Amanda Knox Interview: Diane Sawyer Learns Her Side of the Story

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Amanda Knox’s side of the story is ... a long story.

ABC's Diane Sawyer is the first to get it since she was cleared of murdering roommate Meredith Kercher several years after being found guilty.

Released on an appeal and having completed her memoir Waiting to be Heard, Knox is now awaiting a re-trial in the case that has defined her life.

Amanda Knox sat down with Sawyer for the special A Murder. A Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks, and also spoke with GMA on the same network.

Here are some of her most notable comments:

On casual sex: “It was an adventure of self-hood ... I thought that’s what all self-confident free-spirited women did, and at that point, I still felt like a clueless girl.”

On her alibi, and boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito: “We had dinner. We watched a movie. We smoked. We had sex. We were together. I smoked a joint with him."

"What that did to my memories was it made them less concrete, but it didn’t black them out and it didn’t change them. We stayed in the whole night.”

“He was faced with the prospect of not having a sentence if he just blamed me and he didn’t because he couldn’t live with a decision like that."

"I had known him for seven days.”

On her non-confession: “I didn’t confess. I was interrogated. They acted like my answers were wrong. They told me I was wrong, that I didn’t remember correctly."

"And if I didn’t, I would never see my family."

"I wasn’t providing a lot of the detail. They were asking me if I had heard Meredith scream, and when I said I didn’t remember, they said, ‘How could you not remember that she screamed?’"

"And I said, ‘Okay, I guess I remember that she screamed.’ It was all like that.”

On how she did not clean her DNA out of Kercher's room: ”That’s impossible. It’s impossible to see DNA, much less identify whose DNA it is.”

On how the prison lied to her about a serious medical condition: “The doctor told me that I had tested positive for HIV. I was stunned."

"I went back to my room with one of the prison officials telling me, ‘Well, you should’ve thought about it before you had sex with all those people.’”

On friends and family sticking by her: “I felt incredibly guilty for what they were having to sacrifice for me, and there was a certain point in my thinking in prison that if it didn’t work out and I never was free again, I was trying to figure out how I could ask them to move on with their life without me because I was tired of them having to sacrifice everything for me.”

“I have to be ready to fight and defend myself.”