Earlier this week, Casey Anthony broke her silence on the 2011 trial in which she was acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee—but for her parents, the interview was anything but cathartic.
In a statement to People through their attorney on Tuesday, Anthony's parents Cindy and George Anthony expressed the renewed pain they felt as a result of their daughter's interview with The Associated Press.
"After years of silence, Casey Anthony has decided to complete an interview and has once again pointed to George Anthony, her father, as a suspect in the disappearance and death of his granddaughter, Caylee," they said.
"George, who has continued to try and move forward from this tragedy and who was vindicated on multiple occasions, is once again forced to relive the hints, rumors, lies and allegations that are being made by Casey Anthony," they continued. "He has specifically stated that 'his heart hurts even more now.'"
While Anthony did not specifically accuse her father of anything in her interview with the AP, she did allude to him at one point while admitting that she'd lied to police—presumably what her parents were referring to in their statement.
"Cops believe other cops," she said. "Cops tend to victimize the victims…Cops lie to people every day. I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied. My dad was a cop, you can read into that what you want to."
As People points out, Anthony has had a "tumultuous" relationship with her parents for many years. In her murder trial, George Anthony was accused of being an accomplice in covering up Caylee's death, something he vehemently denied and which was dismissed in court.
You can read Anthony's full interview here.