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Amanda Knox

Signs with Book Agent

Who Repped Barack Obama

12/5/2011 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda KnoxThe Amanda Knox story is one step closer to bookstores everywhere -- TMZ has learned, she's signed with a very powerful literary agent in DC. 

According to sources, Amanda recently inked a deal with lawyer/lit agent Robert Barnett -- who has brokered book deals for some of the biggest names imaginable ... Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney ... to name a few.

Our sources say Amanda's Italian ex-BF Raffaele Sollecito -- who was also convicted and then exonerated in the murder of Meredith Kercher -- has signed with a book agent of his own ... Sharlene Martin, famous for brokering deals for several NY Times bestselling authors.

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Brian J    

It should be a good read. Especially the interrogations by the inquisitor/prosecutor. Also, the games played by the prosecution to selectively test dna evidence and not test crucial elements like the semen stain on the victims pillow. It will be the tale of a modern day witch hunt, in a town which once burned witches.

961 days ago
32.

Diamond    

I wonder if Amanda Knox will use any of the advance to pay the judgment against her for falsely accusing Patrick Lumumba of the crime she said she witnessed. Amanda Knox gave details of that crime. She laughed when asked in court about it.

961 days ago
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billybob    

These are the perverse rules of the business: you are an alleged murderer or at least someone of whom many are convinced that you are, and you polarize the public.

Because the true murderer is OFFICIALLY not found yet and you have been found guilty in an inferior court, you simply exploit the fact that a lot of people think you are guilty and others do not. What makes you rich is on the other hand a more unbearable pain for the family of the victim.

You could although for some reasons not want to exploit the current hype about you. Respect for the victim and its family could be one of them.

The fact that that Knox and Sollecito did not miss out on anything to make a lot of money quickly, shows, at least to me,
they feel absolutely no respect or loyalty for their murdered roommate, with whom they were reputedly such good friends.
I hope i will never have such friends, but maybe, they will give the victims family some of the money because cynically, there
is no one who could or wants write a book in the name of Meredith Kercher. I doubt the Kercher's would take that blood money.

961 days ago
34.

Marilyn    

WORKING TITLE-
"How to Murder an Innocent Woman as a Degenerate and Get Away with It"
ANSWER- Blame the Black Guy!

961 days ago
35.

Nicole     

Pookie: less than a minute ago

WORKING TITLE-
"How to Murder an Innocent Woman as a Degenerate and Get Away with It"
ANSWER- Blame the Black Guy!

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Except the black guy's DNA was everywhere and he even confessed to being there.

961 days ago
36.

carol hammer    

re: horses and trees - if horses think they can rub off a rider and they want to, they will give it a go...I've been the recipient of several over the years even when I've been paying attention.

961 days ago
37.

Caleb    

Good for her! I can't wait to read it. Really excited to hear her side of the story.

961 days ago
38.

DJR    

Good for them!!! Such a horrible event in anyones life deserves scrutiny to prevent future repeats. I wish them both success in the $$millions.

961 days ago
39.

BD    

It makes me sick that anyone would pay this murderous bitch for anything, she should rot in hell

961 days ago
40.

Reader    

She is gonna need a ghost, a ghostwriter.

961 days ago
41.

Diamond    

The black guy Amanda accused was innocent. She gave details of the crime she witnessed, but accused an innocent man.

961 days ago
42.

James J    

I will not read the book.

Anyone who has read in detail the evidence and history of the case (which is available on the web) knows Amanda Knox was clearly involved in, and with the killing of Meredith Kercher.

Meredith's body was stabbed--with knife, i.e., pin-pricks-- more than 40 times. An unknown robber or some disinterested person interested in merely raping Meredith would not have gone to such a lengths. Further, an innocent person does not point a finger at another the way Amanda did after her arrest (i.e., pointing her finger at an well-known bar-owner.)

The only thing that saved Amanda was her looks and the possibility of millions being made upon her release from prison. No one would have spent this type of money without backing. Once again, the press's involvement in this case resulted in an undeserved acquittal.

P.S. For all you scholars out there... you do not need to have DNA evidence to convict a person of murder... especially when the person's own testimony placed her at the scene of the crime.

961 days ago
43.

Superman    

What a disgrace giving this murdering bitch a book deal!!!

961 days ago
44.

Diamond    

Amanda was there. She said so in great detail several times.

961 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

Talk about a tell all police report. If they are exes, then they probably no longer talk. If they both "tell all" and the stories are different (you can tell the truth only once, but lie a million times), then we will "know". Interesting.

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