WHY I AM SHARING THIS
I debated whether or not to release the information I am about to share with you in this blog. I decided to do so because I believe that it is essential that the public should know everything related to the Casey Anthony Case and anyone that has any association with it.
George Anthony’s alleged mistress, River Cruise called me up two days ago to thank me for writing the blog I did where I discussed how her body language and her voice and speech content appeared to credible to me.
Because I am not River Cruz’ licensed therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any one else’s for that matter, and have never met or treated River, I am not bound by any confidentiality. So there is no issue here.
But as a voice and body language expert and a media personality, I am bound by the truth. I have no special interest or agenda as to why I support her statement, other than to state that based on my years of experience as a body language , voice and speech analyst, it seems to me that she was and is telling the truth. The circumstances of how she revealed the information also adds to her credibility in my view. She didn’t seek it out. Instead, she was sought out by law enforcement, so she felt compelled to come forward with all that she allegedly knew.
I also wanted to let the public know about the devastating effects of what can happen when people are suddenly thrust into the limelight unprepared and having to fend for themselves. Listening to and reading all of the hostile feedback can be devastating as River discovered and wrote on her twitter page.
A PHONE CALL TO ME FROM RIVER CRUZ
Last Wednesday, I received a phone call in my Beverly Hills office from River Cruise. We spoke at length and she thanked me sincerely for being the only one in the media for coming to her defense in believing that she was telling the truth about George Anthony, who allegedly said to her that Caylee’s death was an” accident”.
A few days earlier, I had written a comprehensive blog based on River’s interview which she had done in the press. I stated that in my view, as a body language and communication expert, River was definitely telling the truth and was not lying when she discussed what George Anthony has told her.
In analyzing her interview, I saw no signals of deception. Furthermore, I saw a woman who was reluctant to come forward until she was forced to so by law enforcement. I saw a woman who did not welcome the media attention and who was not out to make a quick buck off of the Caylee Anthony tragedy. These factors also added to her credibility.
My phone conversation with River validated that she was indeed credible and had nothing to hide. I found her to be a very warm and sensitive person who was in a lot of pain over the public’s skepticism.
HOW THE MEDIA ATTENTION AFFECTED RIVER
During our conversation, River revealed how difficult all of this media attention has been for her in terms of no one believing her and the public’s being very harsh on her over the internet.
She even mentioned that people in her community were particularly mean to her and pointing the finger at her and how her child was even affected by all of this in school.
She felt embarrassed and ashamed that she every got involved with George and felt very bad about it.
RIVER NOT WANTING TO LIVE
She then mentioned to me that she didn’t want to live and began to cry. I told her that she had a lot to live for and that the truth would prevail. I also told her that she did a wonderful thing by coming forward because she presented information that may be very important in terms of seeking justice for Caylee.
I also told her that she had a lot to live for because of the people that loved her like her sister and her children and the rest of her family.
I asked her if I needed to call her sister and let her know she had these thoughts of not wanting to live she said no. I asked her if she had someone there so she wouldn’t be alone. I encouraged her to contact her sister.
I asked her if she was serious about not wanting to live and she assured me that she was not going to do anything to harm herself or to take her life. Based on the tone of her voice which she exhibited at that particular time, I believed that she did not appear to be in imminent danger at that moment.
She then shared how terribly difficult this has been with people making horrible comments about her over the internet and being so mean to her. She was upset that people accused her of lying when she was being honest.
I encouraged her to not take these comments to heart because these people didn’t know what they were talking about and that she knew the truth and that is all that counted.
ENCOURAGING RIVER TO GET PROFESSIONAL HELP
I then told her that she did not have to suffer through this alone and I strongly suggested that she see a professional – a therapist to help her during these very difficult emotional times.
She told me that she didn’t want to do so because the attorneys might use it against her to destroy her credibility.
I told her that she was more important than what any lawyer thought and that she must definitely get some help. I told her that she didn’t have to suffer in silence and that there were people who could give her some help and provide emotional relief.
I also asked her if there was a church nearby and she mentioned that there was one. I suggested that she contact the minister immediately as he could offer her some immediate emotional support. She said she would look into it.
To reassure her that she was not alone, I told her that appeared to me like a warm and wonderful person and had a lot to live for and encouraged her to not read these nasty internet comments from “haters” or take them to heart because they don’t know what they are talking about. After all, they didn’t know what she allegedly knew.
TALKING ABOUT GEORGE
River opened up to me about what she shared with the press and reiterated what George had told her about Caylee’s death being an”accident”. Apparently according to her , he knew Caylee was dead all the while. As she said this no me over the phone her voice sounded forthright and there were no signals of deception which I picked up.
I was livid when she told me this. I said to her “ If he knew Caylee was not alive all along, how dare him prey on the hearts of beautiful people out there who took their time and effort to go out and search for Caylee! He should be investigated and be held accountable for his actions if he did in fact know Caylee was alive all along!”
Maybe Casey told George it was an “accident” and George told River. Obviously George chose to believe his lying daughter. Perhaps the thought of George thinking it was an “accident” rather than Casey actually smothering her child to death and placing duct tape over her mouth and nose was easier visual for him to handle. So that is why he may have shared ridiculous “accident” story with River, in my view.
Maybe Casey held Caylee under the water in the pool for too long until she drowned. Or maybe she pushed Caylee in the pool and let her down or maybe she gave Caylee too much chloroform which put her to seep for good. In any of these scenarios, I personally fail to see any “accident.”
Perhaps convincing himself that it was an accident is George’s way of being able to live with himself and not seeing himself as some sort of freak who spawned a monster who killed his granddaughter on purpose. Since he was now in the arms of another woman, River, he wanted to look his best in her eyes.
So, he may have told her the “accident” story so that he could be viewed the “victim” who’s granddaughter who died in an “accident” as opposed to being murdered by his own daughter. Perhaps he thought that this scenario would make him seem more palatable to River Cruz.
Personally I don’t see that Caylee’s death accident. The fact that George could even think that what Casey did is an accident is completely distorted thinking in my view. No one puts duct tape over a baby’s nose and mouth and a little heart shaped sticker over it in an “accident”. But I do believe that this is what he told River –that Caylee’s death was an accident.
GERORGE’S PREVIOUS ACTIONS BEGINNING TO MAKE SENSE
To me, based on River’s comments about George , all of this now started seeming to make sense as to perhaps why George wasn’t out there “beating the bushes” and searching for Caylee like everyone else was. Most parents and grandparents would be the first ones out there searching and leaving no stone unturned.
It also started to make sense to me as to why perhaps Cindy was so awful to Tim Miller of Equisearch, who along with his army of volunteers tried his best to find Caylee and how Cindy essentially threw him out.
All of the contradictions and body language “ tells” that I observed over these years regarding George suddenly began to appear to make more sense to me in light of River’s allegation.
All of George’s overreacting and lunging towards someone in anger and wanting to hit them for merely asking George why he wasn’t searching for Caylee. Now it made sense to me why he possibly got so upset and shouted in anger that” Caylee was alive” when a protestor said Caylee was dead. Was George’s reaction like what Shakespeare referred to when he wrote in one of his plays “ me thinks thou dost protest too much”? Anyone who worked in law enforcement as George did early on would know that the longer a child is missing, the greater the possibility of their not being alive. Why would he get so upset by this reasonable comment?
CINDY’S SLIPS OF TELLING EARLY ON CAYLEE WAS NOT IN THE WOODS AND BACKTRACKING
Then River shared with me the fact that Cindy had a Freudian slip on camera on a news show where she spoke about Caylee being in the WOODS. River then emailed me the link to a video which documented this. This was at the time when the WOODS weren’t even a consideration because everyone was out searching for Caylee everywhere possible.
As I watched the video, in light of what River said about George and Cindy knowing what happened to Caylee , it appeared now make even more sense to me. There as Cindy talking about WOODS when people were just searching for Caylee and wondering where she was. Then Cindy backtracks with “uhms” and “like you know out there”.
Then I listened to the audio of Cindy leaving a massage to Sergeant Allen and saying how she was sure Casey got help ..Cindy’s voice sounded sure and definite. How could anyone in the early days of Caylee going missing sound so sure of anything, let alone getting help! Why was she so sure? Was she so sure because she may have possibly been the one helping Casey? Was she shop sure because it may have possibly been George or Lee that helped Casey? Why was her voice so definite sounding?
I raised these questions in my blog yesterday (Thursday) as I shared this new insight based on the link to the press interview that River sent me, which by the way she also said was on her twitter account as well.
RIVER GIVING GEORGE MONEY
As we continued to speak River shared how she gave George money because she felt sorry for him. This made me even sicker hearing about George. Based on how he came off vocally, speech wise and body language wise as Mr Victim, Nice Guy I Want to Be Liked on his Fox 35 interview, where he seemed to wan everyone to feel sorry for him and blamed the world, I could only imagine the sob stories he told River to get her to cough up the money. Now hearing it from River’s mouth, my thoughts of George being a TOXIC MAN are confirmed.
ZANNY THE NANNY RIGHT DOWN TO THE ASIAN TATTOO
We also discussed the fact that she looked so much like the fictious Zanny the Nanny character description that Cindy and George and Casey referred to . River agreed and even said that she had an Asian tattoo like the one they described.
We even talked about her hair and I told her that one time when I was on Nancy Grace’s show, Nancy was saying how Casey kept saying that Zanny had curly hair and then she had straight hair and how it was all confusing. Then River told me how she had curly hair but usually wore it straight.
I then mentioned how descriptive Cindy had been in her deposition and was so sure Zanny was a 10 as she cut down the woman named Zanaida Gonzalez and told her she was not a 10 like the real Zanny. I River asked if she had ever met Cindy and she did and that she knew Cindy .
Then I started feeling even more nauseated as all these thoughts raced through my mind. Everything now really seemed to make a lot more sense to me.
Since George and Cindy BOTH knew River, in my view, they both obviously used her as a visual for the prototype of the fictions Zanny the Nanny. That may have been why Cindy sounded so confident and didn’t skip a beat when she described Zanny to a tee and verbally beat up the innocent Zanaida Gonzalez telling her in such a condescending tone that she was definitely not a 10 like the real Zanny.
I told River that she did the right thing in telling all that she knew because it seemed to me in my opinion that she may have very well saved her own life, which she agreed.
I assured River that she was not alone and there were people out there like me who did believe her and not to worry about the naysayers. I told her to stop reading the nasty comments over the internet . I also made her promise me that she would seek out some professional help and at the least call the minister. I told her that she was free to call me anytime.
POSTING OF MY BLOG AND POSTIVE COMMENTS
The next day, I posted my blog about looking at George and Cindy’s past behavior in light of what was revealed by River. The feedback I received from those who read my blog was extremely supportive of River.
MY REACHING OUT TO RIVER
Because I knew how upset River was by people’s negative comments, the day before, I called her up to reassure her and to give her some positive feedback. I wanted to let her know that there were people out there who were indeed supportive towards her. I wanted her to read some of the positive comments on my latest blog post so that she could feel reassured that she wasn’t alone.
RIVER’S SUICIDE ATTEMPT
But when I called, it wasn’t River who picked up the phone. It was Skye, her twin sister. I told Skye that I was Dr. Lillian Glass and that River had reached out to me the day before. I said that I was calling to let her know that I posted a blog where the comments about River were positive so she wouldn’t feel that the whole world was against her.
Skye informed me that it was too late because River was in the hospital and attempted suicide. I was absolutely shocked! I relayed my prayers to Skye to give to River and told her to tell River that there were a lot of people in her corner and to hang in there, which she appreciated. She said that she woulkd relay the message to River.
As soon as I got off the phone I received numerous emails from people who sent me River’s twitter message which said the following:
I CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE NOONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT ITS LIKE TO B CONSTENTLY CALLED A LIAR AND B TORN APART BY THE MEDIA
about 8 hours ago via web that whole family knew what happened with caylee~IM TIRED OF ALL THIS I NEVER WANTED AN OF THIS~~~SO NOW ITS TIME
Another person sent me the following messge
“ Dr.Glass you need to contact this woman personally ..she has said somethings regarding suicide..she seems to be exrtremely depressed about all the negative comments being said about her, and the shame she feels for getting involved with geo . I think river could benefit grealty from hearing from you”.
I was so upset the entire night that I could barely sleep. I wished River would have called me. I wished we would have spoken before she made a suicide attempt. Thank God the suicide attempt didn’t work.
THE NEXT DAY
I called River’s phone number the next day morning and her sister Skye answered. She told me that had has visited her sister in the hospital and said she may be released. I then relayed my prayers and good wishes to both Skye and to her sister River.
In addition I emailed River and wrote her what I initially wanted to share with her in the phone a day earlier. about how people were supportive of her and in her corner. In my email I encouraged her to hang in there and not pay attention to the negativity and to the haters out there.
MY PRAYERS AND SUPPORT FOR RIVER
River had nothing to gain by coming forth. In fact she chose to take this information to her grave. It was only when law enforcement contacted her that she reveal the information she was told by George.
She has not been gallivanting around in the press since she gave that initial interview, which is further indication that she isn’t out to make a quick buck off of Caylee’s death. After my conversation with her I found her to be a very lovely and sensitive woman and I am even more convinced that she was telling the truth.
I continue to pray for River. Maybe this suicide attempt is a blessing in disguise. Maybe it afforded her the help she desperately needed including possible medication to help her cope with this trying situation. www.drlillianglass.com