Casey Anthony’s financial future just got a little brighter. A bankruptcy judge discharged most of her debt in an order filed Tuesday.
Anthony -- who was acquitted of first-degree murder in 2011 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter -- filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in January, claiming to owe almost $800,000 to about 80 creditors, according to court documents filed on her behalf.
It is not clear exactly how much debt has been wiped clean from Anthony’s record, but Chuck Kilcoyne, a representative of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Florida, told HLN Wednesday that the only debt not discharged includes that associated with pending adversarial proceedings such as the two defamation lawsuits currently filed against Anthony.
Zenaida Gonzalez is one of the people suing Anthony. Gonzalez claims she was harassed and threatened by people in her Florida community after Anthony devised a fictitious nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez-Fernandez -- also known as "Zanny the Nanny" -- and accused the fake caregiver of kidnapping Anthony's daughter Caylee.
Roy Kronk, the meter reader who discovered Anthony’s daughter’s remains in 2008, is also suing Anthony for accusing him of playing a role in the toddler’s death.
A jury acquitted Anthony on July 5, 2011 of all charges related to her daughter's 2008 death, but convicted the Florida woman of four counts of lying to law enforcement.
She was sentenced to four years. With credit for time served, Anthony was released on July 17, 2011.
A date has not been set for the defamation lawsuits, but Kilcoyne said they could go to trial early next year.