What Amanda Knox’s Life Will Be Like Now That Her Conviction Is Overturned
High-profile murder convict Amanda Knox has been “definitively” acquitted of her charges by Italy’s highest court. The decision was made on Friday, a decision to which Amanda Knox recently admitted that she was “relieved and grateful.”
Amanda was originally convicted in 2007 of murdering her roommate while she was studying abroad in Italy. Knox has never once pled guilty to the crime, and though her story had some holes in it, she always claimed that she was innocent. Amanda recently made a statement of innocence while thanking the Italian Supreme Court.
“The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal, and throughout this ordeal, I have received invaluable support from family, friends, and strangers. To them, I say: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness has sustained me. I only wish that I could thank each and every one of you in person.”
Regardless of whether or not she committed the crime, Amanda Knox is now free and the standing question is, what will her life be like? It’s simple — Amanda Knox will be an American celebrity.
As scandalous as it may seem, Americans live for the thrill given by young women who can get away with doing questionable things and turn it into a business model. Monica Lewinsky and Kim Kardashian did it, and it’s more than likely that Amanda Knox will too. There have already been people who knew Amanda that question the court verdict, according to the Guardian. Patrick Lumumba, the bar owner who was accused of killing victim Meredith Kercher first, feels that if he had been convicted, he would have never been freed. Patrick feels that Amanda got preferential treatment because she was American.
“Amanda is free because she is American, but Americans are human like everybody.”
Patrick is right about one thing: Amanda Knox is human, but she’s nothing like everybody else. In 2011, Ameican television network Lifetime made a film about the events leading to Knox’s conviction. The made-for-TV movie was the highest-grossing non-Hollywood movie in American history. Adding to her famous glory, Amanda Knox was recently paid $4 million dollars for her memoir, and the perks do not stop at that.
Amanda Knox is now engaged to musician Colin Sutherland, a man who she’s known since childhood. Recently, photos of happy and free Amanda with her new beau have emerged, causing her name to trend on social media.
Amanda Knox is already well on her way to scandalous American stardom.
[Feature image via DailyMail / Body image via The Times UK]