Amanda Knox to Diane Sawyer: "I'd like to be reconsidered as a person"

“What happened to me was surreal but it could’ve happened to anyone," she added

By Prachi Gupta

Published April 30, 2013 1:07PM (EDT)

In her first televised interview since she was acquitted for murder in 2011, Amanda Knox sat down with ABC's Diane Sawyer to maintain her innocence. "I'd like the truth to come out. I'd like to be reconsidered as a person," Knox told Sawyer. “What happened to me was surreal but it could’ve happened to anyone."

Knox made headlines in 2009 when she was first suspected -- later, convicted -- of the grisly murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Italy. She was released from prison in 2011, but in March 2013, Italian courts overturned her acquittal.

“A Special Edition of 20/20: Murder. Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks” airs on ABC at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday evening. The interview coincides with the release of her memoir, "Waiting to Be Heard."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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