A bankruptcy judge has tossed out a defamation claim brought by a woman who says Casey Anthony smeared her reputation.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Rodney May issued an opinion this week dismissing Zenaida Gonzalez's claim against Anthony.

Gonzalez said her reputation was smeared when Anthony told investigators a baby sitter of the same name had kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.

Detectives didn't buy Anthony's story and charged her with murder, though she was acquitted in 2011. Her trial was broadcast live on cable television and garnered worldwide attention.

The judge says Anthony's statements about a baby sitter were made with no intent to hurt Gonzalez and weren't malicious.