amanda knox book deal Amanda Knox exploring book deal, hires prominent attorney to represent herAmanda Knox, the U.S. woman cleared of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher by an Italian court back in October, has hired attorney Robert Barnett to “represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book,” says spokesman David Marriot in a statement.

The statement also says Barnett will assist Amanda and her family in “evaluating other opportunities as well.”

What those opportunities might be was not disclosed. One would imagine they would mostly be interviews.

Barnett has previously represented singer Barbra Streisand and presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and writer Bob Woodward in book deals, among a long list of others.

Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of murdering their flatmate Meredith Kercher, but the charges were overturned on appeal after forensic investigators criticized the police’s gathering and use of scientific evidence in the original investigation.

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