Casey Anthony's lawyer says video release was 'unauthorized'

casey-anthony-youtube-video.jpgA video of Casey Anthony that hit YouTube Thursday (Jan. 5) is in fact her, but one of her attorneys says the clip shouldn't have been released.

Lawyer J. Cheney Mason says the video's release is "unauthorized" and "inappropriate" and is looking into how it wound up online, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (It was also featured on "Today" and other news shows Thursday.) Mason says the "video diary" was meant to be private and that Anthony was "maintaining some notes for her personal use and for future counseling purposes."

The video is the first people have seen of Anthony since she was acquitted in July of the 2008 killing of her daughter, Caylee. She's cut her hair and dyed it blonde since the trial and says she is recording the video ( you can watch it here) on Oct. 13.

Anthony was convicted of giving false statements to police and sentenced to four years in jail. Since she had served more than three years leading up to the trial, however, she received credit for that and is currently serving probation in an undisclosed Florida location.

The video doesn't, frankly, reveal very much. Anthony talks about enjoying her new computer, and feeling good that "I have some belongings that are mine that I will take with me after I leave here next year."

She doesn't mention Caylee, and she only refers to the trial and her sentence obliquely. "It's just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed," she says. "But the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change -- in a good way."
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