She continued, “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… But I know that my wrongful conviction, and subsequent trials, became the story that people obsessed over. I know they’re going to call it the ‘Amanda Knox saga’ into the future.”
With this in mind, she requested that people “don’t blame me for the fact that others put the focus on me instead of Meredith,” that her story is approached with more empathy and for writers to mention that while she was convicted of murder twice, she was also acquitted of the crime. Plus, she voiced disapproval of certain descriptions of the trial, writing, “Sordid: morally vile. Not a great adjective to have placed next to your name. Repeat something often enough, and people believe it.
Knox also acknowledged that Stillwater isn’t the first, nor will it be the last, project to “rip off my story without my consent at the expense of my reputation.” She rattled off a list of movies, books and shows that discussed the Kercher case, claiming she was never asked to participate in their development.