Amanda Knox is crowdfunding her wedding
Amanda Knox, the American woman who spent four years in prison and was accused by the Italian police of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher, is crowdfunding for her wedding.
Knox, now an activist and journalist specialising in miscarriages of justice, is engaged to author Christopher Robinson. On Sunday, Knox and Robinson shared their crowdfunding campaign for their wedding on social media, which they dubbed the: "Knox Robinson Coalescence."
Donors can choose to give the couple between $25 (£20) and $10,000 (£8,036), in exchange for select gifts from the couple. Knox claims that she was forced to spend her wedding funds on a trip to Italy, after she was invited to speak at an event for the non-profit organisation the Italy Innocence Project.
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In an eccentric prose style, the space-themed crowdfunding campaign's description states: "No other pre-singularity union produced as much cerebral-empathic heat, or blazed as brightly through the early 21st-century datasphere, as the joining of Amanda Marie Knox and Christopher Gerald Robinson."
After certain social media users criticized the couple for asking for donations, Knox tweeted: "To those hating on us all day, you've been duped by the outrage machine. You gave ad $ to tabloids that profit by making you angry about things that don't matter. Our wedding will be crazy & fun & barebones if it needs to be, but in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter. [sic]"
Knox was accused of murdering her roommate while living in Perugia, Italy in November of 2007, after spending the night with her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. Following a lengthy (and allegedly coercive) police interrogation - where she was also subject to intense scrutiny from the tabloid press - Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, but was acquitted four years later following international outrage.