Casey Anthony’s former roommate has claimed ‘she’s lying about everything’ that happened when her daughter Caylee mysteriously vanished in June 2008 and was later discovered dead.
During an interview for Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak, which airs Sunday on Reelz, Clint House spoke about the Florida woman’s behavior before, during and after her two-year-old went missing.
One particular instance he referred to was Anthony’s attitude after she was acquitted and said ‘I sleep pretty good at night’, claiming it wasn’t the regular response for a woman who had lost her child.
Casey Anthony’s former roommate, Clint House, said ‘she’s lying about everything’ that happened when her daughter Caylee vanished in June 2008
He slammed her for taking part in a hot body contest when her child was missing and friends didn’t know Caylee had disappeared
‘She’s lying about everything,’ he said in the episode that begins 8pm sees him cry at the spot Caylee’s body was dumped. ‘And that interview, where she says she sleeps pretty good at night, are you kidding me?
‘If I was put on trial for killing my kid, and I was acquitted because I didn’t do it, as soon as I walked out those doors at the courthouse, I would be on a manhunt trying to find out who killed my kid. I wouldn’t sleep again until I found out who killed my kid. That says everything you need to know.’
House was mentioning a comment she made to the Associated Press in 2017.
Clint House met Caylee, 2, a few times and described her as ‘intelligent’
Anthony said: ‘I don’t give a s**t about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.’
But House was also convinced she played a part in her child’s death due to her actions prior to Caylee being reported missing.
The toddler disappeared June 16 that year and her grandmother told authorities she was gone a month later on July 15.
House officially lived with Anthony’s then-boyfriend Anthony Lazzaro, Cameron Campana and Nathan Lesniewicz but said that was just a technicality as she too ‘stayed over on a regular basis’.
He saw her participate in a ‘hot body contest’ at a Fusion nightclub event he hosted, when she should have been worried about her baby’s whereabouts.
‘At that time, none of us knew that Caylee was missing,’ he explained, adding they weren’t alarmed at her actions at the time because she hadn’t even mentioned her daughter had vanished.
‘We couldn’t be surprised. We weren’t surprised until after the fact, until police were talking about it, asking questions. Until the media got ahold of it and things exploded. We were shocked and surprised that she could be out here doing what she had been doing that night, and meanwhile, her child is missing. It came as a big shock once we found out about it. But we just didn’t know.’
Even before she went on trial she didn’t seem rattled when he saw her in downtown Orlando.
House said her 2017 interview was suspicious after she said she sleeps well at night after being acquitted after a trial for her child’s death
For the first time, he visited the site where Caylee’s remains were found in the program
He speaks in Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak airing Sunday at 8pm on Reelz
‘She just didn’t seem like there was anything wrong,’ said House. ‘She was like, ‘Hey, how’s it going? Good to see you.’ Then we went our separate ways. That’s the hardest part about this whole story, is that she was just completely so normal during the time Caylee was supposedly missing.’
Anthony originally claimed her child went missing with a babysitter and her attorney’s later argued Caylee accidentally drowned.
He said in the interview he hasn’t heard from Anthony since then but people pretending to be her have contacted him on Facebook.
With Anthony spending so much time in his residence, House said he met Caylee a few times and called her ‘intelligent’.
He said: ‘She was probably one of the sweetest little girls. Very articulate for her age. You could understand 90 percent of the words that were coming out of her mouth when she was talking to you. She seemed just so full of life, and she was just a great little girl. She was very well-behaved.’
To this day House maintains the Anthony their friendship group saw was ‘a very loving, attentive mother’ who never got angry at her child.
House said Anthony seemed normal when he last saw her which was before her trial. She pictured at a sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse on July 7, 2011
He otherwise described Anthony as appearing to be a good mother who never needed to discipline her child
Caylee’s grandparents George (right) and Cindy Anthony at a February 2009 memorial. Cindy reported her missing a month after she vanished
‘I even testified to that in the trial. That is what I saw with my own two eyes,’ he said on the program. ‘I never saw her grab Caylee in any kind of abusive manner. I never saw her have to discipline Caylee because Caylee was such a well-behaved child… She just seemed like a good mom.’
Despite 10 years having passed since Caylee’s remains were found on the side of the road, House said the tragic story ‘still affects us to this day’.
As he visited the site for the first time, the man – who is now a father himself – tearfully reflected on the toddler’s death.
‘There’s nothing you can do to prepare yourself or to hear something like that. It was like a punch in the gut,’ he recalled about hearing Caylee had vanished.
He continued: ‘How was it that all the searchers miss this?… It was harrowing to be there and see the leftover remains of all the people that had come and put stuffed animals that had started to decompose into the dirt.
‘That was just really hard, knowing that’s where she ended up. She didn’t deserve that at all. She really didn’t.’