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    Default "Foxy Knoxy" Amanda Knox gets $4m book deal from HarperCollins

    Amanda Knox has deal with HarperCollins for memoir of her ordeal

    The 24-year-old hasn't publicly discussed her ordeal

    Comments (5) By The Associated Press / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Thursday, February 16, 2012, 3:09 PM


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    Amanda Knox just signed a book deal with HarperCollins, after being tried and acquitted for her roommate's murder.



    NEW YORK Amanda Knox has a book deal -- a potentially $4 million dollar blockbuster.
    Financial terms were not disclosed, but an official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth $4 million for world rights. The official was not authorized to discuss the negotiations and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    The young exchange student whose conviction in Italy and eventual acquittal on murder charges made headlines worldwide has an agreement with HarperCollins to tell her story. The 24-year-old Seattle resident, imprisoned for four years in Perugia, Italy, has not publicly discussed her ordeal beyond a brief expression of gratitude upon her release last October.

    PHOTOS: AMANDA KNOX THROUGH THE YEARS

    "Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system," HarperCollins said in a statement Thursday.

    "Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will reveal never before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life."

    The book, currently untitled, is tentatively scheduled for early 2013.

    "Many accounts have been written of the Amanda Knox case, and countless writers and reporters have speculated on what role, if any, was played by Knox in that tragic and terrifying sequence of events," HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham said in a statement.

    "No one has yet heard Amanda Knox's own account of what happened, and this book will give Knox an opportunity to tell the story in full detail, for the first time. It will be the story of a crime and a trial, but also a moving account of a young woman's struggle to cope with a nightmarish ordeal that placed her at the center of a media storm, and led to her imprisonment."

    Financial terms were not disclosed, but an official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth $4 million for world rights. The official was not authorized to discuss the negotiations and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    Knox was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose other clients include President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. Some 20 publishers were interested and Knox met with seven, all of whom submitted bids during a recent auction.

    Burnham said that Knox, who studied creative writing, would work with a collaborator. Her editor will be Claire Wachtel, whose other authors have included crime novelist Dennis Lehane, journalist Cokie Roberts and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas.

    "Claire has a great track record of working with high-profile figures," Burnham said. "She's a very sensitive, responsive editor who I think can work with someone like Amanda, who's new to the experience."

    Publishers in recent years have shied from controversial defendants, but Burnham said he was deeply impressed by Knox when he met with her.

    "The experience of actually sitting down in a room and talking for an hour, an hour and a half with Amanda made me realize this was a very mature, intelligent woman who had been through an extraordinary experience," Burnham said.

    "She'll write a very thoughtful, reflective and serious book about what happened. And that moves this book away from the world of tabloids, the lurid side, to something more compelling and, in a way, more longstanding."

    Knox's legal issues are not over. Earlier this week, Italian prosecutors asked the country's highest criminal court to reinstate the murder convictions of Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. Prosecutor Giovanni Galati said he is "very convinced" that Sollecito and Knox were responsible for the Nov. 1, 2007, stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student who shared an apartment with Knox in Perugia.

    Kercher was found in a pool of blood. The appeals court in October said the guilty verdicts against the pair were not corroborated by any evidence, and that the court hadn't proven they were in the house when Kercher was killed.

    A third defendant, Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, was convicted in a separate trial of sexually assaulting and stabbing Kercher. His 16-year sentence, reduced in appeal from an initial 30 years, was upheld by Italy's highest court in 2010.

    Meanwhile, a lawyer for Knox recently filed an appeal of her slander conviction in Italy. The same court that overturned her murder conviction upheld the charges for slander for falsely accusing bar owner Diya "Patrick" Lumumba of involvement in the slaying.

    Lumumba was freed after two weeks in prison for lack of evidence.

    Knox later said she was "manipulated" during her lengthy police interrogation. An Italian judge set Knox's sentence for slander at three years, less than the time she spent in prison. That meant she could leave Italy and return to Seattle.


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    "Foxy"? not even remotely.

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    ^^^
    whatever you think about the case, there's no denying she's a pretty girl. that's really not a good picture.

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    hilarious gawker posts:

    OMG, what if it turns out she killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman?
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    If only they had that Coast Guard guy that grilled cruise captain Schettino to question her, they'd get the whole story in about 3 minutes...



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    I guess I'm the only person in the western hemisphere who thinks she had nothing to do with the murder. In any case, I'd say that four years in prison for a crime she didn't commit would be worth $4 mil and then some.

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    ^ really? I find most people don't think she was guilty, in the US anyway. I know opinion generally goes the other way outside the states.

    I haven't followed enough to have a real opinion either way. I couldn't get interested.



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    I feel like we didn't get enough of the story here in the States to really know. I remember that there seemed to be enough reasonable doubt to think that she got railroaded and most people felt bad for her so she's not all that controversial here. It wasn't like Casey Anthony or OJ where everyone was convinced she got away with murder. I'm sure the Italians feel differently.

    Her parents apparently spent their life savings and mortgaged/borrowed to the hilt to pay for the appeal so I'm sure they're getting a piece.

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    Disgusting! And before her publishers get too comfortable, aren't the Italians appealing her acquittal?

    P.S. Ugly inside and out.

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    If she killed my sister, I wouldn't fight to keep her book from being published, I would fight to receive every single cent she makes with book tours and copies sold and donate it all to my sister's favourite charities.

    And then when she least expects it, I'd take her out.

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    She's been through hell and lost 4 vital years. I'm not sure how interesting her story will be but let her have the money for her troubles.

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    Anyone who has anything bad to say about this girl has been brainwashed by the British tabloids. Read up on the case before you make dumb comments. There was only one person's DNA found on the murder scene and that person is in prison. The prosecutor's scenario of what happened is beyond bizarre and unbelievable. That is why Amanda and her ex boyfriend were acquitted. They are innocent. I can't even imagine the nightmare this poor girl and her ex boyfriend have been through.

    I agree that most people in the United States knows Amanda Knox is innocent. I live in Sweden and I know it too. Anyone who has read about this case knows it. But like I said, the British and Italian tabloids have completely manipulated their readers to sell newspapers. It's beyond disgusting and I can't believe people could be so gullible and simple minded to just buy their fiction as facts. Like I said, read up on the case before you make any comments. Amanda Knox and her ex boyfriend are victims in this case too.
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    I haven't read any tabloids to get my information. It came from a criminal barrister.
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    Bitch got those 4 years for falsely accusing a man and destroying his life and not for a murder she did or didnt commit.
    Or she could blame the man who gave her a job,had him in jail and then walk away free.eh?
    Man was lucky he had an alibi,but he had to close his bar and leave the country.
    So again,bitch was jailed for something she DID,period.

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    This is such an odd case. I have no idea what to believe, and whether she is guilty or not. So the book will be interesting
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    I didn't follow the case closely myself. I was so turned off by the way the media coverage was focused on the sexual, slut-shaming aspect that it perturbed me.

    My impression is that this is a situation where the initial investigation was so poorly conducted and mistakes were made such that it would be difficult to convict her or entirely clear her. We'll probably never know for sure. That must be hard on everybody involved.
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