Amanda Knox and husband Chris Robinson allegedly purchased a $718K ocean-side home before soliciting donations for a wedding that had already occurred.
The exclusive report was published by Radar Online. The outlet reveals that per a Statutory Warranty Deed from Washington’s King County Court, the couple, who have dated since 2015, purchased the 3,650 square-foot, three-bedroom Vashon home on March 13th.
Per Radar Online, the home is advertised on Zillow as follows: “Exceptional home on quiet street with gorgeous views. Tranquil setting with 1.97 acres of custom landscaping, lush garden beds, and towering evergreens. Feel the light around you as you relax in the main floor great room! It features soaring vaulted ceilings with spacious living & dining areas, expansive view windows, brick fireplace with wood insert & sliders to large view deck.”
Knox became famous in 2007, when the former University of Washington student and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were accused of murdering Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy.
Knox, then 20, was imprisoned in an Italian jail, acquitted in 2011, and has since published a memoir titled “Waiting to Be Heard.”
People reports that Robinson is a Seattle writer, who met Knox at a party to celebrate his 2015 book War of the Encyclopaedists. “I was probably the only person at the party who didn’t really know who she was,” Robinson told People. “I knew [about] Italy and some legal stuff and something that shouldn’t have happened. But I didn’t really know her story.”
In November, Knox shared her engagement to the sci-fi buff via Instagram. "It was just your average Sunday night, when suddenly..." she wrote.
In July, Knox and Robinson asked supporters to fund their “intergalactic” wedding ceremony in February 2020, despite court records that showed the couple applied for a marriage license on November 21 and wed in December.
On their registry, the couple wrote, “Let’s face it, we don’t need any more stuff. So please, no gifts and no pressure. But if you feel so inclined, we welcome putting on the best party ever for our family and friends,” the couple wrote on a specially set-up website.
“Instead of a traditional registry,” the pair wrote, “we’re accepting donations towards the cost of the wedding.”
Guests can donate either $500, $1,000, or $2,000, with the highest donors receiving a “signed limited edition” book of love poems written by the couple called The Cardio Tesseract. The money will go toward food and alcohol, childcare services, handmade costumes, and a honeymoon fund.
Yahoo Lifestyle reached out to Knox and Robinson through their registry, but they did not return a request for comment.
"We filed paperwork to be legally married in December of last year to simplify our taxes and insurance,” Knox wrote in a press release published on the couple’s website. “But we have not yet celebrated our wedding with our loved ones. This is, frankly, no one's business but our own, and should be no more shocking than the fact that we've been living together for years."
There was no mention of whether or not the couple purchased the home in question. But Knox added overall, “This ‘scandal’ is yet another example of irresponsible media profiting by manufacturing outrage. This is just the latest example of the deliberate misrepresentation and character assassination that I’ve suffered since I was thrust unwillingly into the spotlight in 2007. It is in flagrant violation of journalism ethics and comes at the opportunity cost of informing people about issues that actually matter—like wrongful convictions.”
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