Amanda Knox has defended herself towards critics who say she’s ‘profiting’ from the demise of her roommate Meredith Kercher.
Rudy Hermann Guede, 33, was final month launched from jail after being convicted in 2008 for the killing of the British 21-year-old in Perugia, Italy in November 2007.
Regardless of being cleared of Meredith’s homicide by an Italian supreme court docket again in 2015, Knox, 31, says she continues to be unable to reside her life with out being considered by the ‘lens of Meredith’s homicide’.
In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, she stated she is vilified for utilizing her experiences to earn money, with critics unable to really feel sympathy for her as they ‘evaluate’ her ordeal with that of Meredith.
Amanda Knox, pictured in Italy in 2019, has defended herself towards critics who say she’s ‘profiting’ from the demise of her roommate Meredith Kercher
Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (pictured) have been accused of the homicide of Kercher in 2007 and spent 4 years in jail
‘Individuals appear to consider there can solely be one true sufferer’, stated Knox, who has since began a real crime podcast and works with the Innocence Venture to try to exonerate these with wrongful convictions.
‘I exist solely by the lens of Meredith’s homicide in some folks’s minds’, she added. ‘They overlook that I am a human being’.
Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been accused of the homicide after Kercher’s half-naked physique was present in a again room of the house she and Knox shared in Perugia.
The 21-year-old had been stabbed 47 occasions and had her throat slashed. Police additionally discovered indicators of sexual assault.
British 21-year-old Kercher (pictured) had been stabbed 47 occasions and had her throat slashed
Knox, who grew to become dubbed by the press ‘Cunning Knoxy’, and Sollecito have been each convicted of Kercher’s homicide.
Knox spoke within the interview of the prosecutions ‘obsession’ together with her intercourse life, with a police officer as soon as dismissing a declare that she had come residence from Sollecito’s to bathe as a result of she ‘smelled of intercourse’.
The invention of a vibrator in her rest room solely fuelled extra hypothesis about her intercourse life, with Italian investigators allegedly convincing Knox she had HIV, prompting her to put in writing down a listing of all of her sexual companions.
Knox would later be acquitted twice of the crime after already having spent 4 years in an Italian jail. She returned to the US in 2011 after her homicide conviction for the killing of Kercher was overturned.
Nonetheless, as she refused to return to Italy, she was retried and convicted a second time three years later.
The Italian Supreme Court docket overturned her second conviction in 2015 and at last introduced an finish to her authorized saga.
Guede, an Ivory Coast-born drifter and small-time drug seller, was ultimately convicted of the homicide and final month was launched after serving a 16-year sentence in an Italian jail.
Knox has since settled in Seattle, marrying musician Colin Sutherland, and has taken half in a Netflix sequence about her case, together with writing books and articles advocating for folks wrongfully convicted of crimes.
Knox, who grew to become dubbed by the press ‘Cunning Knoxy’, and Sollecito have been each convicted of Kercher’s homicide. Pictured, Knox in 2014
In June 2019 Knox returned to Italy for the primary time since she was cleared of the homicide to seem at a legal justice pageant, the place she informed attendees she ‘nonetheless fears extra costs’ regardless of being cleared of Meredith’s homicide.
Earlier than her journey to Italy the household of Miss Kercher labelled her return to the nation ‘inappropriate’ and stated her reappearance within the public eye was ‘very painful for the household’.
In an essay printed on-line, Knox stated she was ‘sprucing up the speech I am about to present to a probably hostile viewers in Italy’.
The Kercher household lawyer Francesco Maresca informed the Guardian: ‘All these insistences and appearances are solely ever performed to maintain the eye on herself.
Knox has since settled in Seattle, marrying musician Colin Sutherland (pictured), and has taken half in a Netflix sequence about her case
‘The homicide is a tragic reminiscence for the Kercher household, they misplaced their daughter and sister in such a horrible method. It is also an injustice for them as they nonetheless do not know the complete fact.’
In her podcast, The Reality About True Crime, Ms Knox additionally spoke about her ordeal. Whereas discussing Jens Soering, a person who falsely confessed to killing two folks out of affection, she talked about her personal confessions.
She stated: ‘Jens knowingly and willingly falsely confessed to killing Nancy and Derek Haysom. My very own false statements have been coerced, authored by the police themselves and have been the results of an abusive unlawful interrogation that wasn’t recorded.’
Ms Knox additionally spoke about her fiancé, Chris, saying: ‘Romantic love hits me that method once I take into consideration my fiancé Chris. It feels deep, and first, like my want for water.’