(FOX 11) - Amanda Knox, sharing her story of how two wrongful convictions for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy have changed her.
"I realized the courtroom was actually a battleground for storytelling. Where the most compelling story and not necessarily the most truthful wins," said Knox.
In a rare L.A. appearance, Knox confronted the image the world has painted of her - addressing a room full of lawyers who fight for the wrongly convicted.
"The truth doesn't fit in a headline or a tweet or a fairytale format," said Knox.
The panel was to in part, to promote Netflix's documentary and Knox's memoir, in which she also details the pain time in prison caused her.
At one point, she says prosecutors lied, telling her she tested positive for AIDS, making her make a list of every person she had ever slept with.
"I wrote in my journal that night about each and every person I had sex with in my entire life and the protection that we had used. The next day, my journal was confiscated, delivered to the prosecution, leaked to the media," said Knox.
She says the deepest pain...was the one caused to her family though.
"Everyone in my family suffered. And the worst thing of all - they didn't feel like they could share that with me. Because I was in trouble," said Knox.
She tells FOX 11 even as a free woman, she finds solace in meeting those with similar experiences
"The black impoverished men took me in as their baby girl. And I have to see them at least once a year to order to bring myself back."
Bring herself back, in a way she can give forward.
"And I have to tell my story so that the echo of it can reach people....I just want to show that it's not this distant difficult to understand thing. It's a human thing that can happen to anyone at anytime. No one is safe, but we can understand it," said Knox.
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