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Amanda Knox claims she was sexually harassed in tell-all memoir

April 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM   |   Comments

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April 17 (UPI) -- Details about Amanda Knox's tell-all memoir emerged Wednesday amid reports that HarperCollins postponed the British release of the book fearing a libel suit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Knox's upcoming novel "Waiting to be Heard," reveals several details about her four-year stay in an Italian prison after she was convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher, while studying in Perugia, Italy, in 2009.

In the autobiography Knox confesses she was sexually harassed by both inmates and officials while serving her time at Capanne Prison outside Perugia, Italy.

The 25-year old talked specifically about a guard who "was fixated on the topic of sex -- who I’d done it with, how I liked it . . . if I would like to do it with him.”

The guard's name was Raffaele Argiro and according to Knox she was "so surprised and scandalized by his provocations that . . . I would try to change the subject.”

According to the National Enquirer, Knox's alleged confession, which played a key part in getting her convicted of the murder will be an important part of the book. In a letter she wrote the day after the confession was made, Knox explains that she is "very doubtful of the verity" of the statement.

“In regards to the ‘confession’ that I made last night, I want to make it clear that I’m very doubtful of the verity of my statements because they were made under the pressure of stress, shock and extreme exhaustion,” she wrote.

Knox's lawyer Bob Barnett said many of the book revelation's “will shock [readers] to the core.”

"Waiting to Be Heard" is set to be released on April 30th in the U.S. The book's May 9 British debut has been postponed until further notice.

On March 26 Italy's top court overturned Knox's exoneration and she and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are set to be retried for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

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