Now that Amanda Knox joins Casey Anthony back on U.S. soil Tuesday, people are wondering which one will make more money from the sensationalized murder trials.
An Italian court acquitted Amanda Knox of the 2007 sexual assault and murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, Monday in Perugia, Italy. Whereas, a Florida jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee Anthony, in July 2011.
Anthony, however, was charged with lying to police officers. Her initial fee for the costs related to the investigation of Caylee’s disappearance and death was doubled after belated expense reports were submitted. Anthony now has to repay $217,000.
Knox owes 22,000 Euros to barman Patrick Lumumba for falsely accusing him of Kercher’s murder.
The media continues to use its imagination to provoke public opinion concerning the two American women.
Entertainment and gossip website TMZ posted a survey entitled “Casey Anthony or Amanda Knox: Who would you rather?”
“We think Foxy is freed to make a fortune,” British newspaper the Daily Mail announced Tuesday morning, citing Matt Lauer and Diane Sawyer as top contenders for Knox’s first interview.
Donald Trump told CNN that he thinks Knox could "become a big star and build some dividends."
"I've been helping the family and will continue to help them," Trump added.
The Lifetime Channel has already created a movie, “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy,” which is due to air tonight, October 4.
Knox will not receive royalties from this movie.
While Amanda Knox enters the post trial spotlight, Casey Anthony remains in hiding at an undisclosed location in Fla.
Despite Anthony’s parents offering an unpaid interview with Dr. Phil, the 25-year-old has yet to break her silence.
Regardless, she has received multiple offers, which, according to TMZ, adds up to $1.5 million – with NBC, ABC, and CBS vying for the first talk with Anthony.
One freelance producer, Al Taylor, claimed to have landed the first interview with Anthony back in July. This interview has yet to take place.
Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, offered Anthony $500,000 for her to pose nude for the magazine.
An anti-Anthony Facebook group, "Prevent Casey Anthony From Profiting," seeks to boycott any Anthony interview or book release.
"The more people hate her, the more attention she gets," Arual Collett posted on the page's wall.
The public has not ruled out the option of reality shows.
Shows like “Celebrity Apprentice” or NBC’s “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here” have attracted various famous participants.
Critics even suspect a political career, at least for Knox.
According to The Daily Mail, Knox seeks to start her own Amnesty International style project to help free wrongfully accused prisoners. This proves fitting, especially because the Idaho Innocence Project offered extensive support to Knox during her trial.
She could be a likely candidate, especially because she now speaks fluent Italian and English.
Although it is suspected that Knox may speak to the public after disembarking from the plane, both women have not officially confirmed any media interviews.