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From foreign prison to US podcast host, Amanda Knox has completely reinvented herself

"I’m doing the best I can.”
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Since being exonerated in 2015 for the murder of her roommate in Italy, American journalist Amanda Knox has largely stayed out of the spotlight. That is, until now.

The 36-year-old recently appeared back in court in Italy, where she was convicted for slander. The court found that she had wrongly accused bar owner Patrick Lumumba of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher shortly after the shocking 2007 crime.

Amanda Knox spent four years in prison in Italy. (Image: Getty)


The fact that Amanda doesn’t have to face any more time behind bars must come as a huge relief to the US author and activist. She’s worked hard to turn her life around in recent years.

In pictures from last week, the mum-of-two was seen strolling through the streets of Rome with her husband, Christopher Robinson. They looked like any other tourists as they explored with their young children, Eureka, 2, and nine-month-old Echo.

Amanda Knox with family walking through Italy
Amanda was back in Italy to appear in court. (Image: BackGrid)

While she looks at home with motherhood, Amanda has admitted on social media that she has struggled to reclaim her identity since her exoneration.

“It’s not easy. And I often feel like I’m trying to invent good choices out of bad whole cloth,” she said.

“I know that I cannot 100 per cent protect my daughter from the kind of treatment I’ve suffered. But I’m doing the best I can.”

Amanda has also drawn on her daunting experience of being behind bars to work on the podcast Labyrinth, which she hosts with her husband.


She looked happy and relaxed with her kids. (Image: BackGrid)

The podcast series, which began in October 2020, sees Amanda and Christopher explore true crime stories through interviews, philosophy and debate.

Talking about the podcast with Vulture, Amanda says she knows what it’s like to be at the centre of an entertaining story.

“Being able to speak to that when looking at other cases seemed like a really great opportunity,” she explained.

It would be completely understandable if Amanda resented Italy. The country wrongly convicted her of murdering her friend while on student exchange back in 2007. However, Amanda has no hard feelings towards the country.

“I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give… Still love you, Italia,” she shared on Instagram while visiting the country for her court case.

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