Casey Anthony Defense Attorney Flips Off Media Following Verdict

By Andrew Gauthier 

Casey Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason let the news media know exactly how he felt following the not guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon, raising his middle finger to a group of reporters gathered outside of an Orlando restaurant where he was celebrating the verdict with the rest of the Anthony defense team.

An Associated Press photographer caught Mason’s one-finger salute.

Following the verdict Tuesday, Mason scolded the media in a news conference saying, “Well, I hope that this is a lesson to those of you having indulged in media assassination for three years.”

The middle finger has gotten a surprising amount of play during the Anthony trial. Last week, Central Florida News 13 caught a member of the courtroom audience flipping off prosecutor Jeff Ashton. [h/t WESH]