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Amanda Knox Compared to ‘Jessica Rabbit’

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Sep. 27 2011, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

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American exchange student Amanda Knox was compared to the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit in court in Perugia, Italy Tuesday, one day after she was labeled a “liar” and “satanic she-devil” by other lawyers during her appeals trial, which is finally coming to a close.

The lawyer for Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (who was also convicted in the sexual assault and murder of Knox’s British roommate Meredith Kercher) spoke on Knox’s behalf -- describing her as a young woman in love when jailed for the crime.

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"Knox could be compared to Jessica Rabbit," said Giulia Bongiorno, the lawyer for Sollecito, said as part of the appeals trial’s closing arguments. "She may appear to be a man-eater. In reality, she was a faithful woman in love."

Knox is "not bad, she's just drawn that way," Bongiorno added, referring to a famous line about the cartoon femme fatale made in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

As has previously reported, Knox, 24, her then boyfriend, Sollecito, 27, and a drifter were all found guilty of murdering Kercher in November, 2007 during a sex game gone wrong at the apartment she shared with Knox in the hilltop Umbrian town popular with foreigners studying Italian.

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Knox was sentenced to 26 years in jail. The appeals court is expected to announce its verdict later this week or early next week. The Seattle woman is expected to make a statement to the court on her own behalf.

If her conviction is overturned, she could immediately go free if the prosecution does not appeal the ruling.


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