Amanda Knox claims ‘Stillwater’ is profiting off her life

Amanda Knox claims Matt Damon film Stillwater profits from her life
Abigail Breslin (L) is Matt Damon's on-screen daughter in the film. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: Amanda Knox has criticised Hollywood director Tom McCarthy and actor Matt Damon for “profiting” from her wrongful murder conviction.

Damon casts in McCarthy’s new film, Stillwater, which was inspired by the American’s gruesome legal fight.

Mr Knox was jailed for four years in Italy for the murder of a British student before she was later acquitted.

Amanda Knox said the filmmakers “[ripped] off my story without my consent at the expense of my reputation”.

She and her former boyfriend were twice convicted of the 2007 killing of Ms Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Both of them were exonerated in 2015.

The Director of the filmm has said Ms Knox’s case helped inspire his new movie’s storyline.

The story of Stillwater follows Matt Damon’s character as he travels to France after his daughter is imprisoned for murdering her lover.

Amanda Knox complained in a lengthy blog post that she continues to be associated with a crime she didn’t commit.

In the movie Stillwater, she maintains, the character based on her is made to look as if she really did play a role in her lover’s death.

The 34-year-old accused McCarthy and Damon of “profiting by telling a story that distorts my reputation in negative ways”.

She wrote: “By fictionalising away my innocence, my total lack of involvement, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person.”

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