In a very personal interview today with the popular podcast Infertile AF, Amanda Knox gets real about spending four years in prison and fears that she would never become a mother, even comtemplating suicide
Now mom to one-year-old Eureka, Amanda also talks about her devastating “missed miscarriage,” finding love after being “vilified in the press,” her friendship with Monica Lewinsky, why she considers herself “lucky,” and how she is advocating to help wrongfully convicted women everywhere.
The revealing, highly entertaining interview comes on the heels of Infertile AF’s announcement that the podcast has reached 555,000 unique global downloads. Listen to the rest of the episodes here.
Here are some of the highlights from Infertile AF’s interview
On being wrongly convicted
“The moment that I was convicted and I was sentenced, I was no prepared for it because I had been experiencing this investigation and two years of imprisonment and a whole year on trial, from the perspective of, This is all just a big misunderstanding and the adults in the room are gonna figure it out, and I’m gonna get to go home. And my mom was very patiently alongside me the entire way, telling me, We are in a tunnel. But there is a light at the end of this tunnel and you’re going to be found innocent, the truth is going to be vindicated, and we’re gonna take you home. And indeed, my entire family showed up for that verdict, my littlest sisters who were preteens at the time and not even old enough to go into the courtroom were there, waiting to take me home. We had a plane ticket and everything, and then I was convicted. Then everything I thought I could trust in the world: That the truth mattered, that the criminal justice system was like a scientific laboratory where all this extraneous information is boiled down to truth without a reasonable doubt, all of that disappeared. And I realized that the truth didn’t matter, and that the story mattered. That the villain that the prosecution had created mattered to people, and I didn’t.”
On how her prison sentence meant she might never become a mother