Amanda Knox shares first and 'only' photo of her daughter: 'I cannot 100% protect my daughter from the kind of treatment I've suffered'

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Amanda Knox shares photo of her newborn daughter. (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Amanda Knox just shared what she says will be the “only” photo of her daughter she posts on social media.

The journalist, who was famously exonerated of the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher after spending four years in an Italian prison, took to Instagram on October 22 to share a moving post about her daughter, who was secretly born months earlier.

In the caption of a photo of herself and her daughter, who she and her husband Christopher Robinson named Eureka Muse Knox-Robinson, Knox wrote, “Since my exoneration, I've struggled to reclaim my identity and protect the people I love from being exploited as tabloid content. It's not easy, and I often feel like I'm trying to invent good choices out of bad whole cloth. I know that I cannot 100% protect my daughter from the kind of treatment I've suffered, but I'm doing the best I can. Which is why this will be the only picture of her I will ever share on social media.”

The mom, who previously opened up about suffering a miscarriage, added that she is “so grateful” to everyone who has wished her and Robinson well on their “journey to parenthood.”

“Thank you for believing in us,” she concluded.

Knox, who documented her pregnancy journey with the podcast Labyrinths, as well as with belly update pics on Instagram, recently spoke to The New York Times about the anxiety she has surrounding the media’s interest in her child.

“I’m still nervous about the paparazzi bounty on her head,” she explained to the newspaper. “I will say I’m excited to not have to keep pretending not to be a mom. ’Cause it’s like, my brain is just there.”

Recently, Knox has spoken about about the media borrowing from a story without permission. Director Tom McCarthy's film Stillwater, which stars Matt Damon, was loosely inspired by Knox's case — something that did not sit right with the exoneree.

In a lengthy Twitter thread she posted in July, Knox wrote of the film, "Tom McCarthy’s fictionalized version of me is just the tabloid conspiracy [guiltier] version of me. By fictionalizing away my innocence, my total lack of involvement, by erasing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person. And with Matt Damon’s star power, both are sure to profit handsomely off of this fictionalization of 'the Amanda Knox saga' that is sure to leave plenty of viewers wondering, 'Maybe the real-life Amanda was involved somehow.'"

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