ANDREA’S BODY LANGUAGE SAID IT ALL
A while back I wrote a blog detailing Andrea Lyon’s body language and what it said about her relationship with her client Casey Anthony. In my view Andrea gave off many body language cues that may have indicated she may not have totally believed her client. In fact the following link takes you to the original blog I wrote on Andre Lyon.
Now there is word that she left Casey’s defense team. The reason she apparently gave was because of financial issues. While that may certainly be a possible factor in this economy, to me it doesn’t seem like it is the only reason she is leaving the team.
First of all, didn’t she know about these financial issues when she s signed up to represent Casey in the first place? I cannot buy the financial issue reason for her leaving. The reason is because when this trial is over- even if Andrea loses the case, I have no doubt that some publisher out there would love to offer her a mid to high six or even a seven figure book deal to tell her side of the story. That certainly would pay for the time incurred for Casey’s legal expenses.
So I think there may be some other reasons working here and it is worth speculating in my view.
PERSONALITY CLASHES AS A REASON?
Perhaps Andrea left the team because of personality issues with other team members. Maybe she clashed with Cheney Mason’s overly confident, if not arrogant personality. After all, this is a man who reported that he would be walking Casey out of jail arm and arm.
Just the fact that Jose Baez made the following comment to reporters makes me wonder if indeed these attorney’s were constantly at one another’s throats . He said “You’re really not going to notice any difference in the way the team operates.”
Of course it will operate differently with one less highly competent and well experience attorney of the team.
HER CENTER NEEDED HER?
When Jose Baez offered up to reporters the reason for her departure -the travel involved with this case and the time spent away from her center, it screamed to me that there was a lot more involved.
Andrea is not a naive attorney. She has handled hundreds of these types of cases over the years and she knows the drill. She has no doubt been away for long stretches of time during her past cases. So what is the difference now? There is no doubt she knew that the case would require travel and being away from her center for long period of time when she first signed on.
JOSE BAEZ LACK OF EXPERIENCE?
Perhaps Andrea was finally turned off by Jose Baez’ lack of experience and knowledge. Perhaps she was tired of telling him what he needed to do and maybe even instructing him even though he was acting as lead attorney.
Perhaps she and Cindy clashed. In their letters to Casey while she sits in jail, both George and Cindy mentioned how much they liked Andrea Lyon.
But Cindy has been known to do a sharp turn on people. Remember the Grunds, Leonard Padilla, and Tim Miller from Equisearch. She starts out embracing people and then, based on what we have seen as a pattern so far, she seems to alienate so many of them. Could this have happened with Cindy and Andrea?
TOO MANY HATERS OUT THERE AND DEATH THREATS?
Andrea Lyon stood up in court and said in front of the judge that people wished her dead for representing Casey.
Did she get some serious death threats that frightened her? Is it possible she said to herself, “This is simply not worth losing my life over.”
Besides the angry mob mentality and possible death threats, did all of the hateful internet posts, letters, and commentary finally get to her?
Did she think that all of that hate must reflect the general public’s sentiment, so realistically there would be no way that her client would be found not guilty.
LOSING TOO MANY MOTIONS?
Did Andrea see the writing on the wall when she saw how Judge Belvin Perry was not about to give Casey any slack and grant any motions.
In fact the last time Andrea appeared in court, all four of her motions were denied. Did she see this as a signal of what lay ahead for her in the case?
IS IT HER EGO AND NOT WANTING TO RUIN HER IMPECCABLE RECORD OF NEVER LOSING A CASE?
Was Andrea Lyon’s ego the reason she left? Her reputation is so outstanding because apparently she never lost a death sentence case. Did she not want to take the chance of Casey’s case being her first humiliating loss?
That may be a very real possibility.
DOES SHE NOT BELIEVE IN HER CLIENT CASEY’S INNOCENCE?
Perhaps the reason why Andrea Lyon never lost as case was because of her passionate work on those cases where she worked with clients in whom she believed in.
Perhaps after spending countless hours with Casey, nurturing her and listening to her, dressing her in what she deemed as proper courtroom attire, (matching operating room green tops) and coaching her, Andrea may have finally realized that she was in the presence of a child killer.
If Casey did come clean with Andrea and told her truth about what happened with Cayleee and what she possibly did to the child, perhaps Andrea’s conscience got the best of her. Perhaps she had no choice but to leave.
On the other hand, if Casey continued to lie and stick to her fabrications, perhaps there was such a communication breakdown between them that Andrea had no choice but to leave.
DID ANDREA WANT OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT?
Perhaps Andrea got sick of her 15 minutes of fame. Perhaps she was no longer willing to deal with all the public scrutiny and all the attention.
The truth is who can blame her? When you put yourself out there or when you are thrown out there, the media analyzes everything you do and say. Perhaps she had enough of it all. At least she could leave the spotlight, unlike her client Casey. She may have no longer wanted any of Casey’s TOXICITY associated with her.
I certainly can’t blame her. I am sure that she did not realize the intensity of the media in this case when she began. While she may have known that the case was high profile, she no doubt had no clue as to how high profile it was and what that would mean in terms of her own privacy.
ANDREA’S SILENCE SAYS IT ALL
The fact that Andrea Lyon hasn’t verbally spoken out to the press or has yet to release a formal statement as to why she is really leaving Casey’s defense team remains a mystery. Maybe She left for ALL the reasons I speculated above. It certainly makes sense .www.drlillianglass.com