‘Sex mad’ Knox is just like cartoon Jessica
CONVICTEDkiller Amanda Knox is a loving woman — like cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, a defence lawyer has claimed.
It comes just a day after another lawyer told her appeal hearing in Italy that Knox was a “a lying, sex-loving she-devil”.
Giulia Bongiorno said Knox, the American student found guilty of killing British room mate Meredith Kercher in 2009, was not a bad person.
She added that Knox was not the “femme fatale” her accusers describe and compared her to Jessica Rabbit — the faithful animated star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Knox was convicted of murdering Miss Kercher, a fellow student in Perugia, and sentenced to 26 years in prison, while co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito was given 25 years.
Ms Bongiorno, Sollecito’s lawyer, paraphrased a famous line from the movie saying: “She’s been wrongly portrayed as a woman who makes slaves of men for sex. But Knox is not bad, she’s just drawn that way.”
Knox and Sollecito deny killing Miss Kercher.
Ms Bongiorno added that Knox was an immature girl who had just started dating Sollecito.
She said: “One should not mistake tenderness for sexual obsession.”
Knox and Sollecito insist they spent the night at his house the night of the murder, watching a film, smoking pot and having sex.
The movie they said they were watching, Amelie, led Ms Bongiorno in the original trial to compare Knox to the title character — an innocent girl intent on doing good. A verdict in the appeals case is expected on