Amanda Knox’s Father Vows to Clear Her Name After Slander Reconviction


Curt Knox, Amanda’s father, expressed his disappointment with his daughter’s recent slander reconviction.

Amanda Knox was reconvicted in an Italian courtroom despite being exonerated in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while they were exchange students in Italy.

The court determined that she wrongfully accused an innocent man of the crime. However, she will not face additional jail time as her three-year sentence is considered time already served.

“The goal was to clear Amanda’s name of all charges,” Curt Knox stated during an interview on “Elizabeth Vargas Reports.” “The next step will be the appeals process to the Supreme Court in Italy.”

The case garnered international attention following the murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in Perugia. Knox and her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, were the primary suspects in the case.

During her initial slander trial, Amanda Knox claimed that police coercion led her to falsely accuse an innocent man. The European Court of Human Rights later ruled that the interrogation methods used on Knox violated her human rights.

As a result, Italy’s highest court dismissed the slander conviction, deemed the police statements inadmissible, and ordered a new trial. In the latest trial, only Knox’s handwritten statements were considered as evidence to support the slander charges.

Curt Knox noted that his daughter, being only 20 years old and unfamiliar with the language, was pressured to cooperate with the police. He expressed disappointment that the police did not support her during this challenging time.

“Moving forward, our focus is on clearing her name completely,” Curt Knox emphasized. “Amanda has used her experience to educate others on handling difficult situations and finding positives in adversity.”

Liz Jassin
Liz Jassin
Liz Jassin's reporting beat centers around real estate, technology, and true crime. Previously, Liz completed video internships for Business Insider in New York City and Milkwood film studios in London. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied broadcast journalism and received concentrations in music and psychology.

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