Friends of Amanda Knox Fight Back on YouTube

Video urges release of Knox from prison ahead of Lifetime movie.

ByABC News
February 17, 2011, 10:23 AM

Feb. 17, 2011— -- Amanda Knox was shocked and upset after seeing clips from an upcoming TV movie about her conviction for the murder of her roommate in Italy. Her supporters were also outraged and are trying counter the film by posting their own video of Knox on YouTube today.

As a camera slowly moves into a close-up of Knox, her voice -- cracking and verging on tears -- is heard trying to explain to the court why she gave confusing statements to police in Perugia, Italy, during her nearly 50 hours of interrogation.

"I was terrified because I didn't know. I didn't know what to do anymore," Knox tells the court in a distraught voice.

Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of murdering Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison and Sollecito got 25 years. They are both appealing their convictions.

The video, created by "Friends of Amanda" and "Injustice in Perugia," ends with a full screen reading, "ENOUGH" and "Let them go."

The video is part of an effort to combat the images in the Lifetime TV movie, 'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which airs Monday.

Scenes from the movie trailer have upset both the Knox and Kercher families with graphic scenes portraying Kercher's sex assault and murder. The trailer also showed Knox, portrayed by Hayden Panettiere, in a steamy bed scene with Sollecito. At one point the Italian prosecutor states ominously, "Under the angel face, she is capable of anything."

Knox lawyers filed a complaint Feb. 3, against Lifetime TV, YouTube and Google asking them to stop distribution of the video and to remove trailers from the Internet.

YouTube has pulled down the trailers and Lifetime reedited them, but so far has not agreed to pull the movie.

The Knox complaint stated the TV movie may induce "an evil opinion" of Amanda Knox, particularly among the jurors currently considering her appeal. The document also states the movie appears to infringe Knox's "fundamental constitutional rights" and jeopardizes her right to a fair trial.

Knox lawyers say they will take further legal action.