographs! She murdered her daughter THEN went out partying & celebrating like nothing ever happened. She must be guilty!”
More BS yet again. This is what the media portrayed and the prosecution also tried to have you believe throughout the trial.
It simply wasn’t true.
Do you remember how a lot of the TV pundits could never quite work out how Casey managed to have so many different hairstyles and hair lengths in all the “photographic evidence” they paraded around every night?
The reason for that was no mystery – it was because most of those pictures were not only taken from Casey’s own PhotoBucket & Facebook accounts – they were also taken over the previous few years – for example at Casey’s 21st birthday party and other parties she attended. And some of the people that took those pictures couldn’t wait to cash in by selling them to the highest bidder.
Am I saying ALL the photographs are old ones? No I’m not. The only valid pictures relating to the “31 days” period were the few taken at Fusian around June 20th – although there’s even debate as to the exact dates – but for now we’ll say they were.
They were the famous “Hot Body Contest” pictures of Casey that everyone gasped at. Here they are again just in case you missed them on the TV every morning, noon & night for the past 3 years:
So DID Casey “party” during those 31 days Casey was allegedly missing? Well it certainly wasn’t for 31 days – but to answer the question – YES and NO.
If you recall, Casey’s boyfriend at that time was Tony “The Snitch” Lazzaro. This is the guy that happily wore a wire for Law Enforcement – then coerced Lee Anthony into his car in the hope he’d “spill” something and incriminate Casey. What a loser.
Anyways – Lazzaro testified that he ran a DJ & Promotions company (at that time), and developed different promotions for local night clubs. He also testified that Casey was active in helping him with his club promotions.
“The Snitch” made Casey the boss of the shot girls in the club – as some of them duly testified at the trial. Casey’s job was to supervise them, answer their questions, tell them what to do and how to dress etc.
It was on one of these nights that Casey participated in the “Hot Body Contest” at Fusian nightclub. Maria Kissh, a girlfriend of one of Lazzaro’s roommates was at Fusian on “June 20th 2008”, the night of the contest. She testified at trial that Casey was actually SUPERVISING the shot girls that night. So you can safely say Casey was not just randomly partying at clubs. She was there because that’s where she worked.
So the infamous “Casey Partying at Fusian” pics again were a total fallacy concocted by the media and the prosecution to try and make Casey look like a 24/7 party girl and really bad Mother.
While on that subject… Casey was an awesome Mother, as everyone who testified during the trial confirmed. I’d even go as far to say she was way better than most Mothers out there.
There was no “31 Days of Partying” by Casey. This is Casey, not Paris Hilton.
Casey was at Fusian working, in an attempt to cope with the situation she found herself in at that time. Casey also KNEW (during those 31 days) that Caylee was NOT missing. Not because she had been murdered or anything along those lines, but she just KNEW Caylee wasn’t missing during that time. You’ll have to wait for the next part in this series for the reason why I say this – then it’ll become clear.
In addition, Casey had “lost the plot” based on everything that’d happened over the previous few weeks (and over the previous years). I mean totally lost the plot. This was not Casey “partying” & “celebrating” because she’d murdered her daughter. No way. That’s one of the most ridiculous suggestion ever made. Casey was trying to cope with the situation she’d just found herself in, and this was one of the ways she did it.
For once, we’re actually getting into an area beyond my scope at this point, as I’m not a psychiatrist – but Keith Ablow is – and here are his thoughts & comments on the specifics of Casey’s behavior during this 31 day period.
Listen to his theory & explanation, especially his comments right at the end of the interview:
Dr Keith Ablow\'s Theory on Casey Anthony\'s 31 days behavior
I’ll finish off this post with a few paragraphs directly from C. Rich’s acclaimed book: “The Casey Anthony Trial – The Prosecution of Beauty” – which is an amazing read. If you have an interest in this case (and I’m kinda guessing you have) then I’d strongly recommend you get hold of a copy. Details here:
The Dismantlement of the Casey Anthony Myth:
You can take your teddy bear called illusion to bed with you, if you still want to.
However, you should be very angry. You have been lied to for years and they fooled so many of you. For three years, they have made you believe that all those photos of Casey partying was her life. You thought she was a party girl out of control.
You believed it so much, that you attached motive to it. In all murder cases, part of a conviction or an element of it, is motive. The reason why someone killed another almost always needs to be answered to put someone to death. Here you took a complete and total fabrication and wrapped it all up in a bow called motive.
You were told that the reason Casey just suddenly planned the murder of her own child was because she needed Caylee out of the way so she could go clubbing. How bad do you feel now?
One person after the other said Casey was not a real drinker and most of the time would not drink and if she did, she would leave and go home early. Now we know that most of all the pictures you saw were Casey working for Tony and helping him pack the club. The woman was not a party girl. She was a young mother who tried to balance being in her twenties and being a single mom. She did better than most women in that situation did.
By almost everyone’s account, this woman was a good mom. You can thank the prosecution for bringing that to you. Again, you should be angry. Instead, so many are trying to hold on to all the illusions you were spoon-fed. You cling on to the lies.
Watching the truth come out is something else. Watching the state acting like the truth is not availing itself each and every day of the trial and still trying to prosecute the myth is something to see. Casey Anthony was not a drunk party girl and nothing can be clearer listening to the people who knew her.
Shame on every single one of you still holding on to the myth, when the truth is there for all to see. Shame on you. No way had she killed her child! No freaking way! The whole image they created was a lie and they still act as if they want to kill her.
– C. Rich.
By the way – I hadn’t forgotten about a few other favorite myths of the media and the prosecution either, namely the “decomposition“, “the tattoo” and the “heart shaped sticker” tripe… so I’ll tackle those right here and now:
DECOMPOSITION: What decomposition? This was fantasy forensics at its finest. There were no decomposition “stains” in the trunk, nor was there an “outline” OR “silhouette” of Caylee there either. A few people noted “a smell” from the trunk, most people testified that they did not. Garbage. Literally. The only person reporting “the smell of death” from the Pontiac was – surprise, surprise – George Anthony as he tried to lay the blame on Casey.
If you want to know THE REAL REASON for the smell in the Pontiac trunk – and how Law Enforcement intentionally dried it out to destroy the evidence – let Jose Baez explain it to you here, from his Opening Statements, May 24 2011:
Defense Opening Statements - May 24th 2011 - Part 6
THE TATTOO: Casey’s famous “Bella Vita” (Beautiful Life) tattoo that everyone jumped all over. That was done IN MEMORY of Caylee. It was not done to celebrate Casey’s new found freedom after just murdering her daughter. More LIES & BS from the media & prosecution yet again!
THE HEART SHAPED STICKER: What heart shaped sticker??? More blatant LIES from a cesspool masquerading as “the prosecution”. It never existed in relation to Caylee. A figment of imagination again. The only heart shaped “evidence” was a piece of cardboard found 10 feet away from the remains – and that allegedly had a heart shaped emblem stuck on it. Not to be confused with the alleged sighting of a “partial image” of a heart shape on a piece of duct tape that the FBI couldn’t even photograph. This – like a lot of other “evidence” should never even have been allowed into the trial in the first place. You just cannot introduce non-existent evidence into a trial in the hope it’ll materialze at some later date.
Here’s Cheney Mason briefly clarifying the mysterious heart shaped image & duct tape, during his request for an acquittal based on the State’s fabrication of evidence & ongoing lies (June 15th 2011):
CM Exposing Duct Tape Myth video
Well folks – that just about ties up the 3rd post in my “Exposing The Myths” series.
In my next post I’ll be revealing my own personal theory on what I believe happened to Caylee Anthony on that fateful day of June 16th 2008, and the chain of events that unfolded afterwards.
It might not be pleasant, and it certainly won’t be what most people would like to hear – but I’ve come this far so I may as well finish the job off.
In the meantime, and as always, feel free to post your comments below.