Amanda Knox, a true-crime personality, claimed Johnny Depp is wrongfully accused just like her.
Johnny Depp has an ongoing court battle against The Sun for naming him a wife-beater, following Amber Heard’s claims of domestic violence. The 34-year-old actress alleged her ex-husband assaulted her 14 times throughout their relationship, which the actor vehemently denied.
Knox’s thoughts about Johnny Depp
In a tweet, Knox revealed her thoughts about the 57-year-old actor and his ongoing case.
“Johnny Depp was wrongly accused of domestic violence [and] lost his career, reputation, [and] legacy because of us,” she wrote. “Imagine if you didn’t have the personal fortitude [and] resources of [Johnny Depp] to defend yourself against the mob.”
“Still think cancel culture doesn’t exist?” she asked.
Johnny Depp was wrongly accused of domestic violence & lost his career, reputation, & legacy because of us. Imagine if you didn't have the personal fortitude & resources of JD to defend yourself against the mob. Still think cancel culture doesn't exist?
— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) July 18, 2020
Knox’s wrongful conviction
Knox spent four years in prison after her wrongful conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. Since then, she became the voice of those who have been wrongfully accused.
When Kercher died, according to In Touch, Knox was studying in Perugia. She and the victim were both exchange students who were living in the same apartment.
Knox went home to their flat on Nov. 2, 2007, after spending the night with her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. However, when she arrived, she noticed the front door was open and found dried blood in the bathroom.
She called the police, and they found Kercher’s dead body in her locked bedroom. Later, Knox and Sollecito were accused of stabbing Kercher to death. She was only 21 at the time.
In 2009, they were found guilty and convicted of “faking a break-in, defamation, sexual violence, and murder.” They were both sentenced to 26 years in prison.
After continuing to appeal their guilty verdicts, they were found not guilty in 2011 and released from prison. However, a retrial happened in 2013. They were found guilty again in 2014 but acquitted in 2015.
Since then, Knox started to work with the Innocence Project. She also has her podcast, The Truth About True Crime.
The trial of Johnny Depp
The trial of Johnny Depp and Heard is like a box-office hit, lined by the media. A lot of revelations have been made, from a cut fingertip to a defecate in bed.
However, this is just the first part of the former couple’s high-profile legal battle, per USA Today. They will face each other again in a Virginia courtroom over the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s defamation civil suit against his ex-wife.
It was about a column she wrote for a newspaper, calling herself a domestic abuse victim. The piece made it looked like he was an abuser.
“The American trial will be very different,” Adam Waldman, Johhny Depp’s Washington, D.C. lawyer, predicted. “The procedural rules are quite different between the U.S. and the U.K. The Virginia trial is a jury trial, and that is another significant difference.”
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