Amanda Knox: Going Down The Book Route, Rather Than The Nuts Magazine One
GETTING acquitted of murdering someone must be brilliant. Firstly, it means you didn’t kill someone. Secondly, you don’t have to spend the rest of your life in prison. Thirdly, if you’re Amanda Knox, you get to become something of an overnight celebrity with loads of sympathy.
This rule doesn’t work if you’re OJ Simpson sadly.
Anyway, Knox has hired a big-time lawyer (who, if you want to know how big, has represented President Barack Obama and others) to negotiate possible book deals. Appointed is Washington, D.C.-based lawyer Robert Barnett “to represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book,” Knox’s spokesman David Marriott told Reuters.
Of course, Knox is only following the path of co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, who signed a lovely book-deal of his own recently.
In the case of both people, Italian courts overturned their convictions because the forensic evidence used to convict the two in the original case was deemed unreliable.
Sadly, Knox’s roommate – Meredith Kercher – is still dead. However, this isn’t the first instance of someone making a little dollar on the back of something awful.
Also, look out for Meredith by John Kercher, the father of Meredith Kercher. His book will be published in hardback in April 2012.