Now that Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox were cleared from the murder case involving Meredith Kercher, the Italian no longer wants to be associated with the student in any way or form.
"I am obviously very happy for Amanda, since I knew from the start that she had nothing to with it and I believed in her innocence," he told People magazine. "But now it is time to move on. I no longer want this tragedy to tie us together.
He said that wants to move on with his life, probably to develop games or take a trip to Japan or just hang out with his girlfriend of one year.
Raffaele Sollecito said, "I no longer want to be known as 'Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend. I want to be known for something else than being connected by the prosecutors to a gruesome murder in which I had no part."
"I prefer to be known as Raffaele Sollecito, the guy who faced all of this and came through at the other end."
The Italian Supreme Court nixed the guilty verdict for Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox in the murder case relating to the death of Meredith Kercher in 2007. However, the two were already jailed for four years before an appeal overturned the initial guilty verdict.
Meanwhile, an article by Judy Bachrach for Vanity Fair suggested that Amanda Knox's lifestyle probably was what landed her in jail, and why people didn't believe her in the murder case trial.
She wrote that when the Amanda Knox murder case trial was at its zenith, a young Italian in her class rose during one of their lessons to protest.
"How could I declare her innocent? 'She slept with more than one man!!'" she quoted the young man.
"In Italy it is not O.K. for a girl to sleep with more than one man. A man can sleep with more than one girl, but the reverse just isn't acceptable!" he was supposed to have added.
Judy Barhrach wrote, "So that's when I knew. Amanda Knox was going to be convicted of murder. And that conviction would be based on her social life. And in 2009 that's exactly what happened."