11/08/2010 08:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amanda Knox Indicted On Slander Charges (VIDEO)

Amanda Knox, who is serving a 26-year sentence in Italy for murder and sexual assault, has been indicted on slander charges for saying that Italian police beat her three years ago during questioning, the AP is reporting. Knox's lawyer stated that the 23-year-old "never meant to slander anybody and she was just trying to defend herself."

Knox, sometimes known in the press as "Foxy Knoxy," was convicted in 2009, along with her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 26, of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student who was found partialy naked with her throat slit in the house she was sharing with Knox, reports CNN. After her arrest, both she and her parents reported that she had been abused by the Italian police, CNN says. Her parents could also face charges for repeating the accusation.

Knox is appealing her conviction. The appeal will begin November 24, says CNN. The story of the young American is set to be made into a movie, due out in 2011, reports CBS.

The AP reports that Curt Knox, Amanda's father, says that "this is going to be her chance once again to have that wrongful conviction overturned."