Casey Anthony attorneys file motion to dismiss defamation lawsuits

Published On: Oct 04 2013 12:02:22 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 12:04:37 PM EDT

Attorneys for Casey Anthony have filed a motion to dismiss two defamation lawsuits against her by Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk.

According to the motion filed in Tampa federal bankruptcy court on Thursday, Anthony's lawyers say "only two spurious claimants remain" and that Kronk and Gonzalez have not shown "willful or malicious injury" as a result of Anthony's statements.

"This travesty has gone on long enough," the motion states, adding that Anthony "implores the Court to end this matter so she can begin the fresh start she is promised by law."

Both Kronk and Gonzalez say they were defamed by Anthony and they should be considered creditors.

Gonzalez is suing Anthony for defamation, saying her reputation was damaged after Anthony claimed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was kidnapped in 2008 by a nanny with a similar name -- Zenaida Gonzalez.

Anthony's attorney has said that details Anthony offered about the accused baby sitter did not match Fernandez-Gonzalez and clearly showed Anthony wasn't talking about her.

Kronk is the Orange County meter reader who found the body of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter. He claims his reputation was harmed when Anthony's attorneys wrongly implicated him in the Caylee's death.

Anthony was charged with murder in her daughter's death but was acquitted in 2011.


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