New reports say Casey and her lawyer may have more than just a professional relationship.
Rumors are swirling that Casey Anthony, the mom accused of killing her three-year-old daughter Caylee, and her attorney Jose Baez engaged in close, intimate and possibly inappropriate embraces while he visited her in jail.
Media reports say lawyers are never supposed to touch their clients - especially like this.
â€˘According to WFTV, Baez and Anthony "were too friendly during their visit" and a corrections officer at the jail even had to separate them. Baez said he didn't know the rules and begged a guard not to write up the hugs. The guard wrote that Baez was "upset as he hugs all of his clients." We spoke with Allen Moore, a spokesman for the jail, who denied this report, saying at no time did an officer have to separate the two.
â€˘Videotape of their "intimate meetings" has been recorded, but "their potentially damaging alleged love tapes are not available."
However, jail officials saw no romance in the hugs.
â€˘"Despite the report that aired on one local TV station, there is no public record to support that these two incidents were anything more than social hugs or comforting hugs," jail spokesman Allen Moore said.
â€˘Moore also told WKMG that Baez had been cooperative and professional when approached on the issue, and jail officials consider it a closed matter.
But a viewer had complained to the Florida State Bar about Baez's behavior after seeing WFTV's initial hug report Thursday night, and reports say the Florida Bar could even revoke Baez's license.
When is a hug just a hug or an ethical lapse?