Just a day after being named a “she-devil”, Amanda Knox is compared to Jessica Rabbit by a defense lawyer. The sexy cartoon character is rather moral and sweet, the opposite of the “satanic femme fatale” that Knox was portrayed previously.
Sky News reports that the case of Amanda Knox has taken a “fantastic” turn. We say “fantastic” in the sense of “belonging to the fantasy world”. Earlier in the case, Knox, who is charged with the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, was labeled as a “she-devil”, a “femme fatale”, a “Venus in furs, obsessed with decadent literature and sex”.
Today, the defense lawyer of Raffaele Sollecito, the ex-boyfriend of the accused, says that she is not similar to any of those images, but rather to the cartoon character from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, Jessica Rabbit. The character is very sensual, very femme fatale-looking, but it turns out she is very moral and kind. The voice of Jessica Rabbit is Kathleen Turner and her hit line is one that uncovers the true nature of the character. “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”
“These two [Knox and Sollecito], whether they are convicted or cleared, will always be remembered for this case – he gregarious, she the protagonist”, said lawyer Giulia Bongiorno.
The murder of Meredith Kercher occurred four years ago. She was found dead, half naked, with the throat cut. She was 21 years old. The body was found in her bedroom, in a house that she, Knox, and two other women had rented. Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Sollecito, were convicted to 26 and 25 years in jail and are now appealing against the conviction.
Prior to Bongiorno’s comparison, the lawyer of bar owner Patrick Lumumba, who was originally identified as a suspect, but was eventually set free, said that Amanda Knox was ‘diabolical, demonic, satanic, she-devil, obsessed with sex and alcohol (…) muddy on the outside and dirty on the inside”.