5:46am PT by Erin Carlson
Casey Anthony Tells CNN's Piers Morgan: 'I Didn't Kill My Daughter' (Video)
Casey Anthony, under the radar since her acquittal in the death of her toddler daughter last July, broke her silence on Tuesday when she called CNN's Piers Morgan, talking with the anchor for a 10-minute conversation that he referenced on the air.
Morgan described their discussion during a segment on Tuesday's edition of Piers Morgan Tonight involving Anthony's lawyer, J. Cheney Mason.
"She said 'Well I mean, there’s obviously several misconceptions," Morgan quoted Anthony as saying.
"Obviously I didn’t kill my daughter. She said that very firmly – 'If anything there’s nothing in this world l’ve ever been more proud of, and there’s no one I loved more than my daughter. She’s my greatest accomplishment,'" he said.
He did not say why there was no recording of the chat, and his publicist did not immediately respond to THR's request for more details.
In the TV news industry, Anthony -- whose trial captured national attention, transforming her into a media villain in the case involving the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony -- is one of the biggest gets in terms of interviews. She is currently living in Florida, and tells Morgan she's sober except for "a handful of beers since I've been on probation."
"The public perception of me is bad, absolutely horrible," she said, according to Morgan. "I was a stupid kid. I've never been a 'party girl,' and I've gone through hell. I'm ashamed in many ways of the person I was."
Watch the video below.