Casey Anthony’s parents countersue bank trying to foreclose house

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Casey Anthony’s parents are fighting back against a bank trying to foreclose on their home, court records show.

They filed a lawsuit against U.S. Bank on Monday in Orange-Osceola Circuit Court, records show.

The lawsuit states that George and Cindy Anthony fulfilled the terms of a 2015 settlement agreement.

It was the bank that “willfully ignored” the settlement agreement and thus forced the Anthonys to hire a lawyer.

They also argue the bank did not notify them that they were not meeting the terms of agreement prior to filing the foreclosure notice.

The bank filed the foreclosure notice in April, saying the Anthonys owe nearly $129,000 on the Hopespring Drive home in Orange County, Fla., and have not made a payment in seven years.

The home is worth $139,000, according to the Orange County Property Appraiser’s website.

Records show the Anthonys bought the house in 1989 for $90,900. They refinanced the four-bedroom home in 2005 and agreed to pay $121,180.

Their attorney, Mark Lippman, could not be reached for comment.

Casey Anthony was living with her parents at the house when her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, went missing in July 2008.

Caylee’s remains were found in December 2008 near the home.

A jury found her not guilty of first-degree murder in 2011.

Casey Anthony has since moved to South Florida. She and her parents are no longer on speaking terms. They have said they think she accidentally killed Caylee.

Casey Anthony has blamed her father for what happened — something he denies.

Though the case is nearly a decade old, it still intrigues the public.

Casey Anthony gave an interview to The Associated Press earlier this year, and her parents gave an interview to the cable network Investigation Discovery.

No one has been held responsible for Caylee’s death, which remains a mystery.


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