Black Man Named Casey Anthony Receives Internet Threats

Black Man Named Casey Anthony Receives Internet Threats

The inbox of a man with the same name as the mother found not guilty of killing her two-year-old has been flooded with hate.

Published July 12, 2011

Casey Anthony has been bombarded with hate e-mails and threats over the past week. 


Animosity may be expected for the 25-year-old mother found not guilty last week of killing her 2-year-old daughter, but it is another Casey Anthony who wasn’t expecting all of this attention. That is, Casey Anthony, a 43-year-old Black male in Darby, Pennsylvania.


"I can't change my name ladies and gentlemen," he told a local Pennsylvania station.


He says that he has been bombarded on Facebook with over 300 friend requests, messages and posts. People have commented about the verdict and have sent threatening posts and he says that he’s had to clarify.


“…I'm sitting back like excuse me, I'm not the Casey Anthony you think," he tells the station.


Anthony has spent hours deleting the posts because he does not want his children to see the negative and hateful comments.


Unfortunately, Anthony’s misery is not exclusive. Two of his sons also share the name Casey Anthony.



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Written by Danielle Wright


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