By Tia Law
After almost two years in hiding, Casey Anthony emerged on Monday — shielding her face from reporters and hustled by her lawyer through a swarm of cameras as she walked into a Florida courthouse for a bankruptcy hearing.
her first public appearance since July 2011, when she was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee.
She said in court that she has $484 cash to her name and has no job or car, NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando reported.
“I don’t pay rent. I don’t pay utilities. I live off the kindness of those I’m living with. I try to contribute when I can,” Anthony said, according to WESH.
She filed for bankruptcy in January, claiming $1,000 in assets and almost $800,000 in debt, including $500,000 owed to a former lawyer, WESH reported.
AIn 2012 Anthony appeared in a YouTube videos sporting short blonde hair but today she appeared to have returned to the brown hair she had during her trial.
On the short walk from a car to the courthouse, she was holding a black floppy hat and wearing matching sunglasses. She kept her head down and was shielded in a near-headlock by her lawyer, who guided her through the crush of reporters.
Charles Greene, her lawyer, said in January that Anthony filed for bankruptcy to stop people from coming after her with nonstop lawsuits.