Amanda Knox to Host Facebook Series on Women “Demonized” in the Media
Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison following her wrongful conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, and since then, she's become an activist and writer. Now, she will be hosting her very own Facebook series with Vice.
In a press release from the media outlet — obtained by In Touch — the five-episode unscripted series will explore the gendered nature of public shaming. The now 30-year-old will sit down with Amber Rose, Daisy Coleman, and more to discuss their personal journey of being sexualized, scrutinized, and demonized by the media –– and how they've rebuilt their lives after their most personal details had been made public.
Amanda said, "While on trial for a murder I didn’t commit, my prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale with magical powers to control men. The tabloids loved that story. So did the public. So did the jury. I lost years of my life to prison because of two-dimensional and misogynist stereotypes." She added, "In The Scarlet Letter Reports, I’m hoping to re-humanize others who have been similarly shamed and vilified, and elevate the standard for how we think and talk about public women."
Amanda, then a University of Washington student, was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy in 2007 when she was accused of killing her roommate, Meredith. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison, served nearly four of them, and was ultimately acquitted in 2015.
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