Author and activist Amanda Knox just officially announced that she gave birth to her first child with Christopher Robinson, in a Labyrinths podcast episode on Friday. Labyrinths is a Society and Culture genre podcast channel hosted by both Amanda Knox and her husband, Christopher Robinson.
An earlier profile of the formerly convicted author by the New York Times stated that the couple had their baby months ago. However, the official announcement by the couple came later on. She said she kept everything under wraps because, “I’m still nervous about the paparazzi bounty on her head.”
As a 20-year-old, Amanda Knox was falsely convicted for the murder of her then roommate Meredith Kercher, as an exchange student, studying in Perugia, Italy. While first sentenced for 26 years in prison, she was acquitted and freed in 2011, after a second-level trial.
After spending a night out with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox returned to her and Kercher’s apartment with blood in the bathroom and the bedroom door locked in. After contacting the police, both Knox and her boyfriend, along with her then-employer were arrested for the murder charges. Though she had a successful acquittal later on, the pro-longed trial, negative publicity in Italian media caused wide global controversy.
“Since my exoneration, I’ve struggled to reclaim my identity and protect the people I love from being exploited as tabloid content. It’s not easy, and I often feel like I’m trying to invent good choices out of bad whole cloth.” Amanda Knox wrote for the caption on a picture she shared on her Instagram, after the news was made public.
She added, “I know that I cannot 100% protect my daughter from the kind of treatment I’ve suffered, but I’m doing the best I can. Which is why this will be the only picture of her I will ever share on social media,”
On the podcast, she said, “She deserves the privacy and autonomy that I was denied,” in regards to keeping her pregnancy private. Earlier this year she also confronted Hollywood star Matt Damon publicly, for profiting off of her trauma after ‘Stillwater’ director Tom McCarthy admitted he took inspiration from her case for the movie.