Amanda Knox says she’s hired a lawyer to help her land a book deal after an Italian court cleared her and her ex-boyfriend in the killing of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Amanda Knox, who was cleared of murder and freed from prison by an Italian court in October, has hired a prominent Washington, D.C.-based lawyer as she considers possible book deals, her spokesman said on Monday.
Amanda Knox, 24, has retained attorney Robert Barnett â€œto represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book,â€ spokesman David Marriott said.
â€œMr. Barnett will also assist Amanda Knox and her family in evaluating other opportunities as well,â€ Marriott said in a statement.
Marriott did not elaborate on those additional opportunities but said few details of a potential book had been yet decided by Amanda Knox and her family, including an advance or the possibility of co-authors.
Amanda Knox family spokesman Dave Marriott said Robert Barnett, who is based in Washington DC, will represent Knox in discussions with publishers and help her evaluate other opportunities.
Barnett has represented the literary interests of the US presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W Bush, as well as Tony Blair and Sarah Palin.
Knox, then a college student studying in Italy, and Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of murdering her 21-year-old British housemate, Meredith Kercher in what prosecutors said was a drug-fueled sexual assault.
An Italian appeals court overturned their convictions in October after independent forensic investigators sharply criticized police scientific evidence in the original investigation, saying it was unreliable.
The 24-year-old had been in custody since 2007, and experts have suggested she could score a seven-figure book deal.
Amanda Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle in October after she was cleared in Kercher’s death.