Casey Anthony Won’t Have to Answer Questions

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Casey Anthony doesn’t have to answer questions in a defamation lawsuit until the appeal of her criminal charges is over.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that an Orange County judge ruled Thursday that Anthony can assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Anthony was acquitted in July of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She is challenging her conviction on four counts of lying to law enforcement.

When Anthony reported Caylee missing in 2008, she told detectives a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez had taken her.

A woman with that same name is now suing her for defamation.