When Amanda Knox was still behind bars in Italy, jailed for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher — a crime she was later acquitted of — she wrote in a letter to her friend Madison Paxton that “if” she were to be released from prison, she had goals, which included working with the Innocence Project, becoming a translator, and having children.
And since returning home back in 2011, she has made at least one of those dreams come true. Keep reading to get the latest on Amanda and what her life looks like since her release.
Amanda in September 2016.
Where is Amanda now?
The controversial activist has remained in Seattle — where she grew and lived before going abroad to Italy and her 2007 arrest.
What does Amanda do?
In the time since Amanda, 29, was freed from an Italian prison and acquitted on murder charges, she’s been working with the Innocence Project, which is a non-profit dedicated to putting an end to wrongful convictions — a cause obviously important to Amanda, who was later exonerated by Italy’s highest court in 2015, almost four years after she was acquitted of murder.
In addition to her work with the Innocence Project, Amanda has become active in her community by attending college courses and writing reviews for a local newspaper.
Amanda on trial in 2011.
She’s in a relationship!
Despite the incessant media coverage that haunted her life during her time in Italy, she’s been surprisingly public with her life — revealing on Facebook that she’s dating a man named Christopher Robinson (they’ve been in a relationship for a little more than a year).
She’s surprisingly public.
Unlike many other people involved in high profile cases, Amanda has been active not only on social media, but also in the press. Last October, she gave an interview and opened up about how she deals with the “trolls” that she exposes herself up to by being online.
“The automatic assumption is you should be defensive, because obviously people are attacking in a way that is insane and unwarranted and out of context,” she said. “But the first step toward defending yourself is being vulnerable, and engaging the person who is pointing the finger at you with compassion. Not all trolls are going to be human with you. But the only thing you can do is sit there across from someone and acknowledge that you are a human being, and you aren’t just confined to their definition of you.”
You can follow her on Instagram!
Like we said, she’s shockingly open considering everything she’s been through! She recently took to Twitter to assure her followers she’s not dead (quoting Mark Twain in the process) and revealed she made her once-private Instagram open to the world.
On it, you’ll see lots of pictures of her cat, her significant other, and their travels (cat typically not included).
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