Amanda Knox Lands Lucrative Memoir Deal

    September 12, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Amanda Knox and her former lover, Raffaele Sollecito, are looking to get their side of the story heard about the murder of Meredith Kercher by way of two separate memoirs; Sollecito’s book, “Honor Bound”, will be released on September 18th. Knox has signed a book deal with HarperCollins for a reported $4 million; it’s due out next year.

With the news of two new accounts of what happened in the little Perugia apartment Knox shared with Kercher comes a great deal of curiosity, trepidation, and a sense of unease. Since Knox and Sollecito were released from prison last year after serving a four-year sentence–their conviction was overturned–little has been known about the two. Knox moved back to Seattle with her family, but Sollecito has kept a low-profile.

According to early reports, Sollecito is still maintaining their innocence in his book, although he does admit that Knox’s behavior was strange right after they were arrested and ultimately led to a glare of suspicion being cast upon them by Italian officials. For now, that suspicion has turned to Rudy Guede, a small-time criminal who was convicted separately and is still imprisoned. The belief is that he killed Kercher during a botched robbery, although he claims he witnessed a stranger with a knife standing over Kercher’s body.

The haunting truth is, we may never know what really happened, as even with two memoirs, the events that transpired that day will forever remain between Knox, Sollecito, and Kercher.

Image: Seattle Weekly

  • ian

    I believe that this woman

  • Ed Moapa

    The facts point to her innocence – it’s that simple. I wish her all the best.

  • Barry_T

    Not guilty — incompetence and crooked Perugia cops/prosecutor

  • paul piccus

    I dont think anyone should profit from a crime. If any monies are gained over legal costs they should be to the benifit of the victims family. The true innocence of Knox will never be known, but the fact of her strange acts are well documented. If she is truley innocent she would know profiting from a families loss is not the actions of the innocent or the decent person.

    • J

      If they are innocent, as they appear to be, and were ultimately judged to be, they were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit for years. I have no issue with them profiting in that scenario. Noone can put a value on Kerchers loss of life, but putting a value on the loss of years of freedom is also difficult. That said, it would be compassionate and appropriate for them to donate at least some, if not all, of the profits to the victims family.

  • Dan

    Would you let your daughter be her room-mate?