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Details emerge of Amanda Knox's jail time

October 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Now that Amanda Knox is free, there are new revelations about her time in an Italian jail, including allegations the warden sexually harassed her.

According to broadcast reports, Knox says she was sexually harassed by a high-ranking administrator who would ask uncomfortable questions about her sexual preferences in his office, alone, at night.

"I think the Italian courts the first time around practically made sure that Amanda was going to be harassed in prison, since they made her sex life so much a focus of the first trial," said Vanity Fair writer Judy Bachrach. "They said constantly that she was a girl without morals."

The alleged harassment stopped only when Knox's attorney complained. But according to Bachrach, she was also harassed by female inmates.

"They didn't go to the limit," Bachrach said. "In other words, gradually, Amanda Knox learned how to fend off unwanted advances from female prisoners."

Knox tried to productively fill her time behind bars by exercising, cooking, learning Italian and even keeping a journal.

Since her release, Knox's father, Curt, says the family has not discussed the full details of her prison life.

"We had one simple focus and that was to bring Amanda home and ensure that she was safe and feels safe and gets reconnected, and then we'll deal with any other issues that we have to deal with later," he said in an interview.

One of the eight jurors who overturned her murder conviction is speaking out about why he believes she did not kill her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

The jurors broke his silence to Italian TV station, saying he spent much of the trial trying to read the faces of Knox and her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito.

"I saw the faces of those two kids, and they couldn't bluff. They didn't bluff. My point of view is that these kids weren't guilty," the juror said.

That juror also says he was bothered by several parts of the prosecution's case, including the lack of a motive and uncertainty about when Kercher died.


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