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Casey Anthony civil lawyer sees "safety issues" with October deposition

Casey Anthony, left, speaks to her attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims, before her sentencing hearing, on charges of lying to a law enforcement officer at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Fla.,Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee. Pool,AP Photo/Joe Burbank

Casey Anthony civil lawyer sees "safety issues" with October deposition
Casey Anthony, left, speaks to her attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims, before her sentencing hearing July 7, 2011.
AP Photo/Joe Burbank

(CBS) - The attorney defending Casey Anthony in a defamation lawsuit does not want her questioned under oath in October, on a date previously scheduled by an Orange County judge, according to a report. 

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, personal photos

Charles Greene, the attorney representing Anthony in this case, filed a request Wednesday for the court to strike the notice of an Oct. 8 deposition and the related subpoena because Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the plaintiff, "has again publicly announced the purported location of the defendant's deposition," reports the Orlando Sentinel. 

Anthony told investigators her daughter Caylee was kidnapped by a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez, but during her murder trial Anthony's defense team admitted the nanny was fictitious. Fernandez-Gonzalez is suing Anthony for defamation.

Attorneys for Gonzalez wanted a judge to force Anthony to appear for a deposition before her release from jail, but Greene said psychological evaluations of Anthony indicated she is "emotionally unstable" and needs to be given "breathing room."

After hearing their arguments, a Judge Lisa Munyon ruled Anthony would not have to be deposed until Oct. 8. 

In the motion Greene filed Wednesday he states "the time and place of the deposition are matters of concern and should not be publicly disclosed," reports the Sentinel.

Greene also said Fernandez-Gonzalez will be required to depose Anthony where ever she lives, "which should also not be disclosed to the public due to bona fide safety issues."

In addition, Greene filed a "defendant's request for admissions." In that filing, he asks Fernandez-Gonzalez to "admit the truth" of a series of "facts." Including that her legal name was not "Zenaida Fernadez Gonzalez" on July 16, 2008, that she never lived at Sawgrass Apartments and other items that relate to the statements Anthony made to investigators and family members about the fictitious nanny. 

Anthony was found not guilty in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. She was released from jail on July 17. Her whereabouts are not publicly known.

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