ABC to air Amanda Knox’s first TV interview on April 30
Amanda Knox, the media obsession who was wrongly convicted for the grisly murder of roommate Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Italy in 2009, is ready to speak on-air about the tailspin her life has been in since then. The New York Times reports that ABC has successfully vied for Knox's first television interview, whose air date coincides with the release of her memoir, "Waiting to Be Heard."
The Knox case captured so much attention originally because of its incongruity: Knox, by all accounts, was a good student, attractive and described as quiet and kind by those who knew her. Yet when her roommate in Italy was found dead, police determined that the scattered evidence pointed towards her and her then-boyfriend, an engineering student named Raffaele Sollecito. Knox's ruling was later overturned, but not before she spent almost four years in jail, where she claims to have been sexually harassed by prison officials and was misdiagnosed with having HIV.
The Times reports that ABC has offered Knox "an hour in prime time; teases of the interview on 'World News,' the newly first-place morning show 'Good Morning America,' 'Nightline,' and ABC’s local TV and radio affiliates; and exposure on Yahoo through ABCNews.com’s alliance with that popular search engine." The interview will air on April 30.