Amanda Knox stated that she has an “ongoing struggle” to live with the public’s “made up version of herself” a decade after being released from jail for the murder of her British flatmate.

It is almost 14 years to the day that 21-year-old student Meredith Kercher was raped and killed in a brutal attack in the apartment they shared in the Italian city of Perugia.

As the details of this case developed, attention quickly turned towards Knox, a US student aged 20, and what has been described to be an attempt to build a narrative that would include her and her then boyfriend as prime suspects.

She was found Raffaele Solecito was also guilty. He was sentenced to four-years in prison. However, he was released in 2011 to allow him to return to the United States.

She spoke to Woman’s Hour about how the media scrum after her conviction and release caused her to lose control over her identity. 

Amanda Knox has said she faces an 'ongoing struggle' to live with the public's 'made up version of herself' - a decade after she was released from jail over her British flatmate's murder

Amanda Knox, a decade after her release from prison for the murder of her British flatmate, has stated that she faces an “ongoing struggle” to live with the public’s “made up version” of herself.

‘I think there was an incredible invasion of my privacy. But also a capitalization upon my identity that sometimes had nothing to do me,” she said to BBC presenter Emma Barnett.

‘People vehemently stood for one side or the other and were unable… again there was the sense of confirmation bias you see what you want to see.’

Although a decade has passed since her release, the interest in the case of murder was renewed when she was found guilty again on new evidence. Appeal in 2015 by the Italian Supreme Court resulting in full exoneration 

She spoke about how the case would have been seen today and said:It’s very interesting. I think that it would be… I would hope that people would have been more sceptical about that portrayal of events today.

It is almost 14 years to the day that 21-year-old student Meredith Kercher was raped and killed in a brutal attack in the apartment they shared in the Italian city of Perugia

It’s almost 14 year since Meredith Kercher (21-year-old student) was raped, and then brutally attacked in their shared apartment in Perugia, Italy.

Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 36, were convicted of Kercher's murder in 2009 before being acquitted, convicted again and then finally definitely cleared in 2015. Pictured: The former couple in 2007, shortly after Kercher's body was found

Knox and Raffaele, her ex-boyfriend, were convicted of Kercher’s murder in 2009. They were acquitted and convicted again in 2009. The case was finally cleared in 2015. Pictured: The former couple shortly after Kercher’s death in 2007.

“That said, I think social media was already quite active during my case and had an enormous impact on how the case played out.

‘And if anything it has become even more about tribalism, which is also a big problem where people vehemently stood for one side or the other and were unable… again there was the sense of confirmation bias you see what you want to see.’

“So, I felt very much like I was in conversation with a made up version of myself as I came into the world. This was before I ever met them as a real person.

“And that’s an ongoing issue for me.

‘It’s an ongoing struggle for me that has… it’s not over.’

Knox spent four years in Perugia jail for the murder her British roommate Meredith Kercher. She was found dead in their house in November 2007.

She was convicted in December 2009 and sentenced for 28 and a quarter years. An appeals court ruled that she had not followed legal procedures and that there was no DNA linking her and her then-boyfriend Raffaele.

Speaking of how the case would have been viewed today, she said: ' It's interesting. I think that it would be… I would hope that people would have been more sceptical about that portrayal of events today'

She said that the case would have been viewed differently today. I think that it would be… I would hope that people would have been more sceptical about that portrayal of events today’

Rudy Guede, a local man, was convicted in separate trials after his DNA had been found on Kercher’s corpse and in the room where Kercher was killed. He was sentenced in 2008 to 16 years imprisonment, but was released in December 2020. He will continue his sentence by doing community work.  

Knox was tried again in absentia and convicted again. The conviction was then overturned in 2015 by Italy’s highest court.

She now resides in Seattle, with Christopher Robinson (39), her poet and novelist husband. 

Knox recently revealed that she had just given birth to a girl, but she lied to listeners to her podcast and claimed that she was still pregnant to avoid a media storm.

Amanda Knox now lives in Seattle with her poet and novelist husband Christopher Robinson, 39

Amanda Knox and Christopher Robinson, her poet-novelist husband, now live in Seattle.

According to The New York Times’, Eureka Muse Knox Robinson told The New York Times that the couple welcomed their daughter’several month ago’.

Knox did not announce her pregnancy until August 4, when she appeared on the first episode of Labyrinths. Knox had probably already given birth or was about to. 

Knox explained last month that Robinson and Knox were married in 2020 in time travel-themed ceremonies. Knox documented Robinson’s pregnancy in their podcast Labyrinths but kept the news of her daughter’s birth secret. 

Knox spoke to the paper from their home in Vashon Island, Washington, stating that she was still nervous about the paparazzi bounty upon her head.