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Amanda Knox’s murder acquittal has garnered enormous media attention, with many networks vying for her first television interview – which could sell for an astonishing $10 million.
Gogerty Marriott, a leading Seattle PR firm, has been hired to handle the bids for Amanda Knox’s exclusive interview, the Telegraph has reported.
ABC’s Diane Sawyer and Elizabeth Vargas, anchors for “World News” and “20/20,” respectively, are said to be the frontrunners in the interview “chase.”
"She has not signed up to anyone. Offers have come in but the family has been concentrating on the appeal,” a close family friend told the Telegraph.
“The family has asked for space and some time to readjust. In time Amanda will consider interviews. She wants to get back to a sense of normal life,” the source added.
Amanda Knox touched American soil for the first time in four years Tuesday, following her release from an Italian prison for the death of Meredith Kercher.
An appeals court acquitted the 24-year-old Monday of murdering her British roommate, who was killed during a drug-influenced sex game that went awry. A jury of six, along with two judges, overturned Knox’s 26-year jail sentence for the 2007 murder.
Knox and her family arrived in Seattle, Wash., Tuesday evening on a British Airways flight.
“I’m really overwhelmed right now,” Knox tearfully told supporters upon landing. “I was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn’t real.”
Her voice was cracking with emotion as she said, "What's important for me to say is just thank you, to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family.”
According to Knox, the most important thing to her right now was to be with her family.
“Thank you for being there for me,” she added.
Knox has also reportedly been offered a very lucrative book deal, equaling $750,000, for her story.