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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:27 AM
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Amanda Knox seeks book deal to tell murder trial story
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 10:28 AM by dipsydoodle
Source: BBC News

Amanda Knox has hired a top lawyer and literary agent to help her sign a book deal, a spokesman for the family says.

Washington DC-based Robert Barnett will represent her in talks with publishers.

He has helped broker book deals for US Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W Bush, as well as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Mr Barnett is a high-powered attorney and behind-the-scenes operator who also negotiated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's contract with Fox News.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/16052501
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leftyohiolib Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:08 AM
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1. no surprises here
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:45 PM
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2. All of this will go on happening as long as
there are people willing to spend money to read the twisted garbage that is spewn from the deranged minds of dubious members of our society. My dog people, just because there is a book that exists, does not mean that it is worthy of being read. Accordingly, just because words have been put into a sentence on a page, for the purpose of extracting a financial gain, does not mean that the sentence represents the truth. Nor does it mean that any person who reads that sentence will ever have at their disposal, a means of determining if that sentence is true or false. I am not talking about intellectual ideas that are worthy of consideration by inquiring minds. I am talking about "he said, she said", one sided accounts; the truth of which will never be known by most people.

I believe that anyone who spends money to buy a book, either as a source of enlightenment or as a source of entertainment, has an intellectual responsibility to themselves to first inquire in their thinking, if the author and the publisher of said book, whose wealth they are about to contribute to, deserve to be made more wealthy as a result of the expenditure of money that they are about to make. Most of the people who are incensed by the fortune that has been amassed by the grifter, Sarah Palin, are the same people whose hard earned money has helped to make her that way.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:25 PM
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14. except
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 04:46 PM by maxsolomon
knox hasn't spewed twisted garbage, have a deranged mind, and is not a dubious member of our society.

she's a normal american college student studying overseas, caught in a nightmare she had nothing to do with, who got fucked over by incompetent police work and overzealous prosecutors. she was cleared by the appeals court of everything but defaming her boss, an accusation extracted under duress. that charge would have been thrown out, also, in an american appeals court.

she has every right to tell her story, and given the debt her family incurred fighting her conviction, little choice.
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:52 PM
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24. says it all n/t
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:01 PM
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3. Title: 'If I did it"
ghostwriter: OJ.

Would be nice if the surviving family of the girl she killed and the guy she tried to frame could sue her civilly to take all profits away.

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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:47 PM
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4. So, you have personal knowledge that Meredith Kercher was killed by Amanda Knox?
Better give the Italian court a call. Considering the fact our state department was involved in her release, their "evidence" wasn't exactly compelling to begin with.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:23 AM
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9. Do you?
Gee, nothing about her DNA being on the murder weapon or anything, or that she blamed others and changed her story so many times. There is a lot of real evidence that many people aren't aware of. Poor little Amanda...my heart really cries out for the conniving sociopath.
:sarcasm:

Maybe big American money shouldn't try to buy justice for somebody involved in the gruesome murder of a beautiful young woman. I have no sympathy for Amanda Knox, I believe she and her erstwhile boyfriend were HEAVILY involved.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:44 PM
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17. is the 'real evidence' in the hands of the italian courts?
or is it yours exclusively? if so, please share. we'd all love to evaluated it.

if Knox is a conniving sociopath, she did a really bad job of it.

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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:41 PM
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19. Here's something for you...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/06/amanda-knox...

She did a GREAT job portraying a heartless, unfeeling sociopath, didn't have to work at it very hard. She wasn't too great playing the poor, put-upon, innocent American victim of the big bad heartless media.

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:09 PM
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22. that's a judge avoiding making a definitive statement
and i agree, guede certainly knows and isn't saying. that article proves nothing.

it's truly amazing how you can look at her and be convinced of the exact opposite of what i, and most americans see. you're like a dog with a bone, and you cannot admit the possibility that you've been wrong all along. she and rafello had no motivation to commit this crime, and if she's a conniving sociopath, she would have done a much better job of planning.

i don't understand how you could see her anxiety at the trial, or tears of joy and relief when she got back to seattle, and not think it was genuine.

her low profile since her release is also evidence of a non-sociopathic character - has she been on american tv, enjoying the spotlight? no, she's been laying low, making no statements, until announcing this book deal.

i have to ask - are you in America? if not, where are you?
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:59 PM
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6. +1
nt
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:26 AM
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10. I hope so....
Poor Amanda, without the ability to cash in on her crimes, will just have to rely on her natural "charm", or just continue working her apologists.

She's disgusting.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:39 PM
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16. it's amazing how convinced of her guilt you remain.
even in the face of the appeals court decision.

if she wants to pay back her lawyers and family, she has no real choice other than to monetize the injustice (yes) she suffered. her family are not wealthy people.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:42 PM
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20. I'll never be convinced she had nothing to do with it.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 05:45 PM by Darth_Kitten
n/t
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:57 PM
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5. There we go, cashing in.
Way to go. :eyes:
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:59 PM
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8. I'd say she deserves any money she earns from writing this book
She was wrongly imprisoned for nearly 4 years. Her family spent much money traveling to see her, and defense lawyers aren't cheap.

This story was a travesty of justice. Especially since they already had the real murder (rudy gurde) arrested and imprisoned.
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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:03 PM
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12. Gotta Agree
on this one. Before I knew much about the case i just assumed she was guilty. Having read up, what happened to her appears to be just awful, almost rising to maliciousness. I don't begrudge her one book dollar.

And what happened to her really has little bearing on the victim. The girl was murdered and thinking that Knox got a horrible deal doesn't take away from sympathy for the victim's family unless you think that Knox did it. I don't, and I'm going to have to see some actual evidence to change my mind.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:00 PM
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7. I'd like to see
Meredith Kercher's family get a book deal to discuss their journey through the Italian Justice System. Seriously. My fiance is from Southern Italy - his family had strong thoughts on this . . . His mom is adamant that if Meredith had not been a half-brown person(Italy has it's "issues" just as France, Spain, the Netherlands, etc. etc.) she would have gotten a fair shake.

In the meantime - there has been some fall out in terms of tourism dollars from the UK.

I won't be buying the book - because I'm far more interested in what the Kercher family has to say than Amanda Knox. She got her day in court and was acquitted. Move on. Let the Kerchers do what they can to get some justice for their daughter and sister and step out of the limelight.

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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:31 AM
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11. Interesting perspective.
How you checked out the site "True justice for Meredith Kercher"?

http://truejustice.org/ee/index.php

Some interesting postings there.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:32 PM
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15. how did Merideth Kercher not 'get a fair shake'?
the Italians convicted 3 people when 1 committed the crime. i'd say that's TOO MUCH 'justice'. other than not convicting 2 innocent people, what should they have done to deliver 'justice'?

what would constitute 'justice' if not a murder conviction and prison sentence? Italy sentenced Rudy Guede to 30 years in prison. He was a penniless drifter, he has no money to extract in a civil judgment.

are you interested in what Rafaello Sollecito has to say? Or do you only reserve your ire for Amanda Knox?
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:06 PM
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13. I hope she gets Joe McGuinness to help her
perhaps she'll implicate herself much like Jeffrey MacDonald did in Fatal Vision.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:45 PM
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18. or perhaps you'll read it and realize
she didn't do it, and you need to let it go.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:56 PM
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21. I'd borrow it and read it. Doubt I'd buy it.
An American woman studying in a foreign country, arrested for a murder she didn't commit, charged by a prosecutor who believed that she was a devil worshipper, forced to become the focus of a trial that became headline news in three nations, convicted by questionable evidence, and locked in a cell for four years, and eventually acquitted and freed after assuming that her life was over...

No matter what your opinion is of Knox and the status of her guilt, it's certainly a fascinating story. We've heard little from her over the years, and it will be interesting to hear her perspective on the whole thing.
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:32 PM
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23. Hmm, another expanded National Enquirer crap book I can miss.
Of course, anyone who helped Palin is just a great big humanitarian anyway....
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