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Casey Anthony's Attorney

Kudos to Amanda Knox's Parents

For Supporting Her

10/10/2011 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Knox
Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox have a lot in common -- they were both recently freed from jail, they're both big celebrities now and they're both hot. What they don't have in common ... supportive parents, at least according to Casey Anthony's lawyer.

Jose Baez tells TMZ he was very happy for Amanda Knox and her family when the verdict was overturned. Baez says he watched the verdict and it was " a very surreal moment for me because I remembered being in that situation -- where a young woman's life hung in the balance -- and in a split second, her life was given back to her."

Baez says he felt Amanda's family played a key role in things, saying they should "be applauded" for sticking with her through the entire process -- unlike Casey's parents, who did not support her and instead, he feels, "hurt her case."

In the end, Baez says they're just a pair of "all-American girls."



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J Ferrante    

You forgot another important thing they don't have in common - One was guilty.

1073 days ago


I am sorry but, this guy is so way off that it is not funny. This girl Amanda should not be compared to Casey Anthony. Casey is going to pay the price for what she has done to that precious little angel Caylee. I would not have stood behind her either if my daughter had done something so low as take my granddaughters life. Then she has the nerve to say her father molested her. Lord help her is all I can say. She didn't say none of this until her day in court then all of a sudden her dad and brother had been molestering her for years. This girl has some serious issues. Amanda is a young lady that will rise above and she will always have people to back her up. Can't say the same for Casey. She is pretty much on her on. When you take a child's life you do pay at the end.

1073 days ago


Amando Knox should sue this idiot Baez for trying to compare her & that murderous piece of carp. Knox did not commit murder, trashbag anthony did. Also, Knox looks fine - not stunning but fine - anthony has beady little eye, a big pointy nose & dumbo ears, not remotely hot.

1073 days ago


First off, there is no comparison between Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony. Amanda is innocent and a pretty girl with more class in her baby finger than CA ever had. Everyone knows Casey is guilty of murdering her baby girl Caylee. She may have been acquitted by 12 village idiots but everyone knows she did it including Baez and her. Baez and Casey threw George under the bus for her freedom. They are absolutely the most pathetic and evil trash walking this earth and they will both burn in hell for what they have done. Baez may have won over a bunch of morons but Casey will never ever be truly free. She will always have Caylee's blood on her hands forever and Baez does too. Shame on both of them. Karma!

1073 days ago


Amanda Knox: Sexually Harassed Behind Bars & Told She Was HIV PositiveAmanda Knox: Sexually Harassed Behind Bars & Told She Was HIV Positive
Posted on Oct 10, 2011 @ 04:00PM print it send it
WENNBy Radar Staff

As Amanda Knox ventured out for the first time over the weekend in her hometown of Seattle, to pick up toothpaste and a candy bar, we're learning new details about the terrifying four years she spent in Italy’s Capanne prison -- a period that included sexual harassment and prison officials telling her (falsely) that she was HIV positive.

ABC News reported the American exchange student claims she was subjected to numerous incidents in which prison officials took liberties with her in a below-the-belt manner: On one occasion, a male guard broke policy and entered her cell alone and made sexually-based remarks; another incident consisted of a high-ranking authority at the prison calling her in his office for a late night meeting in which he wanted to talk about sex.

PHOTOS: Amanda Knox Heads Home

Most shockingly, the 24-year-old said she was falsely told she was HIV Positive by prison officials, who forced her to compose a list of all the sexual partners she’d had -- a list that was subsequently leaked to Italian media and published.

Knox wrote in her diary at the time of the faux diagnosis: "Please oh please, let it not be true. I don't want to die."

"I think the Italian courts ... practically made sure that Amanda was going to be harassed in prison,” Vanity Fair's Judy Bachrach told the network, “since they made her sex life so much of a focus of the first trial.”

PHOTOS: Amanda Knox Reacts To Verdict

Knox could sue the prison for the alleged indiscretions, but would have to go back to Italy to file such a suit, ABC reported.

Knox, who last week was acquitted in the killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, promptly returned to Washington. The network also reported that Kercher's family might file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Knox in her death.

1073 days ago


Amanda Knox is no more innocent then Casey. They are both killers. Like Casey Amanda was aquitted but that does not make her innocent. Like Casey she lied and changed her story repeatedly. The difference though is that the Italian police made alot of errors, and that is why she is walking free today. I have NO sympathy for Amanda, she like Casey got away with murder. My only sympathy is for the beautiful young girl who will never be able have a second chance at life. The same young woman that Amanda has shown NO remorse over her death. Baez is as usual full of SH*T. Niether of these girls is an "All American" girls. Unless being an All American mean that your goals should be to become a murder before you are 25. You all need to stop painting Amanda as a victim. They only victims is the young women who is DEAD.

1073 days ago


Well, neither had enough evidence to convict, but the big difference with Casey and Amanda is that there's a very big chance Casey did it, and a very small chance Amanda did it. Nonetheless, parents should be by their children' side regardless.

1073 days ago


Sorry, I still can't help laughing at those that believe Knox is innocent. Apparently, if you kill off US soil, that gives you a free pass and the public will automatically champion your cause without question. Nice job, Knox, when you go off in Washington state and kill someone, we'll be roasting marshmallows over your body, so enjoy your fame and freedom now.

1072 days ago


HIME---The reason Clayee is DEAD,is because of the immaturity and self centerness of Casey Anthony,and the pampering she has gotten through the years,and it appears still getting,which has turned her into a monster,It is long past the time for wipping her nose,what is needed,is for Casey to realize,come face to face with what she did and why,and I do not know,if she will ever admit what she has done,and I think the parents should at this time STEP AWAY,and if Baez would shut his mouth,and stop with its everyone fault but Casey,Casey MAY face facts SOMEDAY,To kill your own flesh and blood,to try and destroy your Father, brother,steal from your grandparents,use strangers for your own agenda,NO MORE WIPPING THE NOSE,TOUGH LOVE IS NEEDED,i want to say HI to the other Bev

1072 days ago


Jose Baez is a s***bag. How the hell can he compare Amanda Knox to Casey Anthony? There was no evidence pointing to Amanda being a killer while there is nothing but evidence pointing to the sociopathic psychopath who killed her daughter and dumped her like trash. He accused her father of molesting her, for Christ sake. Who is going to stick behind that? Baez gives lawyers a bad name. Douche bag.

1072 days ago


Good Day,

Only Amanda knows the truth...


1072 days ago


she ought to give her some monies to help[ her

1072 days ago


No way in Hell is Amanda anything like the Child Killer Casey. Amanda didn't kill anyone Casey Killed her own Daughter

1072 days ago


Knox is still guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher who's name is never mentioned in these blogs. It's not over for Knox either. Just wait. Anthony/Knox. same person. a good excuse for euthanasia or a happy needle in the death chamber.

1072 days ago


More propaganda games from Baez to link the two in the public minds and trade off the positive experience of Amanda. The difference is that public knows his client is guilty and believes Amanda is innocent and handled the situation with grace instead of the circus he put people through. There were real problems with the evidence in the Amanda Knox case, only problems in the Anthony case were ones he created.

1072 days ago
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