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Casey Anthony Gets The 'E! True Hollywood Story' Treatment

First Posted: 10/18/11 08:17 PM ET Updated: 12/18/11 05:12 AM ET

Casey Anthony, the woman a Florida probation spokeswoman once called "one of the most hated women in America," will now have the dubious honor of seeing her murder trial rehashed in a way that's usually reserved for celebrities battling chemical dependence or the stigma of being a child star.

"E! True Hollywood Story: Casey Anthony" airs on Wednesday, October 19 10:00 p.m. ET.

The one-hour show includes exclusive interviews with Anthony's former friends, boyfriends and defense attorneys, as well as experts and journalists who were in the courtroom as the trial unfolded, including this reporter.

On July 5, after a lengthy and controversial trial, a jury of seven women and five men acquitted Anthony, 25, of killing her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee, but found her guilty of lying to investigators. The child's remains were found in December 2008 near the Anthony family home, some six months after she was last seen.

During her first-degree murder trial, Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, said Caylee had drowned in the family swimming pool. The revelation was in direct contrast to previous statements Anthony had given police claiming her daughter had been kidnapped by a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez.

The real Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman who found herself involved with the case simply because of her name, said she and her family suffered a lot of harassment because of Anthony's lies.

"It started going down like, 'You're a baby killer, you killed that baby.' They were going to kidnap my daughters and see how I like [it] and then they started saying that they [were] going to kill them and they [were] going to send them to me in pieces in a box to my house," Gonzalez says on the E! program, referencing the public reaction when some believed she was involved with the case.

While Anthony managed to avoid a murder conviction, she was convicted of four charges of lying to police. Credited for time served and released, Anthony is now somewhere in Florida serving a year of probation on a separate check fraud conviction.

Anthony may have her freedom, but it came with a price -- both literally and figuratively. She has rarely been seen since the day she was whisked out of court through a mob of protesters. This public outrage, combined with the media frenzy surrounding her trial, captured Americans' attention and made Anthony one of the most recognizable faces in the country.

The price of Anthony's freedom is also hitting her pocketbook as her legal bills keep growing.

A Florida judge recently ordered Anthony to pay $217,449.23 for costs related to the investigation into the disappearance of her daughter and Gonzalez has filed a civil lawsuit against Anthony that accuses her of ruining her reputation.

The uproar over the case and the ongoing legal battles will likely ensure Anthony remains in the public eye indefinitely. Despite the enormous amount of publicity the case has already received, questions about who Anthony is and what brought her to where she is today still remain.

In this brand new True Hollywood Story, E! sat down with the people most intimately familiar with Anthony to try and answer: "Just who is Casey Anthony?"

"E! True Hollywood Story: Casey Anthony" premieres on October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET on E!

Casey Anthony Personal Photos

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  • Casey Anthony Personal Photo

    The bombshell trial of Casey Anthony captivated the nation's attention. The Florida mother, pictured in this photo from her Photobucket.com account, was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photo

    Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the trial, some of Casey Anthony's personal photographs were released. Several of Anthony's photographs were used as evidence.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Prosecutors alleged that Casey Anthony killed her daughter, then misled authorities who were searching for the toddler. But her attorneys insisted that Caylee drowned in the family's swimming pool. The defendant's lawyers claimed that after years of abuse, Casey Anthony felt unable to reveal the truth.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Prosecutors attempted to cast Casey Anthony as a party girl -- revealing that she took part in a "Hot Body" contest just four days after she claimed her daughter drowned in her family's pool.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Lawyers showed jurors photos of Casey Anthony partying, like this image, which was posted on the defendant's Photobucket.com account.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Casey Anthony reportedly told investigators that her daughter had been kidnapped by a nanny, but during the trial her attorneys claimed the child drowned.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    One question that remains unanswered is the identity of Caylee Anthony's father. Casey Anthony reportedly told friends that the child's father was a "one night thing."

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    But her lawyers have floated a theory involving incest. Casey Anthony's attorneys pressed an FBI witness to tell jurors that the agency conducted a paternity test on the defendant's brother, Lee Anthony. The test came back negative.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Investigators also conducted a paternity test on Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony, which also came back negative.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Tests also revealed that Jesse Grund, a man Casey Anthony once dated, was not Caylee Anthony's father.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Casey Anthony's family said they knew something was amiss when they detected a foul odor coming from the back of the defendant's car in July, 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    The trunk of the car actually contained a bag of trash, but prosecutors claimed that Caylee Anthony's body decomposed in the rear of the vehicle before it was moved to another location.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    An insect expert for the defense stated that the body didn't decompose in the car because there wasn't any evidence of bugs that are often attracted to remains.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Caylee Anthony's remains were discovered near the family's home in December, 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Prosecutors alleged that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by placing duct tape over her mouth. Duct tape was discovered wrapped around the todder's skull when the child's remains were recovered.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Casey Anthony was indicted on October 14, 2008, on charges of first-degree murder.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    The Casey Antony trial became the year's biggest legal event. Spectators lined up every morning to get tickets to the trial. In one case, attendees got into a fistfight over access to the courtroom.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    The case became one of the most monumental trials in Florida's history.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Some photos of Casey Anthony and Caylee Anthony were classified as evidence.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Jury selection for the Casey Anthony trial began on May 9, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    Alongside capital murder, Casey Anthony was also charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and misleading law enforcement in the case of the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony.

  • Casey Anthony Personal Photos

    The prosecution sought the death penalty.

  • Man Who Wants To Marry Casey Anthony

    Meet Don Gennaro Annunziata. He was at the sentencing protest in front of the Orange County Courthouse. Don said he is a 38-year-old window washer from Orlando.

  • Casey Anthony Bachelor Number Two

    Bachelor number two is Tim Allen, a 24-year-old resident of Orlando, Fla.

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