Amanda Knox reacts after she addressed a panel dialogue titled “Trial by Media” in the course of the Prison Justice Pageant on the Legislation College of Modena, northern Italy on June 15, 2019. — Picture: © AFP
Amanda Knox is complaining angrily that the brand new Matt Damon film “Stillwater” — a drama a couple of younger American jailed in Europe for a killing she insists she didn’t commit — cashes in on her personal ordeal.
Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had been convicted of the 2007 homicide of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy whereas the ladies had been college students there.
The trial was a media sensation on either side of the Atlantic and Knox spent 4 years in jail earlier than her conviction was overturned in 2015.
“Stillwater” director Tom McCarthy instructed Self-importance Truthful journal this week that his concept was to “go away the Amanda Knox case behind.”
“However let me take this piece of the story — an American girl learning overseas concerned in some form of sensational crime and she or he leads to jail — and fictionalize every part round it,” he added.
Knox, now 34, erupted Thursday in a sequence of tweets.
“Does my identify belong to me? My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my identify seek advice from occasions I had no hand in? I return to those questions as a result of others proceed to revenue off my identify, face, & story with out my consent. Most just lately, the movie #STILLWATER,” Knox wrote.
She took problem with Self-importance Truthful’s assertion that the film is “straight impressed by the Amanda Knox saga.”
“I need to pause proper right here on that phrase: ‘the Amanda Knox saga.’ What does that seek advice from? Does it seek advice from something I did? No. It refers back to the occasions that resulted from the homicide of Meredith Kercher by a burglar named Rudy Guede,” Knox wrote.
Guede was convicted of the Kercher killing in a separate trial in Italy in 2008. He was sentenced to 16 years in jail.
In “Stillwater” Damon performs a burly American oil employee who travels to Marseille, France to assist his daughter, who’s jailed over the killing of her lover.
Knox blasted what she characterised as McCarthy’s depiction of her position within the killing.
“That story, my story, just isn’t about an American girl learning overseas ‘concerned in some form of sensational crime.’ It’s about an American girl NOT concerned in a sensational crime, and but wrongfully convicted.”