Amanda Knox has granted ABC her first interview after her ordeal in Italy, according to AFP via Yahoo! on Feb. 11. During the time she was abroad studying Italian, German and creative writing as a college junior, Seattle-born Knox was charged with murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. She served four years in jail before being acquitted.
ABC announced that the interview will air on April 30, during which time 25-year-old Knox will discuss a variety of topics that surround her days in Italy and afterward.
The network said, "Now, after the dramatic Italian trial, conviction, and the court appeal that finally acquitted and freed her she will speak to ABC News."
The Knox interview was a real get for ABC with all major networks vying for this choice discussion. Apparently, this is a prime time for Amanda to talk since she will be promoting her memoir, "Waiting To Be Heard."
The missive, which was said to have been purchased for a reported $4 million according to The New York Times via Vanity Fair, is set to be bow via HarperCollins on April 30.
Jonathan Burnham of HarperCollins said of the impending book, "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."
He continued that the story within the pages Knox wrote will be one 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.”
By way of background, Amanda Knox hired Washington attorney Robert Barnett of the law firm Williams & Connolly to negotiate her deal that lead to her acquittal two-and-a-half years ago. That is when the Perugia appeal court freed Amanda and her ex-boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito.
After Meredith Kercher was killed in 2007, both had been the subjects of a trial that took more than four years to complete when Knox and Raffaele were convicted of sexual assault, murder and simulating a burglary. Each party had been sentenced to spending a quarter of a century locked up at the Capanne prison in northern Italy but were freed on appeal when the original conviction was overturned on Oct. 3, 2011.
Now Amanda Knox is ready to tell her story to the world, something that will be transmitted through an interview with ABC, which is a real coup for the network.