It was just three days ago the award-winning actor was the topic of discussion for his new movie Stillwater, which premiered on July 30.
Considering the film is loosely inspired by the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox spoke out about why she wasn’t a fan of its premise.
The 34-year-old, who was acquitted of Meredith’s murder in 2013 and 2014, said she felt the project wrongfully portrayed her real-life experience following the tragic death of her roommate.
“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?” she questioned in a Twitter thread posted on July 29. “I return to these questions because others continue to profit off my name, face, & story without my consent. Most recently, the film #STILLWATER.”
“By fictionalizing away my innocence, my total lack of involvement, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person,” Amanda continued. “And with Matt Damon’s star power, both are sure to profit handsomely off of this fictionalization of ‘the Amanda Knox saga’ that is sure to leave plenty of viewers wondering, ‘Maybe the real-life Amanda was involved somehow.'”
Matt, as well as others attached to the film, haven’t publicly addressed Amanda’s comments.