Amanda Knox is speaking out against Stillwater, saying it’s profiting from her personal trauma, while also distorting her image. In the film, Matt Damon, 50, plays an Oklahoma construction worker named Bill whose daughter Allison (Abigail Breslin) is charged and convicted of murder while in France.
Damon’s character fights to get the case overturned. Fourteen years ago, Knox was convicted for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher while in Italy; the conviction was later overturned, but the prosecutors claims that she and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollicito killed her in a sex game gone wrong landed her in jail for four years.
Knox, now 34, has been open about her personal journey, and is now speaking out against Stillwater. She tweeted: “Does my name belong to me? My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my name refer to events I had no hand in? I return to these questions because others continue to profit off my name, face, & story without my consent. Most recently, the film #STILLWATER.”