The 25-year-old says she wants to be ‘reconsidered as a person’ in her first appearance since being cleared of all charges in 2011. Unfortunately, Amanda’s now facing the possibility of a retrial. Watch the preview of her exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, airing April 30 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Amanda Knox, who spent 1,400 days in an Italian prison after being convicted of murdering her college roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007, says that what happened to her “could have happened to anybody,” and that her experience in Italy was “surreal.” An Italian appeals court overturned the ruling in 2011, and Amanda now wants to be “reconsidered as a person.” However, that may prove to be difficult since Italy’s highest court last month overturned their acquittal. Amanda now faces a retrial.
Amanda Knox’s Diane Sawyer Interview
In a new interview with Diane Sawyer, airing on ABC on April 30 at 10 p.m., Amanda says, “I want the truth to come out. I’d like to be reconsidered as a person. What happened to me was surreal, but it could have happened to anyone.”
In the preview clip, Diane asks Amanda how she felt after being described as a “she-devil with an angel face” by Italian prosecutors.
“I was in the courtroom when they were calling me a devil,” she said. “I mean it’s one thing to be called certain things in the media and then it’s another thing to be sitting in a courtroom fighting for your life when people are calling you a devil.”
The interview airs on the same day as the release of her memoir, Waiting to be Heard, which Amanda reportedly earned $4 million for penning.
Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito Convicted Of Murdering Meredith Kercher
Amanda and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were arrested in 2007, shortly after Meredith’s body was found in a pool of blood, with her throat slashed, in her bedroom in the apartment she shared with Amanda in the University town of Perugia, where they were exchange students.
Amanda and Raffaele were initially convicted, but in 2011, the appeals court acquitted them. The appellate court claimed that the murder weapon was never found, the DNA tests were faulty and Amanda and Raffaele had no motive to kill Meredith.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Amanda guilty or innocent? Watch the preview clip below!
WATCH: ABC News – Amanda Knox: Diane Sawyer’s Exclusive Interview
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