Seattle’s Amanda Knox breaks her silence

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SEATTLE  — Amanda Knox is breaking her silence.

amanda knox italian court In an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, the Seattle native talks about the nightmare surrounding the 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Italy.

“I want the truth to come out.  I’d like to be reconsidered as a person. What happened to me was surreal, but it could’ve happened to anyone,” says Knox in her first TV interview.

Knox shares her side of the story, a story that captured viewers all over the world.

“I mean I was in the courtroom when they were calling me a devil.  I mean its one thing to be called certain things in the media.  And it’s another to be sitting in a courtroom, fighting for your life, while people are calling you a devil and it’s not true,” says Knox to Diane Sawyer.

Knox spent four years in an Italian prison for the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher.

In the interview, Knox maintains her innocence.

She also addressed the questions and concerns about her attitude and reaction during police questioning and the trail.

“I never did a cartwheel, I did do the splits and then later on she claimed that I was doing a whole number of gymnastics cartwheels, back walk overs, I did the splits and that’s once.”

Sawyer says, “But do you see how strange…”

Knox says, “Well what’s strange is why these things got mischaracterized.”

Sawyer says, “But you can see this does not look like grief. Does not read as grief…”

Knox says, “I think everyone’s reaction to something horrible is different.”

Knox talks about the legal process and her difficult time in prison, saying she thought about suicide.

Her book, Waiting to be Heard, hit store shelves yesterday.

As of 11am Wednesday, it was the 9th most popular book on

Knox’s legal battle is far from over.  In March, Italy’s Supreme Court ordered her to stand trial again.

“It was incredibly painful.  I felt like after crawling through a field of barbed wire and finally reaching what I thought was the end, it just turned out that it was the horizon, and I had another field of barbed wire that I had ahead of me to crawl through,” says Knox to ABC News.

Her lawyer expects that trial to happen sometime next year, it’s not clear if Amanda will return to Italy for the retrial.

Amanda Knox is living once again in Seattle and is studying at the University of Washington.

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1 Comment

  • james stewart

    Hey Amanda,

    Here is a tip, don't lie to the police when they question you about a murder of your roommate….Oh, and you probably shouldn't falsely accuse an innocent person of it either…It kinda effects your credibility! LOL

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