“Does my title belong to me?” she wrote in a Thursday tweet storm. “My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my title consult with occasions I had no hand in? I return to those questions as a result of others proceed to revenue off my title, face & story with out my consent. Most just lately, the movie #STILLWATER“
Knox additionally took challenge with the fictionalized character she now feels related to as a result of the movie’s ending veers from precise occasions in a sinister twist.
Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been twice convicted and later acquitted within the 2007 killing of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Though “Stillwater” largely fictionalizes the case, director Tom McCarthy has mentioned Knox’s case impressed the storyline and opinions and promos of the movie have famous the premises’ similarity to what occurred to Knox.
The exoneree took challenge with a Self-importance Truthful article that referred to the case as “the Amanda Knox saga.”
“I wish to pause proper right here on that phrase: ‘the Amanda Knox saga,’” Knox mentioned. “What does that consult with? Does it consult with something I did? No.”
“It refers back to the occasions that resulted from the homicide of Meredith Kercher by a burglar named Rudy Guede,” she went on.
“It refers back to the shoddy police work, prosecutorial tunnel imaginative and prescient, and refusal to confess their errors that led the Italian authorities to wrongfully convict me, twice. In these 4 years of wrongful imprisonment and eight years of trial, I had near-zero company.
Knox shared a headline from The Publish that learn “Man who killed Amanda Knox’s roommate freed on neighborhood service” for instance of how her title continues to be tied to the killing.
“I might love nothing greater than for individuals to consult with the occasions in Perugia as ‘The homicide of Meredith Kercher by Rudy Guede,’ which might place me because the peripheral determine I ought to have been, the harmless roommate,” she mentioned.
“However I do know that my wrongful conviction, and subsequent trials, grew to become the story that folks obsessed over,” she went on. “I do know they’re going to name it the ‘Amanda Knox saga’ into the long run.”
She then requested that folks take heed to how they focus on the occasions – and acknowledge that it’s not her alternative that the main focus stays on her.
The exoneree additionally challenged director McCarthy and star Matt Damon to hitch her on her podcast “Labyrinths.”
The character in “Stillwater” is proven to have a sexual relationship together with her roommate, whereas Knox mentioned she was “nothing however platonic mates’ with Meredith, she mentioned. And the film’s finale paints the character as “the tabloid conspiracy” guiltier model of Knox, she mentioned.
“By fictionalizing away my innocence, my complete lack of involvement, by erasing the function of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces a picture of me as a responsible and untrustworthy particular person,” she mentioned.
“I’ve not been allowed to return to the relative anonymity I had earlier than Perugia,” Knox mentioned.
“My solely choice is to sit down idly by whereas others proceed to distort my character, or combat to revive my good fame that was wrongfully destroyed.”
A spokesperson for Focus Options couldn’t be reached Thursday night time. The Publish has reached out to Damon’s publicist for remark.