The appeal trial for Amanda Knox has taken an interesting turn – the defense has said that the prosecution has painted an inaccurate picture of Knox by likening her to a femme fatale, when in actuality she is more like Jessica Rabbit, according to the AP.
Giulia Bongiorno, who is representing Knox’s also-accused former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, said in court, “Amanda Knox has been transformed into a Venus in furs, femme fatale, obsessed with decadent literature and sex. But, instead of the maneater she has been portrayed as, she is a
faithful woman – the comparison would be Jessica Rabbit. Between these
two youngsters there was tenderness, nothing else.”
The analogy stems from the fact that Jessica Rabbit, while appearing to be a buxom nightclub hussy, is actually a faithful woman to Roger Rabbit in the 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” As she says in the movie, “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”
The comparison to Jessica Rabbit by the defense came hours after the lawyer for Patrick Lumumba, a bar owner wrongly named as a suspect by Knox, called Knox a “diabolical, demonic, satanic she-devil … obsessed with sex and alcohol … muddy on the outside and dirty on the inside.”
The defense’s summations will begin Thursday (Sept. 29) and the verdict is expected as early as next week.