Subject of ‘Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy’ Goes to Court to Block Movie; YouTube Takes It Down

Mar 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Telling an Italian judge that the Lifetime television movie about her murder conviction left her "very disturbed," Amanda Knox appeared in court Thursday to ask that the TV movie be blocked from airing in Italy, where she’s appealing her conviction for murdering her roommate, reports ABCNews.com.

Knox is also asking that the TV film, “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy,” which aired in the U.S. in February, be pulled from the Internet and that any distribution of images from the project also be blocked, the story says. Lawyers for Knox are targeting YouTube and Google, as well as Lifetime Entertainment.

YouTube has taken down clips of the TV movie, as well as the telefilm’s trailer, the article adds.

Knox told the judge, "I am distressed by this invasion into my life and the way my life is being exploited," according to her attorneys, the story says. The hearing wasn’t open to the public.

Her attorneys maintain that the telefilm causes "very serious and irreparable damage" to Knox, according to the article. The hearing was adjourned quickly because Lifetime representatives weren’t present. Lifetime hasn’t yet confirmed receipt of their summons, the story adds.

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  1. The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming. They gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis despite three attempts each. All the other people who were questioned had one credible alibi that could be verified. Innocent people don’t give multiple conflicting alibis and lie repeatedly to the police.
    The DNA didn’t miraculously deposit itself in the most incriminating of places.
    An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA was found on Meredith’s bra clasp. His DNA was identified by two separate DNA tests. Of the 17 loci tested in the sample, Sollecito’s profile matched 17 out of 17.
    According to Sollecito’s forensic expert, Professor Vinci, Knox’s DNA was on Meredith’s bra.
    Amanda Knox’s DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts – Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli – categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.
    There were five instances of Knox’s DNA mixed with Meredith’s blood in three different locations in the cottage.
    Knox tracked Meredith’s blood into the bathroom, the hallway, her room and Filomena’s room, where the break-in was staged. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s blood was found mixed together in Filomena’s room, in a bare bloody footprint in the hallway and in three places in the bathroom.
    Rudy Guede’s bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith’s room and out of the house. This means that he didn’t stage the break-in in Filomena’s room or go into the blood-spattered bathroom after Meredith had been stabbed.
    The bloody footprint on the blue bathmat in the bathroom matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot, but couldn’t possibly belong to Guede. Knox’s and Sollecito’s bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway.
    It’s not a coincidence that the three people – Knox, Sollecito and Guede – who kept telling the police a pack of lies are all implicated by the DNA and forensic evidence.
    Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she was involved in Meredith’s murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. After she was informed that Sollecito was no longer providing her with an alibi, she stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox’s alibi that she was at his apartment.
    Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite the fact she knew he was completely innocent. She didn’t recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison. She admitted that it was her fault that Lumumba was in prison in an intercepted conversation with her mother on 10 November 2007.
    The English translation of the Massei report can be downloaded from here:

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