After spending four years in jail, American student Amanda Knox’s murder conviction was overturned today in an Italian court. Celebrities from Nancy Grace to TMZ’s Harvey Levin and Olivia Munn react to her non-guilty verdict.
Amanda Knox broke down in tears as the Italian court overturned her murder conviction and said she was free from prison after serving four years in an Italian jail since being accused of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher. DNA evidence has cleared her name, while Rudy Guede (whose DNA was found at the scene) is currently serving 17 years for the crime.
As the verdict was read, Twitter was overwhelmed by reactions to the verdict. Check out the celebrity reactions below:
- "The Amanda Knox story is an obsession for 1 reason--she's hot. There are so many cases like this. I love [that] the news has created false import." Harvey Levin of TMZ
- "Amanda Knox guilty verdict OVERTURNED. Wow. What do you guys think about this? Nancy Grace
- "Congratulations to Amanda Knox and the Knox family for the overturning of her guilty verdict in Italy. What a relief it must be for them!!" Nick Lachey
- "Never has crime been so celebrated #amandaknox the press loves a pretty girl, even one in question. I try and understand what it all means. even if she's found innocent finding a new roommate might be a challenge" Sandra Bernhard
- "Amanda Knox is free. Wonder if Casey Anthony is looking for a roommate. #toosoon" Columnist Richard Roeper
- "So happy Amanda Knox is free. My heart goes out to her , her family and Meredith Kercher's family" Kyle Richards
- "Amanda Knox was just freed!" Olivia Munn
- "Wow. Amanda Knox verdict just gave me chills" Colton Haynes
- "My heart goes out to the family of Meredith Kercher" Jill Zarin
- "Now reading- Amanda Knox acquitted of murder" Carson Daly
- "Wow! Amanda Knox found not guilty? I am shocked. What do you guys think?" Brody Jenner