Amanda Knox Likely to Net Millions in Deals
Time for payback
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2011 4:27 AM CDT
Updated Oct 5, 2011 5:10 AM CDT
Amanda Knox appears at a news conference shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's payback time for Amanda Knox. Those years in Italian prison will begin to ka-ching as the Seattle woman rakes in millions of dollars in book and movies deals and appearances. “Unlike Casey Anthony, who has essentially become public enemy No. 1 since her acquittal, Amanda Knox has garnered tremendous public sympathy, mostly due to what many perceive as her being the victim of a corrupt criminal justice system," California attorney David Wohl tells Fox. That translates into a booming bank account. "The first interview will likely go for anywhere from $1 million to $5 million. I expect that book and movie rights will add substantially to that—tens of millions of dollars," Wohl added.

It's going to be a challenge to slip Knox big bucks for interviews with many reformed media outlets insisting they won't pay for news. "A news outlet paying money is a danger zone," said Wohl. "But if they were willing to push the envelope and figure out a way to pay, this is exactly the type of case where they would push it to make it happen." Knox's story has everything Hollywood loves, says Jason Maloni of Levick Strategic Communication. "She’s a young, attractive woman caught up in story that involve sex, race, murder, and international intrigue. The book and subsequent movie will practically write themselves,” he explained. Click to watch her first comments to the press, made after she arrived in Seattle.