SEATTLE, Washington - The parents of Amanda Knox now face charges of their own.
They have been charged with libel in connection to an interview they gave with the Sunday Times of London in 2009.
In the interview, they claimed Amanda had been physically and verbally abused by police and deprived of food and water following her arrest for the murder of an exchange student. They also said her daughter was not given an interpreter.
Knox’s parents feel the libel charges are personal.
“I don't know how seriously I take it, only because our focus is on Amanda and what's happening with her appeal, that this is just kind of a side thing, one more hoop we have to go through... it's like, really? What else do you want to try and get us with?” said Edda Mellas, Knox’s mother. “It feels very personal now. It feels like, ok, you're after our daughter, you're after us.”
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