Amanda Knox Scores Obama's Book Agent
High-powered DC lawyer Robert Barnett to broker top deal
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2011 12:50 AM CST
Raffaele Sollecito waits in Perugia's Court of Appeal before hearing that his murder conviction had been overturned.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Major book deals are in the works for both defendants in the sensational Meredith Kercher murder trial. Amanda Knox has hired Washington, DC-based lawyer Robert Barnett to broker possible deals, Reuters reports. Barnett has represented President Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and many other big names from the worlds of politics and entertainment. A spokeswoman for Knox says she hasn't yet decided on details like potential co-authors or the size of her advance.

Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend, has hired Seattle-based agent Sharlene Martin to help him win a book deal of his own. "This is a case I have followed from day one and never, not even for a moment, have I doubted the innocence of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox," Martin tells CNN. "He's never really spoken about that night, and this is his opportunity to do so. There's much more to Raffaele than what the world has seen. He is an amazing young man." Last month, Sollecito told Italian TV it was all over between him and Knox.

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Dec 6, 2011 4:31 PM CST
She must have forgot how to groom herself while she was in jail. Every picture I see of her she looks skankier and skankier. She probably smells like a dead goat too.
Dec 6, 2011 10:13 AM CST
If her book is written as poorly as her confession letter was, the University of Washington should start handing out refunds to its graduates and the Seattle school district should be systematically bitch slapped. If this whole Knox thing proved one thing, it's that American chicks are fucking stupid.
Dec 6, 2011 4:36 AM CST
Flopsy Knoxy & her greasy boyfriend, both guilty as sin, but making big bucks off cold-blooded murder. Crime does pay.