Casey Anthony has allegedly resurfaced in a new-found YouTube video that is said to have been recorded back in October. The "Early Show" reported, definitively, that the woman portrayed in the video is Anthony, while others have been cautious in attributing the video to the young mother. MyFoxPhoenix.com, for instance, reported that it "appears" to be Anthony in the video.
Here's the CBS "Early Show" report:
While Casey Anthony sightings have been scarce in the six months since she was cleared of killing her toddler daughter Caylee, the 25-year-old has resurfaced in a video that she apparently recorded herself in October. [...]
Anthony’s appearance is markedly different from her last public showing in the Florida courtroom as her “not guilty” verdict was read — she sports short, blonde locks and wears glasses. She revealed that she'll remain in her hiding spot "at least until the end of February." And as she talks about her new life, Anthony indicates this video diary may not be her last.
"It's just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed," she says in the video. "Things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way."
While numerous outlets, including the "Today Show" are reporting the authenticity of the clip, Gawker raises some questions worth noting:
Where did this video come from? Today doesn't give its source, but their version is watermarked with a two-line ad for "Up-to-Date News/Videos from around-the-World & Casey Anthony." The same watermark appears on every other version I've found online, including People magazine's version, which came from the Facebook page of "People Against 'We Support Casey Anthony.'" People cites a "source who knows Casey's current whereabouts" who says Casey released the video intentionally. But if that's the case, then where is the original version? Why would Casey Anthony, who is on probation and in hiding, purposefully advertise "around-the-World" news in a months-old video? This feels like an unintentional release to me, of a video meant for a smaller audience, or therapy, or something.
Below, watch the full clip, during which she talks about buying a computer, adopting a dog, being afraid of being on camera (she's apparently trying to tackle that fear), her quest to keep audio and video diaries and the way in which she views her current situation:
Nowhere in the video does she mention her deceased daughter, Caylee.