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Innocent Amanda Knox Is A Rabbit-Faced ‘Whore’ With Sexy Sisters: News Round Up

by | 29th, September 2011

AMANDA Knox: the appeal against the murder of Meredith Kercher is almost over. We round up the news:

Knox Speaks

“It’s going to be truly heartfelt,” Curt Knox tells the Today show.” You’ve got a 24-year-old kid that’s essentially fighting for her life and this is her last chance to actually tell the judge and jury that she truly had nothing to do with this horrific crime.” – People

The Films

Sollecito’s lawyer Giulia Bongiorno said prosecutors were obsessed with the portrayal of Knox as a “femme fatale” figure like the dominatrix character in a well-known 19th century sado-masochistic novel called “Venus in Furs”. Speaking to jurors on Tuesday, Bongiorno said: “You have been provided with a deformed portrait of these two young people….. Amanda has been transformed into a ‘Venus in Furs’ in contrast to a fake and weak man.” – AFP

Anything else?

Defence lawyer Giulia Bongiorno said in her closing argument on Tuesday that Knox is like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit — man-eater in appearance but actually a loving woman. “It’s a case of ‘I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way,’” Bongiorno said, quoting a line from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. – Indian Express

The Backdrop

Before the killing Perugia was best known for its chocolates, but in one of its oldest chocolate shops the owner says the murder and legal battles still being fought have left a bitter taste. “On Perugia, it’s had a terrible impact,” said candy maker Carla Schucani. “The media coverage has made it worse, and created confusion because no one is sure who is really responsible.”- KSDK

No one? The prosecution seem certain.

The PR

Boise State University’s paper, The Arbiter , tries to place Knox’s trial in context of its overseas education programmes:

Yet, some American students don’t seem to get the message of appropriate behavior . University of Washington student Amanda Knox was convicted in 2009 of murdering her roommate, British national Meredith Kercher, while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.  Knox is currently serving a 26-year prison term, while her boyfriend, 27-year-old Italian national Rafael Sollecito, is serving a 25-year term for the same crime. On Sept. 26, prosecutors asked an Italian judge to increase their sentences to life in prison, according to ABC News.

The danger for Americans abroad is that it’s easy for what’s supposed to be a voyage of discovery to become simply an extended vacation spent with friends from back home.

To say nothing of the danger of British students falling victim to inappropriate behaviour.

The Bonkbusting Blockbuster

THE WORD from Perugia is that there is not a motorbike for rent anywhere in the city. Why? Because the paparazzi and news agencies have taken them all, ready to cover the ‘liberation of Amanda’ when Seattle student Amanda Knox is eventually freed from the high-security Capanne prison and whisked to the city airport, possibly as early as Saturday afternoon. There, it is said, a private jet chartered by a US television network will be waiting to take Amanda home to Seattle, via London. In return, the network rumoured to be ABC, though they deny it will get the “first interview” with the 24-year-old…

The US networks aren’t the only ones with their cameras ready to roll – so is Hollywood. British director Michael Winterbottom has a project under development based on the book Angel Face by Rome’s Newsweek bureau chief Barbie Nadeau, who is considered one of the experts on the case… The Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth is attached to the Winterbottom project. The star of The King’s Speech has enjoyed a tour of the city and even stopped in to chat with Mignini. “He seemed a great guy… very intelligent,” said Mignini of Firth, adding that the English heart-throb’s visit had put his wife and daughters in a tizzy. – The First Post

The Supporting Cast

Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate in Italy, has had her three equally comely blonde sisters, Deanna, Delaney and Ashley, visiting her in prison while she awaits the verdict on her appeal. Deanna, 22, told the BBC that her sister “doesn’t want to get too hopeful” because she “doesn’t want to get crushed.” – Chicago Sun Times

And:

Amanda Knox’s sisters have told of their heartbreak after discovering abusive graffiti scrawled on the tables in the Italian courtroom where her appeal is being heard. Deanna Knox, 22, said that she looked down to find ‘Amanda is a whore’ written on the table beneath her as she listened to the proceedings. – Daily Mail

The Star

Two years ago, as she waited to know whether she’d be found guilty of murdering her British roommate, Amanda Knox was so confident she thought she’d be flying home to Seattle within hours.
Still behind bars, the American is a changed woman, family and friends say more mature, more wary of people around her, increasingly anxious as an appeals court verdict approaches.
The transformation they describe is seen on the outside. Gone are the Beatles t-shirt, the cocky demeanor, the irreverent smile. Now 24, Knox is conservatively dressed, thinner, clearly worn out although detractors say she’s merely putting

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