Amanda Knox Condemns Matt Damon’s Film For “Profiting” From His Wrongful Death Conviction

Amanda Knox has criticized Matt Damon and director Tom McCarthy for “profiting” from their wrongful death conviction.

Damon stars in the director’s new movie Stillwater, which is partially inspired by what the press has described as “the Amanda Knox saga.”

Knox, who was acquitted in the Meredith Kercher murder case in 2007, condemned the new film, as well as the use of her name in interviews leading up to its release.

In a lengthy message, which he also posted as a thread Twitter on Thursday (July 29), Knox said McCarthy’s actions perpetuated the idea that she was involved in Kercher’s death. Knox was wrongfully imprisoned for four years and Rudy Guede was convicted of killing the British student.

Knox also said McCarthy or Damon did not attempt to speak to her at any point during the film’s production.

“Does my name belong to me?” “My face? And my life? My story? Why does my name refer to events in which I did not participate? I return to these questions because others continue to benefit from my name, face and history without my consent. More recently, the movie #STILLWATER ”.

She added: “By fictionalizing my innocence, my total lack of participation, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person. And with Matt Damon’s star power, both of them are sure to benefit handsomely from this ‘Amanda Knox saga’ fiction that is sure to leave many viewers wondering, ‘Maybe real-life Amanda was involved in some way.’

Knox then shared a tongue-in-cheek “script idea” to emphasize his frustration with how his name has been associated with the film against his will.

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“He’s directly inspired by the life of Matt Damon,” he wrote, adding, “He’s an actor, a celebrity, etc. Except I’m going to fictionalize everything around him, and the Damon-like character in my movie is involved in murder. He didn’t sink the knife himself, but he’s definitely to blame somehow. His name is Damien Matthews and he starred in the Jackson Burne spy movies. “

Stillwater follow Damon’s character as he travels to France to help exonerate her daughter, who is in prison for a murder that she claims not to have committed.

The Independent se has reached out to Focus Features, as well as Damon and McCarthy for comment.

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