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.