Amanda Knox lashed out on the new Matt Damon movie “Stillwater” — claiming the film profits off her real-life struggle for a wrongful homicide conviction.
The 34-year-old lamented how her identify continues to be related to a killing she didn’t commit – and is now linked to a film she had no half in making.
“Does my name belong to me?” she wrote in a Thursday tweet storm. “My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my name refer to events I had no hand in? I return to these questions because others continue to profit off my name, face & story without my consent. Most recently, the film #STILLWATER”
Knox additionally took difficulty with the fictionalized character she now feels related to as a result of the movie’s ending veers from precise occasions in a sinister twist.
Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been twice convicted and later acquitted within the 2007 killing of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Although “Stillwater” largely fictionalizes the case, director Tom McCarthy has mentioned Knox’s case impressed the storyline and opinions and promos of the movie have famous the premises’ similarity to what occurred to Knox.
The exoneree took difficulty with a Vanity Fair article that referred to the case as “the Amanda Knox saga.”
“I want to pause right here on that phrase: ‘the Amanda Knox saga,’” Knox mentioned. “What does that refer to? Does it refer to anything I did? No.”
“It refers to the events that resulted from the murder of Meredith Kercher by a burglar named Rudy Guede,” she went on.
“It refers back to the shoddy police work, prosecutorial tunnel imaginative and prescient, and refusal to confess their errors that led the Italian authorities to wrongfully convict me, twice. In these 4 years of wrongful imprisonment and eight years of trial, I had near-zero company.
Knox shared a headline from The Post that learn “Man who killed Amanda Knox’s roommate freed on community service” for example of how her identify continues to be tied to the killing.
“I would love nothing more than for people to refer to the events in Perugia as ‘The murder of Meredith Kercher by Rudy Guede,’ which would place me as the peripheral figure I should have been, the innocent roommate,” she mentioned.
“But I know that my wrongful conviction, and subsequent trials, became the story that people obsessed over,” she went on. “I know they’re going to call it the ‘Amanda Knox saga’ into the future.”
She then requested that folks be acutely aware of how they talk about the occasions – and acknowledge that it’s not her selection that the focus remains on her.
The exoneree additionally challenged director McCarthy and star Matt Damon to hitch her on her podcast “Labyrinths.”
The character in “Stillwater” is proven to have a sexual relationship with her roommate, whereas Knox mentioned she was “nothing but platonic friends’ with Meredith, she said. And the movie’s finale paints the character as “the tabloid conspiracy” guiltier model of Knox, she mentioned.
“By fictionalizing away my innocence, my total lack of involvement, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person,” she mentioned.
“I have not been allowed to return to the relative anonymity I had before Perugia,” Knox mentioned.
“My only option is to sit idly by while others continue to distort my character, or fight to restore my good reputation that was wrongfully destroyed.”
A spokesperson for Focus Features couldn’t be reached Thursday evening. The Post has reached out to Damon’s publicist for remark.