After Amanda Knox heartbreakingly revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during her first pregnancy with husband Christopher Robinson, many took to social media to send her love and support — however, she was also met by vicious trolls who were less caring of what she was going through.
Last week, Knox and Robinson — who tied the knot last February — shared during an episode of her "Labyrinths" podcast that they lost their unborn child at six weeks. The grieving couple explained that they immediately “knew something was wrong” when they went for an ultrasound and didn't detect the baby's heartbeat at "the stage they were supposed to be able to hear it," OK! reported.
The cleared former murder suspect candidly opened up about what was going on with her body at the time, noting that she was "shaking from a pain like I've never experienced before followed by two days of birthing blood, wads of blood, not like a period at all." Despite mourning the loss of their baby, Knox insisted that she and Robinson wouldn't give up on trying to start a family.
After hearing Knox' emotional story, many took to Twitter, praising Knox for being so strong during this time and sending her support. Meanwhile, her trolls were close behind with nasty messages about the loss of her unborn child.
On Knox' birthday, Friday, July 9, she shared a screenshot of one of the many hateful messages she had received since her "Labyrinths" podcast episode aired. "You're crying because your baby died? That's too bad. I hope you can have a child one day and then for someone to murder that child so you know how it feels," the Twitter user wrote via their direct message to Knox.
"You killed a person," they falsely accused. "How dare u act like a victim."
Regardless of the haters, Knox kept her head held high and refused to let them ruin her special day. "What a fun birthday message," Knox sarcastically wrote alongside the screenshot of the direct message. "They just keep coming. Thank you, troll, for inspiring people to support my work."
Knox was acquitted twice after she was accused of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007 while the duo was studying abroad. Despite the final ruling of her innocence, many people have made it clear that they think the 34-year-old was responsible for the death of her abroad roommate.
One day before her birthday, Knox shared another direct message from a troll who expressed their excitement over the loss of Knox and Robinson's child. "Prayers have been answered it child died! I hope all ur children die before ur ever able to hold them alive," the vicious hater wrote.
They insisted that Knox deserves "every second of pain" before wishing that she continues trying to have kids so she can keep "feeling the pain." According to the troll, Knox deserves to suffer because she put Kercher's family through so much pain — even though the judge ruled that Knox was wrongly accused.
"What a beautiful day that ur in such pain and it puts a smile on my face," they continued. "Soak up that pain and I pray u feel more of it."
While concluding their rant, the hater sarcastically wrote, "Awwwww had a little miscarriage did u well isn’t that sad… I hope it was really painful and u never have a child."
After the troll shared that they hope Knox continues to miscarry every time and "feel the pain of losing a loved one over and over," they added: "U bring such joy to others with ur pain u loser."
Alongside the screenshot of the direct message posted to Twitter, Knox noted that even when she opens up about her painful experiences, she still receives backlash. Despite the harsh words from the troll, the brunette beauty managed to find the positive in people talking about her, even if it is in an unkind way.
"Speak with deep vulnerability about my miscarriage on my podcast, LABYRINTHS --> get messages like this," she wrote. "But if even one person sees this and chooses to support my work, that hate backfires. Thanks for the love, troll!"
In 2007, Knox and then-beau Raffaele Sollecito were accused of murdering Kercher — a British exchange student who was killed at 21. The pair was convicted in 2009 and then acquitted on appeal in 2011. However, the acquittal was overturned in 2013, and the former flames were convicted once again in 2014.
The following year, Italy's highest court fully exonerated Knox and Sollecito. Knox served almost four years in prison after she was sentenced in her initial trial to serve 26 years behind bars.