Amanda Knox, who was cleared of murder charges and freed in October after being imprisoned in Italy for four years, has hired a lawyer to help her shop book deals.

Attorney Robert Barnett will help Knox, 24, her spokesman David Marriott said, Reuters reported.

Amanda Knox today announced she has engaged the services of Washington, D.C., attorney, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly to represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book, Marriott said in a statement, Politico reported. Mr. Barnett will also assist Amanda and her family in evaluating other opportunities as well. 

Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was also released from prison in October, has already acquired an agent. He will be represented by Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management.

This is a case I have followed from day one and never, not even for one moment, have I doubted the innocence of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox, Martin said in a statement, Reuters reported.