CNN’s Chris Cuomo pushes ‘deviant sex’ questioning in Amanda Knox interview [VIDEO]

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo aggressively questioned Amanda Knox Tuesday about her sexual life in his 10 p.m. special featuring the woman who was convicted in an Italian court for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Knox served four years of her 26-year sentence before her murder conviction was overturned by another Italian court. That acquittal was later overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, but in the meantime, Knox has been promoting her memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard” in various media appearances.

On CNN, Cuomo referenced “deviant” sex three times and repeatedly used the word “freak” or “freaky” to describe Knox’s alleged sexual behavior.

Gawker’s Caity Weaver called it an “insane interview” in her piece headlined “Watch Chris Cuomo Sexually Harass Amanda Knox on TV.”

Highlights of Cuomo’s questioning below:

▪ “People like to read headlines to you that call you a vixen, ‘Foxy Knoxy,’ whatever it is, OK,” Cuomo said. “The dancing — the real proposition here is prosecutors believe this happened because you were a sexual deviant, right? Right? Forget the headlines. That’s what this is about, at its core. This is their theory: that you went in there for some kind of freaky sexual activity that went wrong, and your roommate wound up dying. Fair?”

▪ “Is there truth to that proposition? Were you into deviant sex? Insensitive question, but, hey, we’ve got to get to what it is. This fuels the doubt. Were you into that kind of experimentation?”

▪ “That’s the theory: Knox is into some freaky sexual things. She tried to pull in Meredith, who was a staid, buttoned-up Brit. She wasn’t into it, and it went wrong. That’s their theory. That was in the discussion of the judges, yes?”

▪ “Did you have any type of experimental activities there you’re embarrassed to talk about?”

▪ “Do you party?”

▪ “Still smoke weed?”

▪ “Big question. The prosecution bases most of its theory on this in terms of motive. We’ll get to the other parts. Motive, you’re a freak. You went in there to do something freaky with Meredith. It went wrong, and it cost her her life. Period.”

Watch the entire segment:

(h/t Gawker)

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