Amanda Knox Signs Lucrative Book Deal

February 18, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Amanda Knox March 12, 2011
File photo of American Amanda Knox at her appeal trial in Perugia's courthouse on March 12, 2011. Knox, who was cleared of murdering her housemate in Italy, just signed a $4 million book deal with Harper Collins. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Amanda Knox, who four months ago, was cleared on murdering her housemate in 2007 in Italy, signed a book deal with HarperCollins, according to statement from the publisher.

“Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system,” HarperCollins said in the statement. The deal encompasses the rights to her story, which will be released in early 2013.

Worldwide rights to the book are reportedly worth $4 million, according to a source who spoke anonymously with AP.

The 24-year-old Seattle native was imprisoned for four years in Italy for allegedly murdering British foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher, but was acquitted four months ago. Her case received international media attention and scrutiny.

Italian prosecutors have launched an appeal against Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was also cleared of murder over doubts about how police gathered DNA evidence.

Knox has not yet given any interviews to the media after she was released.

“Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will reveal never-before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life,” HarperCollins added.