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Mar 4, 2013 7:03 PM by NBC News

Casey Anthony meets with creditors as bankruptcy case moves forward

Casey Anthony was forced to come out of hiding Monday.

The woman acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter was summoned to bankruptcy court to explain why she's broke.

Her attorney helped keep her face covered as both ran a gauntlet of media into the courtroom.

Anthony filed for chapter seven bankruptcy in late January, claiming that since her acquittal on charges she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee she hasn't had a job and only has a thousand dollars in assets, but nearly $800,000 in debts.

In court Anthony said says she doesn't pay rent or utilities and is living off the kindness of others.

Her debts were detailed:

- $500,000 for attorney fees and costs to defend her during trial

- More than $145,000 owed to the Orange County Sheriff's Office for investigative fees and costs

- More than $68,000 for the IRS for taxes, interest and penalties

In addition to being unemployed, she says she has not received any offers for a book, movie or TV deal.

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