Amanda Knox: Why I Won’t Support Trump… After He Defended Me

In a new op-ed, Amanda Knox responds to her conservative critics.

May 4, 2017 10:39 am

Amanda Knox, branded by a global media firestorm as “Foxy Knoxy,” is the American who was was convicted, jailed, and acquitted multiple times for her alleged involvement in the 2007 killing of her former roommate, British exchange student Meredith Kercher.

President Trump donated to Knox’s defense and defended her innocence until her conviction was finally overturned in 2015 in light of international criticism of the Italian legal system and processes. Knox has since moved on, though not out of the limelight.

And now she’s answering detractors who criticize her lack of “loyalty” for criticizing the president’s policies and for endorsing Hillary Clinton in last year’s election with an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.

Trump himself is reportedly “very upset” with Knox because she didn’t vote for him.

But does she owe him her loyalty? Is it even democratic to do so?

“Just as a person’s support of me should not be based upon my politics or identity, hinging instead on the fact of my innocence, so should my politics hinge on the merits of policy, not personal loyalty,” she writes in her op-ed.

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.