Amanda Knox slammed for US election joke tweet after saying result ‘can’t be as bad’ as her time in Italy

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  • November 4, 2020
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manda Knox faced criticism today after comparing her time in prison to the next four years of American politics.

With the battle for the White House in the balance, she joked on Twitter: “Whatever happens, the next four years can’t be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?”

Ms Knox was accused of murdering her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, 21, with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito while studying in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.

Knox, 33, spent nearly four years in an Italian prison after she was convicted, along with Sollecito, of the murder of British exchange student.

She was originally jailed for 26 years.

The couple were freed in 2011 and exonerated in 2015 after new evidence placed known burglar Rudy Guede at the scene. He was eventually found guilty of the killing.

Knox  has since returned to the US and shared her thoughts on the election as the results started to come in on Tuesday night.