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Amanda Knox Letter Details Prison Sexual Harassment

Amanda Knox Letter Details Prison Sexual Harassment

Amanda Knox has issued a letter detailing the sexual harassment she endured during her four years in Italian prison.

The letter and other details surrounding Knox’s imprisonment and release will be explained in CBS' “48 Hours Mystery Amanda Knox: The Untold Story,” which airs Saturday.

This letter, along with an interview by Knox’s father, Curt Knox, will be featured in the special airing at 10 p.m. EDT.

Knox was acquitted Monday of murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.

Knox explained in her letter that on several occasions, a high-ranking prison official called her into his office to talk about sex.

“Amanda eventually came to believe that the administrator's real motive was to intimidate her and provoke her to say something that would support the prosecution's theory that she really was a sex-crazed killer," CBS wrote on its website.

News of sexual misconduct adds to the list of criticisms currently facing the Italian judicial system. The manner in which Italian investigators collected physical evidence at the scene of the crime, Knox’s flat in Perugia, is speculated to be the main reason Knox was acquitted.

“The Italian justice system is a worldwide embarrassment,” claimed Libero, an Italian newspaper, the morning after the acquittal.

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Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellman has three months to submit a report detailing the decision of the judge and jury.

“This was a difficult case, controversial but we did what was in our conscience,” said Hellman.

Critics, including the Los Angeles Times, argue that Knox was arrested due to her “Americanness.”

Although Knox’s nightmare abroad has ended, she must still keep a low profile in her hometown of Seattle, as the court case has attracted the attention of national media.

“She's almost kind of reborn in a way,” said Curt Knox in describing Amanda’s disposition after her release from prison.

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