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Amanda Knox, the American college student who spent nearly four years in an Italian jail for murder, only to have her conviction overturned, is read to tell her story.
And be paid handsomely for it.
The international drama that unfolded on TV and in newspapers is now about to be told from the inside, in a subjective and profitable account, by Amanda Knox herself.
Knox, who was freed last fall after her conviction in the murder of Meredith Kercher was thrown out, has sold her book to HarperCollins for what is said to be $4 million.
“It is a story everyone else seems to have told except forMore >
The Amanda Knox story is coming to bookshelves near you.
According to reports, she’s signed with a powerful literary agent in D.C., Robert Barnett, who has brokered book deals for some of the biggest names imaginable. Think Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
Barnett taking her on means there’s likely plenty of interest.
Amanda’s Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted and then exonerated in the murder of Meredith Kercher, has signed with his own agent.
Sharlene Martin, famous for brokering deals for several New York TimesMore >
The Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox have obvious parallels.
Both are attractive white women accused of murder and acquitted after spending years behind bars – in Knox’s case, she was actually convicted first – and who have become national stories (and eviscerated by Nancy Grace) for better or worse.
One area where they differ – to Casey’s detriment, according to her lawyer Jose Baez – is in the parenting department. Amanda alone has that going for her.
Baez says he was happy when the Amanda Knox verdict was overturned and she was freed. Having gone through it with Anthony, it brought backMore >
Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges in Italy on Monday after jurors threw out a 2009 conviction that sent the American student to prison for a quarter-century.
Almost immediately following her exoneration in the slaying of Meredith Kercher, media watchers began pondering when/if a book deal for Knox is on the way.
She certainly has a compelling story to tell … but would you buy it?
This summer, another young woman who attracted massive media attention was found innocent of murder, and quickly drew offers exceeding $750,000 for such a book.
Casey Anthony has not written a book orMore >
Amanda Knox’s father says she’s traumatized following her release from an Italian jail, and he’s suing to have Lifetime’s film – Amanda Knox: Trial in Italy – yanked off the air.
Lifetime originally aired the movie, starring Hayden Panettiere as Amanda, in February.
Knox and her family sued the network shortly thereafter, claiming the movie exploited her ordeal and contained several “implausible” scenes.
Here’s a low-quality recording of the Amanda Knox movie trailer:
Curt Knox believes the Lifetime movie that depicts his daughter as a violentMore >
Amanda Knox may be a free woman, but her ordeal is far from over.
Released from an Italian prison and back home with her family after her murder conviction was overturned Monday night, the 24-year-old must now begin the hard part – coming to grips with what happened and what lies ahead.
“What’s the trauma … and when will it show up?” Curt Knox, her dad, asked reporters rhetorically. “She’s a very strong girl, but it’s been a tough time for her.”
Amanda Knox may return University of Washington, where she was a student studying abroad at the time she arrested for murdering her roommate inMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – After her success in ‘Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere is about to challenge her fans by appearing as Amanda Knox, the focus of one of the most controversial court cases in modern times – The murder of Meredith Kercher.
The movie ‘Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial’ graphically recreates the events of 2007 when 21-year old British exchange student Meredith Kercher was found dead in her bedroom at the apartment she shared with Amanda in Perugia, Italy on November 2nd, 2007.
Police say she’d been stabbed and sexually assaulted.
After a 12-month trial in 2009, 23-year old Amanda, herMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – As part of an appeal to overturn her 26-year sentence, Amanda Knox has appeared in an Italian court for a key decision on whether a review of the evidence used to convict her of Meredith Kercher’s murder will be allowed. An Italian court is weighing the merits of an independent forensic review of evidence that led to the murder conviction of the 23-year-old American and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, also jailed for the murder. Knox and Sollecito were found guilty in the Umbrian hilltop town last year of stabbing the 21-year-old British student to deathMore >
Former CBS News producer Robert “Joe” Halderman, the man behind the David Letterman extortion scandal has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Halderman was nominated in the “News and Documentary” category for his work on the April 2009 episode of 48 Hours which focuses on the story of Amanda Knox, an American student studying in Italy and who was sentenced to 27 years for murdering her roommate.
Halderman isn’t alone, three other producers were part of the segment.
Halderman has been serving a six month jail sentence since May for his attempt to extort money from David Letterman over severalMore >