Amanda Knox, the convicted murderer who was freed today from prison by an Italian court, has begun an emotional journey back to the US.
Before boarding the airliner with the rest of the first-class passengers, she thanked all those involved in her acquittal and for those who had given her such support during the trial.
"I would like to thank the defence counsel who worked so hard for me, I would like to thank my parents, my agent and my media relations advisors, Lucretia Borgia and, of course, Jesus Christ. I would also like to thank the Italian police for doing such a thorough and methodical job in their investigation. Had it not been for all their hard work and devotion in this case, and the way they so carefully gathered evidence, I would not be free today."
Ms Knox is due back in the US tomorrow and has already been signed for a four film deal with Warner Brothers, and an exclusive rights interview with Hello, Time and the Foxy network.
In related story, Rupert Murdoch has asked police from Perugia to begin investigating the phone hacking allegations made against the News of the World and expects to be cleared within a month.