As attorneys prepare for a retrial of the case Amanda Knox was acquitted for in 2011, Knox has been sitting for multiple television interviews to defend her decision to not return to Italy for the trial and swear her innocence in the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher.
Knox, 26, sat down with Matt Lauer on Friday for an interview on "Today" and on Monday gave her first interview with a British program. The 26-year-old spoke with Lorraine Kelly on ITV's "Daybreak" to once again tell viewers that she would not reappear in an Italian court, citing finances, school, and the fact that she had already, as she says, been wrongfully imprisoned throughout the original trial.
"The risk of that happening again is enough to dissuade me from being present," Knox said.
Knox also insisted that she is not who the prosecution has made her out to be and added that she "would be fine" with submitting to a lie detector test to prove that she was not involved with the stabbing death of Kercher.
As for her relationship with Kercher's family, Knox said that the greatest closure would be for them to let her accompany them to Meredith's grave. Kercher's father John, 70, reportedly rejected the request, calling it "rubbish" and saying he's "heard it all before."
The retrial is scheduled to begin in Florence on Sep. 30. By law, Knox is not required to attend.