Amanda Knox: “I have to think the worst-case scenario”
It didn't matter that everybody knew Amanda Knox wasn't going to say anything new on the "Today" show Friday, that she wasn't going to drop any big bombshells. It didn't matter, because Amanda Knox is such a subject of deep public fascination, she could have sat in that chair opposite Matt Lauer and said nothing at all, and people would have tuned in. And she knew that. Amanda Knox – whose name has become synonymous with a lurid murder, and all those rumors about orgies and devil worship and drugs. The tabloid headline queen of the world. The pretty, all-American girl.
Six years ago, Knox was a student in Italy when her roommate Meredith Kercher was murdered in their lodgings. Though another individual -- Rudy Guede -- was convicted of sexually assaulting and killing her, Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were also prosecuted in the case. They served nearly four years in Italian prison before they were released two years ago. But in March, the Italian courts overturned the acquittal. The case is being tried again later this month. This time, however, the 26 year-old Knox is a woman living in the United States, and she's steadfast in her choice to not return to Italy to face the Italian courts one more time.