Amanda Knox. The American college girl who had dreams of the beautiful life in Italy. She’s maintained her silence, has been portrayed as a she-devil by a prosecutors and labeled loose by the Italian and British media. American media show Knox as the innocent girl who went abroad, for which unforseen circumstances happened.
She spent four years in Italian prison for the murder of British beauty Meredith Kercher.
Knox’s sentence was overturned in October 2011. She returned to her hometown of Seattle with open arms and fanfare. She’s kept her silence until now.
HarperCollins has paid Knox $4 million dollars to tell her tale of events.
Knox has sold her story! $4 million!
Is this amount just in todays economic crisis? What about the still grieving family of Meredith Kercher? What about the Kercher’s legal bills? Has a publishing house offered them millions of dollars to sell their story of a girl denied the right to live?
Knox’s family have upwards of $1 million in legal fees still to pay.
$3 million in the bank, sick.
Sometimes we forget the innocent who’ve fallen when sensational stories make the headlines.
Let us not forget Meredith Kercher, who was brutally taken while living the dream in Italy.
Are you an expat in Italy and have followed this story? Do you think Amanda Knox should still be behind bars? What really happened on that fateful night, and how much does Amanda really know? Is this another case of justice being un-just?
I’d love to hear your opinions.
Will you be reading the new Amanda Knox book?