Amanda Knox’s attorneys have sent a formal letter to Lifetime demanding that the network pull the movie and its trailer based on her murder trail in Italy that resulted in her conviction, reports Deadline.com.
"Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy" features "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere in the title role and is scheduled to debut Feb. 21, the story says. Knox’s attorneys are threatening legal action if the network doesn’t agree to its demands by Feb. 10, the article adds.
Knox, a U.S. student, was arrested in Italy in 2007 for the murder of her British roommate, and was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison after an 11-month trial, the story notes. The widely publicized case raised questions in the U.S. about the fairness of the trial, including accusations of anti-Americanism. Knox became a bit of a celebrity, earning the nickname Foxy Knoxy.
A&E Television Networks, the parent of Lifetime, said that as of Saturday the company hadn’t received the letter and had no comment, the article adds.