Amanda Knox scores $4m book deal – what do the Kerchers get?
AMANDA Knox, the American cleared of killing Meredith Kercher in Italy, has sold her memoirs for $4 million to HarperCollins. Says the publisher:
“Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system. She will reveal never before-told details and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her life.”
Who gets the cash?
Well, Knox’s grandmother has said it would be a “good idea” for the Kerchers to get a slice.
Why? The money paid is rooted in what the publisher hopes is interest in Knox. Kercher was ever the media extra in her own murder.
Questions: had AMand Knox been black, would she have been so famous? Was her blondness her making – and the thing the media used against her?