Amanda Knox, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, penned an impassionate essay hitting at Matt Damon’s Stillwater for profiting off of her story.
“Does my name belong to me? Does my face? What about my life? My story? Why is my name used to refer to events I had no hand in?” she questioned in a Medium article, also posted via a Twitter thread. “I return to these questions because others continue to profit off my name, face, and story without my consent. Most recently, the film Stillwater.”
Knox went on to explain that she read a recent Vanity Fair interview with Stillwater director and co-writer Tom McCarthy, who claimed that Knox’s story inspired