Amanda Knox is living free here in the United States and probably doesn't spend much time thinking about the murder of Meredith Kercher, unless it's regarding her four years in prison after-the-fact. Still, it seems that Italy is "haunted" by Foxy Knoxy every day, regardless of her absence from their country. Why do you think that is?
It's being reported that fewer American and British tourists visit Perugia since the Amanda Knox case uncovered the underground culture of sex and drugs in the area. However, Italian tourism officials won't answer whether the industry has been harmed because of Amanda Knox but hotel managers in the area say that tourism has increased. However, the reasons behind the increase are a little grim. It seems that many people come to Perugia to see "where the murder took place." Undoubtedly these are "groupies" of the woman once accused of committing a horrible sexually-charged murder.
So do you think she helped or harmed the tourism in Perugia?
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