Amanda Knox has garnered headlines for more than a decade after being accused of murdering her roommate during a study-abroad program in Perugia, Italy. Tabloids turned her into a seductive sensation, while court cases rolled onward for years and years. In 2015, she was ultimately exonerated of her crimes, but not before spending a total of six years in jail.
Recently, People caught up with Knox, who is attempting to rebuild her life from the ground up.
“I’m not disappearing into oblivion,” says Knox, who lives in Seattle with her boyfriend Christopher Robinson. “I have something to say.”
After her release from prison, Knox worked on a memoir. She met Robinson at a book party after reviewing a text he co-authored. The two are currently working on a reality TV show about those who have been "caricatured by the media."
In 2016, Knox was the subject of a favorable Neflix documentary. She is also presently working as an activist to prevent wrongful convictions and is finally less anxious about some day being dragged back into legal battles. “Now I have normal-person fears — fears of failure, of not being smart enough or strong enough or kind enough,” she says.
“My little sister is getting married this November, and I’m having a blast coming up with awesome ways to make her feel special about that really important decision in her life,” Knox adds.
Robinson and Knox plan on wedding eventually as well but have put that on hold until after her sibling has her time.
“I look forward to that part of my life that I had always taken for granted growing up and then had to let go of in prison, and then [I] suddenly find myself with that as an actual opportunity again. I can only be insanely grateful for that," she says about eventually starting a family.
“I’m not free from scrutiny,” she concludes. “But now I feel like I can stand up for what I think.”
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