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Casey Anthony claimed she got pregnant while passed out, says psychiatrist

Casey and Caylee Anthony Personal Photo

Casey Anthony claimed she got pregnant while passed out, says psychiatrist
Casey and Caylee Anthony
Personal Photo
(CBS/AP) - ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist that she didn't know who her daughter Caylee's father was because she became pregnant after passing out at a party when she was 18, according to newly released depositions.

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, Personal Photos

Anthony was acquitted last July of killing 2-year-old Caylee, who went missing in the summer of 2008 but her disappearance was not reported to authorities until a month later. The little girl's remains were eventually found in the woods near the home Anthony shared with her parents.

Reading from his notes on a November 2010 interview with Anthony, psychiatrist Jeff Danzinger said, "Two beers, possibly given another drug. Woke up passed out...Don't remember anything at a party, age 18. This is how she said she got pregnant."

Danzinger, who interviewed Anthony five times over two years but did not testify at her trial, also reported that Anthony showed no evidence of mental illness and had normal results on a psychological test - a fact he found surprising.

"You would expect that would provoke some measure of distress, whether someone genuinely did it, whether someone was falsely accused," Danziger said. "If my child was missing and I was in jail being accused of it, I probably wouldn't eat and wouldn't be cheerful and wouldn't be able to read."

Anthony also reportedly told Danzinger that her father had molested her when she was young - a claim defense attorneys raised at trial - and that he had found Caylee's drowned body in the family's swimming pool, helped dispose of it and then covered it up. During the trial, George Anthony denied playing any role in Caylee's disappearance or death.

"As he has repeatedly said prior to the trial, during the trial and after the trial he never molested any member of his family including Casey Anthony," George Anthony's attorney, Mark Lippman, said Wednesday. "He had nothing to do with the death of Caylee Marie Anthony including what happened to her remains after she allegedly drowned."

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