Amanda Knox Inks A $4 Million Book Deal ‘About Her Harrowing Experience At The Hands Of Italian Police’

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Feb. 16 2012, Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter

Amanda Knox’s rumored autobiography is now a reality as the 24-year-old Seattle native’s stepmother, Cassandra, confirms to RadarOnline.com: “Yes, she does have a book deal.”

Publishing house Harper Collins also confirmed the news Thursday, announcing that they have signed a $4 million deal with the former murder inmate about her life behind bars.

The as-yet untitled book to be written by the 24-year-old Seattle native will hit shelves in 2013, and give facts of events leading up to the November 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while they were both exchange students in Perugia, Italy, along with intimate details of the horror that Knox endured after she and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of the brutal killing.

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"Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system," Harper Collins said in a statement.

"Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates. She will reveal never-before-told details surrounding her case, and describe how she used her inner strength and strong family ties to cope with the most challenging time of her young life."

Amanda and Raffaele both served four years in an Italian prison before an appeals court ruled that they were not guilty of Kercher’s murder, and Knox immediately flew back to Seattle to be reunited with her family.

However, the horror may still not be over as her family claim they are getting harassed by Italian prosecutors who remain convinced that Knox is really guilty.

In response to a 112-page appeal filed by prosecutor Giovanni Galati, the Knox family released a statement on Tuesday that read: “We are not concerned about this appeal as Amanda's innocence was clearly and convincingly proven in her appeal trial.

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"This is simply another example of harassment by the prosecution against Amanda and makes this terrible, painful incident continue to go on for Amanda, Raffaele and their families.”

Amanda’s new book deal about her experiences was reportedly negotiated by Robert Barnett, a powerhouse attorney whose past clients include Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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