CNN Amanda Knox is claiming the new Matt Damon film "Stillwater" is profiting off her life and her struggle for a wrongful murder conviction. Does my name belong to me? My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my name refer to events I had no hand in? I want to pause right here on that phrase: "the Amanda Knox saga. Does it refer to anything I did? It refers to the events that resulted from the murder of Meredith Kercher by a burglar named Rudy Guede. More Videos
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Amanda Knox was tried and convicted for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who died from knife wounds in the apartment she shared with Knox in Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were both found guilty of killing Kercher, receiving and year prison sentences, respectively. In October , Knox and Sollecito were acquitted and set free. In March , Knox was ordered to stand trial again for Kercher's murder; Italy's final court of appeal, the Court of Cassation, overturned both Knox's and Sollecito's acquittals. Knox and Sollecito were again found guilty of murder in February , with Sollecito receiving a year prison sentence and Knox receiving a
Life After Prison
Amanda Knox wants storytellers to understand their power and that 'inspired by' stories can hurt. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. I'm an idea of a person. Amanda Knox wastes no words. She reflects on her life with a faint but perceptible sense of anger; a reminder of what she went, and is still going, through.
Does my name belong to me? Does my face? What about my life? My story? Why is my name used to refer to events I had no hand in? I return to these questions again and again because others continue to profit off my identity, and my trauma, without my consent. She moved into a little cottage with three roommates—two Italian law interns, and an American girl. Less than two months into her stay, a young man named Rudy Guede, an immigrant from the Ivory Coast, broke into the apartment and found Meredith alone.