Casey Anthony’s so-called ‘arch-nemesis’ says their drunken bar fight on May 23 was a publicity stunt Anthony orchestrated to promote her new documentary.
Thelma Moya alleges Anthony fabricated a report to police that she had been harassing her, and that the incident showed how ‘starved for attention’ Anthony has been .
Anthony claimed Moya – a romantic rival with a cop ex boyfriend they both dated – had thrown a drink on her at a bar in West Palm Beach, Florida.
‘It’s all an act, she’s starved for attention, and seeking to get the publicity she desires,’ Moya told Fox News.
‘Truth is, it just proves how miserable she is, this isn’t just over an ex we both dated in the past. Her losing control, her unknowing of my current life, or what I’m doing, has her to do things like this.’
Moya claimed Anthony orchestrated the stunt to help promote an upcoming documentary marking the tenth anniversary of her acquittal in the death of her daughter, Caylee.
Anthony, 34, worked with producers Tamra Simmons and Ebony Porter-Ike for the film, and will offer her own viewpoint on her daughter’s death.
Body camera footage of the bar incident was released on Thursday showing Anthony complain to police of being ‘still damp’ after she said Moya had thrown a drink on her over an ex they shared, and whom Anthony named as West Palm Beach Police Sergeant Malcolm Allison.
‘I’m still wet,’ Anthony tells the officer responding to her 911 call at O’Shea’s Irish Pub. ‘I got a drink thrown at me. This girl has been harassing me for a while. I have her cellphone.’
Moya, however, says that she believes the word ‘harassment’ was a stretch, and that Anthony was the actual ‘antagonizer’ in the fight.
Moya says Anthony admitted to a friend the next morning that she had provoked the fight.
Thelma Moya gave her side of the story of an altercation between her and Casey Anthony at a Florida bar on May 23. Moya alleges Anthony had staged the fight over a shared ex boyfriend as a ‘publicity stunt’ in which she said Moya had harassed her and pour a drink on her
Anthony, who says she is ‘still damp’ from the drink-throwing incident, accuses her romantic rival Thelma Moya (right) of assaulting her in a jealous rage. Moya, however, has since said the incident was a publicity stunt
Newly released body camera video shows Casey Anthony at a West Palm Beach, Florida, bar, making a complaint to the police after having a drink thrown at her
‘She verbally assaulted me, but physically assaulted me with witnesses,’ Anthony says in the video. ‘I am still damp from the drink she threw at me.’
When pressed by the officer to elaborate on the circumstances of the dispute, Anthony replies: ‘we dated the same person for a couple of years, Malcolm Allison…who is one of your sergeants.’
She continues: ‘whether they’re together or not together, she got upset that he had texted me. I let her know that he had. And she came inside and threw a drink at me.’
Anthony and Moya’s former boyfriend, Malcolm Allison, is pictured in this image from 2010, when he was an officer
Anthony complains that despite her efforts to not make a ‘big deal of things,’ Moya has been ‘a problem’ in her life for three years. She claims to have changed her phone number just to prevent Moya from contacting her.
She then again invokes Sgt Allison’s name and tells the officer that he could confirm her account, but then says, ‘I don’t want to get him involved. He’s my ex, he’s her ex, That’s why all of this happened.’
Moya, however, says the drama between them extends beyond them dating the same man, saying that Anthony ‘spitefully’ slept with her best friend.
When the officer suggests that Anthony file a restraining order against Moya, she claims that until now, she had not had enough evidence against her rival to justify filing for such an order.
‘This is enough,’ Anthony says, gesturing toward her apparently drenched clothing.
But moments later, Anthony appears to have a change of heart, telling the officer: ‘I am not trying to file a restraining order. I just want it to stop. And I know that a restraining order is only good for six months.’
On Anthony’s last point, Moya said they are in complete agreement.
‘The only thing from that video that we can both agree on is that it needs to stop,’ she said. ‘She needs to leave me alone and move on with her life.’
As for the drink Moya says that too was an exaggeration
‘I walked over to her and flipped my cup on the table where Casey played poker and since Casey was seated – the alcoholic beverage got on her. Oops?’ she said. ‘If I wanted to pour a drink on her, I would have walked over and poured it on her head.’
Anthony (left) is heard on a 911 call reporting that her rival threw a drink at her at O’Shea’s Irish Pub in West Palm Beach, Florida. Anthony has been a regular at the bar, having been pictured there several times in recent years. She is pictured above in 2019
Anthony called West Palm Beach cops while she was at O’Shea’s Irish Pub, pictured
Anthony is reportedly a regular at O’Shea’s and was seen at the West Palm Beach bar in 2018 and 2019.
In a recording of Anthony’s 911 call to report Moya, she says: ‘It was a repeated incident. It was harassment on top of the [thrown] drink,’ she explains.
Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, a decade ago, goes on to claim that the incident involved a verbal assault outside the bar, which was followed by the drink-throwing inside.
‘And I would like to make an official report,’ Anthony tells the dispatcher, ‘just so if it happened again… so I can file a restraining order. It has happened repeatedly, okay?’
The 1 minute, 34 second call concludes with the dispatcher assuring Anthony that officers will be sent to the bar as soon as possible.
‘Thank you so much, I appreciate it,’ Anthony replies.
Anthony, 34, said Moya has repeatedly harassed her. The two had once dated the same man
Anthony is said to have got into a row with another woman about an ex the pair had both dated. She is pictured here in 2016
Thelma Moya confirmed to DailyMail.com on last week that she was the woman at O’Shea’s bar in West Palm Beach
Anthony (pictured in 2008) was branded the most hated mom in America during her six-week trial in 2011. Her daughter, Caylee, was reported missing in July 2008. The two-year-old had not been seen by her mother for a month when she was reported missing by her grandmother
Anthony was branded the most hated mom in America during her six-week murder trial in 2011.
Her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, was reported missing in July 2008. Caylee had not been seen by her mother for a month when she was eventually reported missing by her grandmother, Cindy.
The child’s skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area near the Anthony family’s home in Florida that December.
Casey changed her story several times before her sensational 2011 trial, suggesting at times that Caylee drowned in the family’s pool and appearing to implicate her own father who she claimed molested her as a child.
Anthony’s two-year-old daughter, Caylee, was reported missing in July 2008. Caylee had not been seen by her mother for a month when she was eventually reported missing by her grandmother, Cindy
George Anthony vehemently denies having any involvement in his granddaughter’s death and ferociously disputes Casey’s sexual assault allegations.
He believes she killed Caylee accidentally with chloroform, traces of which were found in Casey’s abandoned car during police investigations.
Casey has staunchly maintained she has no idea how the toddler died, telling the Associated Press that she does not ‘give a s***’ what people think of her and that she ‘sleeps pretty good at night’.
She has since admitted lying to the police, but described herself as ‘one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied’.
Prosecutors had alleged that she was a party girl who had killed her daughter to live a carefree life free of parental responsibility, but a jury found her not guilty.
Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail, but was released just weeks later, in July 2011, due to credit for time served.
She was acquitted of murdering the child in 2011 and has since been living the good life and is often spotted hitting up happy hours at bars in Florida.
Casey changed her story several times before her trial, suggesting at times that Caylee (left in a photo) drowned in the family’s pool and appearing to implicate her father. George Anthony (pictured with his wife Cindy) vehemently denies having any involvement in Caylee’s death