Coverage of the Casey Anthony case continued after she was declared not guilty Tuesday on the most important charges, with cable news hosts Anderson Cooper of CNN and Nancy Grace of HLN among the loudest critics of her defense team’s celebration at a local restaurant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The defense team is inside a bar having a champagne toast right now," Grace said. "Now you know what? I’m not a preacher and I’m not a rabbi, but there’s something wrong with that."
Grace went on to say, "As the defense sits by and has their champagne toast after that not guilty verdict, somewhere out there, the devil is dancing tonight."
Anthony’s attorney closed down Orlando’s Bistro 360 for a private party that lasted the afternoon, the story says, citing CNN’s "Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell."
The verdict was replayed several times on flat-screen TVs in the restaurant, with cheers going up amongst the defense team, the story says.
Cooper played a clip of the video, saying it raised concerns given that there are still questions about the death of Anthony’s daughter, 2-year-old Caylee, the story says.