updated 06/13/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/13/2012 AT 6:30 AM ET
But Tuesday afternoon via telephone, Anthony, 26, spoke to CNN’s Piers Morgan. During the 10-minute conversation – which was not played on-air – Anthony asserted her innocence, took issue with her public image and shed light on her current life.
“I did not kill my daughter,” Morgan quotes Anthony as saying. “There’s nothing in this world I’ve ever been so proud of. There’s no one I loved more than my daughter. She’s my greatest accomplishment.”
As for herself, “I don’t drink now,” she told Morgan. “I’ve probably had a handful of beers since I’ve been on probation. I’ve never done drugs, apart from a little bit of marijuana in my early 20s.”