Amanda Knox seeks to block Italian airing of Lifetime movie; clips, trailers pulled from YouTube

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Image Credit: Franco Biciocchi/Lifetime

The movie made its debut in the U.S in February, but Amanda Knox is hoping a judge can block the Lifetime original movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy from airing in Italy, where her appeal is currently taking place, and order that all materials relating to the movie — including clips, trailers, and images — be pulled from the Internet.

ABC News reports that Knox’s lawyers are zeroing their efforts in on Lifetime, Google, and YouTube, the latter of which has since pulled all trailers and clips of the movie from the site. (Although, low-quality versions are still available.)

Knox is currently serving a 26-year sentence for the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Lifetime is not commenting on the case, and YouTube has not immediately responded to EW’s calls for comment. On the night of its debut a month ago, the movie pulled in 2.8 million viewers.

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Comments (6 total) Add your comment
  • Kvivik

    WTF???
    I do not blame the girl in the least for wanting to stop these things. She’s still in appeals for her sentence. These things, if shown in Italy, could skew the appeal process and condemn her without proper hearing.
    I’m disappointed in Lifetime for not having the sense to see that.

    • Fortune

      agreed

    • Jim

      I agree. Lifetime seems to have no common sense concerning real life in other countries. Hope they get sued for their continued stupidity.

  • Michael

    But you have no problem with her ruining an innocent man’s life?

  • Blech

    This is distaseful. Lifetime should be ashamed making a movie about this while the appeal is current.

  • Michelle Moore

    The ITALIAN AUTHORITIES in Perugia have no problem with ruining an innocent man’s life. This is the truth and delusional obsession over wanting Amanda to be the “killer” doesn’t work here in the real world.

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