Rejected Yet Again By Knox, Sollecito Seems Frantic To Avoid What Might Be A Final Return To Italy

Posted by Peter Quennell

The explosive story of Kelsey Kay

Radar Online is an American celebrity-news website owned by the American Media group in New York. 

It is ranked at about the 500th most popular site in the US. Starting yesterday, Radar Online has been advancing a story with a video by an ex-girlfriend of Sollecito, Kelsey Kay (image above) who lives in Idaho.

Kelsey Kay is claiming that while in the US in several of his 2012-2013 stays Sollecito was seeking a way to get married in a hurry, supposing that being a US resident would somehow keep him safe from Italian law. At first glance Kelsey Kay seems compassionate and smart and she paid Sollecito some money and it is not obviously that she is drumming up any for herself. She sized him up accurately in retrospect. So here we go.

Foxy Knoxy BETRAYED: Ex-Lover Raffaele Sollecito Turns On “˜Evil B*tch’ Amanda As He Faces 26 Years For Meredith Kercher Murder “” And Knox Won’t Help Him Beat The Rap

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were branded a modern-day Romeo & Juliet when they were both imprisoned for the 2007 murder of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. But now, Sollecito is turning on the woman who was once his only ally, branding Knox an “evil bitch” who is “selfish, mean, [and] cruel” “” all because she wouldn’t marry him in a scheme designed to keep him out of prison!

As Radar has reported, Sollecito proposed to Knox in March 2013, hoping she would marry him and help him flee the retrial and potential reconviction for Kercher’s murder. When Knox refused, he turned to his online pen pal, Idaho woman Kelsey Kay to air his anger.

According to a new report in Star, Sollecito told Kay Knox was “a selfish, mean, cruel girl,” and an “evil bitch.”

Now Kay tells Radar, that was only the half of it.

“I think his feelings were hurt,” Kay explains. What’s more, she says, it seemed that Sollecito felt Knox was obligated to help him because of the couple’s unique history.

“He came across very entitled, like he had saved her [during the first trial] in Italy by not turning on her,” Kay claims, “and that maybe she was obligated to do the same for him.”

“I’ve read text messages “¦ between the two of them,” Kay says. “The text messages were [often] him texting her and her not responding. And he portrayed that to me as she was insensitive, and didn’t care.”

But in the few messages that Knox did send Sollecito, Kay says, she seemed like an entirely different woman than her ex-lover claimed.

“There were some [texts] about them not being able to marry, and [Amanda] explained herself in a very elegant way,” Kay reveals.

Sollecito’s responses, however, were “more desperate, needy,” Kay says…

The Knox-Sollecito kabuki dance goes on

Going back to the very night they were arrested Knox and Sollecito have never been fully as one.

In early statements they each quite openly placed suspicion on the other, and Sollecito retained this high-ground position right through the 2009 trial to its “guilty” end, slyly suggesting he had the upper hand.

Sollecito never at trial or the 2011 Hellmann appeal ever yanked his charge that Knox was absent from his house and maybe present at the attack on the night that Meredith died.

At trial in 2009 the distancing continued. Knox became so desperate about this that she wrote Sollecito frequent “love letters” and finally quite publicly asked justice authorities if they could meet (it was denied).

Their lawyers danced the same kabuki dance. Read this series by a Rome lawyer who watched every feint on TV.

In January 2012 the prosecution said they would appeal the Hellmann outcome to the Supreme Court. They KNEW the outcome had been tainted by the defenses - as, later, so did the Supreme Court.

Two months later this happens.  Sollecito suddenly rockets off to Seattle - with his family in hot pursuit.

No marriage with AK resulted, but what did result, six months later, was Sollecito’s dishonest book, which shows all the signs of channeling the Seattle-centered FOA loonies, and none at all of the hard facts on the ground.

Six months later Knox’s own book appears.

In the two books, Knox and Sollecito not only tell different versions of their truth - they each reveal some exasperation with the other, and it reads in both books like their amazing love affair back in 2007 would have soon ended on the rocks.

In the short period they were together in Perugia, Knox continued messing with other boys - both in Perugia and (with her old boyfriend) in Seattle - while Sollecito stayed home and sulked.

The titles of both books (Honor Bound and Waiting To Be Heard) were themselves big lies - but Sollecito’s is probably the bigger lie.

The prosecution did NOT ask him to roll over on Amanda - they had no need and no legal right - as even Sollecito’s own dad on national TV confirmed (“That was made up.”) and Sollecito’s one and only claim to be “honor bound” had been that he had resisted.

Thereafter Sollecito and Knox seem to have met again in Seattle and maybe in London and New York.  But still no peace of mind or mutual joy at the end of the road for either, as this post and this post strongly demonstrate. 

And legal residency in a country is of course not a barrier to perps convicted in other countries ending up back there and behind bars. The US sends its own nefarious citizens-by-birth to face foreign justice on occasion. Very naive.

Knox and Sollecito both self-admitted flight risks

Ten days ago in a breaking-news box we posted this:

Breaking news. UK media quote Amanda Knox as saying she may go on the lam if guilt is confirmed. (Remember this is HER appeal. She opened this can of worms.) However the US/Italy extradition treaty and official US paper trail give her zero reason for comfort, and an extradition request would immediately put her in a US jail to stop her going on the lam. An Interpol Red Notice would make her unemployable and subject to worldwide arrest.

Now the poster Jackie on PMF dot Org (a lawyer) has posted this:

I think the Kay Fiasco bears directly on the proceedings underway: IF the texts can be authenticated, and IF there is a guilty verdict, those exchanges will make it all but impossible for RS’s lawyers to argue that he is not a flight risk.

So one week from today there is a strong chance a judicial order to lock them up will flow from the Florence court. 

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Our main poster FinnMacCool posted this incrininating exchange of 18 December 2013:


Raffaele Sollecito
I wanted to talk with you for a while but never got the right time these days
12/18, 4:42pm
Kelsey Kay
I’m so sorry. You said something bad happened but never told me.
12/18, 4:42pm
Raffaele Sollecito
well ... basically what we want to do has no effect
12/18, 4:42pm
Kelsey Kay
What do you mean
12/18, 4:42pm
Raffaele Sollecito
thus ... I don’t know ... I’m pretty down with my mood
12/18, 4:43pm
Kelsey Kay
I don’t understand
12/18, 4:44pm
Raffaele Sollecito
basically marrying you doesn’t protect me by italians
12/18, 4:45pm
Kelsey Kay
So you only want to marry me if it gives you protection?

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/23/14 at 07:40 PM | #

Several PMF posters have posted screenshots of the IM exchanges between Raffaele and Kelsey (check out pages 56-60 on

I guess what amazes me in the end is how little control Sollecito’s handlers have been able to exercise over him.  While he’s an adult and technically allowed to do whatever he sees fit, his situation is fragile at best. 

Did no one explain to him that obtaining US citizenship is a long, complicated, and intrusive process which doesn’t result in immunity from extradition? Did no one supervise him in the US? Did no one read his book before it was published?

Hopefully evidence that Sollecito was indeed trying to evade justice (as we inferred a long time ago, when he was trying to set up a business in Ticino, and more recently, due to his trips to the Dominican Republic) will lead to his passport being withdrawn. 

Perhaps if it comes down to him serving time while Knox is drawing things out via the extradition process, he’ll be more inclined to talk, as he’d have nothing to lose at that point.

Posted by Vivianna on 01/23/14 at 08:38 PM | #

Sollecito is indeed “Honor Bound” but not to Amanda, but rather to Meredith and her family, to tell the truth. I wonder when, or if, he’ll realize that?

Posted by Earthling on 01/23/14 at 09:16 PM | #

I know people will be digging dirt on Kelsey and I am ok with that. She has a few dirty little secrets.

Maybe she IS a plant. Maybe she is just immature.

I am unclear about her illness. First she told RS she had sepsis and then a kidney operation.

Be well Kelsey, and thanks for your great timing.

RS/FS are making Italian men look like dogs.

Posted by Bettina on 01/23/14 at 10:19 PM | #

Sollecito is as thick as a brick or more to the point. What every woman wants to hear. Quote Kelsey Kay “You only want to marry me for protection.”

If ever you needed confirmation that the little twit is ‘honor bound’ he’s only ‘honor bound’ in favor of Raphael Sollecito and the rest of the world can bug off.

I love it when thieves and murderers turn on each other.

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 01/23/14 at 10:28 PM | #

I’ve just retweeted a tweet to Bongiorno informing her about Kelsey Kay’s claims about Sollecito.

It would be impolite not to let her know. Please retweet. Thanks.

Posted by The Machine on 01/23/14 at 10:35 PM | #

Hi Machine. Well done.

Its already widely spread across the Italian media.

Kelsey Kay lives in Coeur D’ Alene in Idaho. I know it, its a pretty town on a lake in the mountains of northern Idaho, quite close to the Canadian border. Idaho’s richest citizen, a resort developer, run his business on a huge houseboat there.

Here is some translation from Italy’s Fanpage:


[Kelsey Kay says] “I was interested in his case , so I tried to help, I made a payment”. That led to an exchange of phone calls, text messages and Skype conversations. The two became good friends although they never met. “He made me feel really at ease. Talked about everything and was very polite”.

Then the request: the marriage would have been ideal to avoid jail time. “I’d taken it as a joke” said Kelsey. The two decided to meet. “I was very nervous. At the airport I was wondering what I was doing”.

Once in Coeur D’Alene, Sollecito kissed Kelsey passionately and asked her to marry him again. “He acted as if we were engaged, he introduced me as his girlfriend”.

Raffaele had asked the girl to sign a prenuptial agreement that required them to stay together for three years (the time required for citizenship).

Other conditions were also specified: for example, to wear sunglasses outside the home and not to be recognized; in case of divorce to pay $20,000.

But it all foundered when Sollecito discovered that Kelsey had a problem with the justice system. Raffaele went berserk and started to cry. She then ended the story, even though he claimed to love her.

The girl said that at that point Raffaele headed off to the Dominican Republic to seek another wife.


Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/23/14 at 11:54 PM | #

o m g
January 30th does not come soon enough.

Posted by Annie on 01/24/14 at 01:09 AM | #

Yes Ms. Bongiorno, judge Raffaele for who he is.

A “lovebird” that describes his love as an “evil” “cruel” and cold bitch.
Where have I heard Amanda Knox being described like that before?

He’s also a person that suddenly flies off the handle over dinner (I’m glad he wasn’t “moving around” with a knife at the time) like a madman.

This is yet another PR disaster for the deadly duo, ranking alongside Amanda Knox’s admission that she staged a burglary in the student house she shared with her fellow students in Seattle shortly before the police discovered a staged burglary in the student house she shared where Meredith Kercher was found murdered.

Posted by DF2K on 01/24/14 at 06:42 AM | #

@Grahame Rhodes,

“...when thieves and murderers turn on each…”

There is usually a great code of honor amongst thieves and murderers…

It is RS who broke the code…

Posted by chami on 01/24/14 at 11:24 AM | #

My wife is a foreign national. One of the questions on the application is have you ever been arrested for a crime of moral turpitude? Which murder would defintely fit with. It probably would have been denied based on that.

Posted by Kmcvick on 01/24/14 at 02:12 PM | #

I’m missing something.  Could someone explain to me what possible benefit Sollecito could derive from an American citizenship?  It’s true that, here in America, juries frequently let murders off, but I don’t think the extradition process would involve a jury(?).

Wouldn’t he be better off acquiring citizenship in a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Italy?

Posted by Eodril on 01/24/14 at 04:16 PM | #


When I first visited the American Consulate for a visa (that was long long ago), the form had a question (near the end) whether I have been ever arrested for prostitution or pimping? There was an explanatory footnote that said if you answered yes, it does not mean that your visa will be denied; you will be asked to appear for an interview.

I received my B-1 visa on the spot. Next year my J-1 visa application was denied. It was granted after about 4 months on an appeal to the ambassador.

I do believe that everything depends on the mood of the visa officer at that particular moment. It does not follow any rules.

Posted by chami on 01/24/14 at 04:22 PM | #

Extremely interesting, Vivianna’s suggestion above repeated by Graham and others, that a locked-up Sollecito might become very ticked off at an on-the-loose Amanda, and really drop her in it. 

We’re told that Sollecito is very unlikely to be allowed out of Italy again before the verdict next thursday, even without a judicial restraining order.  An immediate arrest warrant for both of them if confirmed guilty now seems inevitable.

So much for their foolish taunting PR hard line, legal dirty tricks,and myriad lies and false accusations of crimes, not least in their ill-advised books.

This must be coming as quite a shock to Sollecito’s latest girlfriend of convenience, Greta Menegaldo, who “conveniently” has family in Latin America. That fact may have been what caught Sollecito’s eye. Sorree Greta.


Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/24/14 at 06:37 PM | #

Actually, Coeur d’Alene is more than 100 miles from the Canadian border BUT it is only 30 miles or so from Spokane, Washington. Spokane is the unofficial capital of Eastern Washington and the home of Gonzaga, a Catholic University from which Candace Dempsey graduated. A couple of other Knox supporters hail from there - the Catholics circling their wagons, I guess. Eastern Washington is the “red” part of Washington state. I find it interesting that Sollecito gravitated in that direction in his ill-advised quest for a marriage of convenience. I also find it interesting that he would think this solution could work, just as Francesco Sforza apparently thought. It is well known that Sforza (aka Frank Sfarzo) used money donated to his bogus cause to come to America in search of asylum. For both Sforza and Sollecito, things have ended badly. Whatever Kelsey Kay’s motive or “past”, these text messages provide proof that Sollecito is indeed a flight risk. I am hoping for a guilty verdict and hope he is taken into custody immediately. I travel through Coeur d’Alene frequently and the thought of Sollecito being there gives me the creeps.

Posted by Skeptical Bystander on 01/24/14 at 07:04 PM | #

It’s great to see Kelsey Kay’s story being picked up by the mainstream media in Italy. It should ensure that Sollecito is back in the slammer this time next week. Thanks to all the people who tweeted journalists and media organisations in Italy and made them aware of Sollecito’s plans to evade justice.

Posted by The Machine on 01/24/14 at 07:46 PM | #

Once Sollecito opens up a bit, Guede will follow.

I hope the great playboy had his life’s quota of fun and is ready to spend some quiet time with new friends.

Once the kid is well taken care of, the other kid will understand. Naturally but slowly.

Just one more week. I am not impatient.

Posted by chami on 01/24/14 at 08:29 PM | #

I’ve always suspected Sollecito would turn on Knox once he was in custody.  This sad episode is even more of an indication that that’s what he’ll do.  Looks like we’ll find out for sure very soon.

Posted by Ceylon on 01/24/14 at 09:01 PM | #

Here’s Francesco Sollecito, in a new interveiw, as usual plaintively playing catchup:


Francesco Sollecito replies to the statement of the American girl. “All falsehoods” said Francesco Sollecito, the father of Raffaele. “My son has never asked Amanda to marry him”.

The man has continued in recent years to say that his son has no intention of going abroad to escape Italian justice (referring to photos that portray Raffaele in the Caribbean and the United States).

He adds also, referring to Kelsey Key who made the revelation after claiming a refusal by Amanda to Raffaele when he asked her to marry him: “They met via Facebook and he was only acquainted with her via the social network.”

“Believing there might be serious possibilities, when he was already with some of our relatives in the US, Raffaele went to visit her in the State of Idaho for two days.”

“However she proved unhelpful and it turned out that she was married with a daughter.” Francesco Sollecito said that between the two there had “never been an emotional relationship.

“She and Raffaele met last summer, and she suddenly remembers everything after nine months? ” .


Unfortunately for Francesco, the text messages quoted above and elsewhere belie him. It was Raffaele who was trying to put one over at the time, not Kelsey Kay.

It is also reported that Raffaele and probably Francesco wont be in court next thursday, they will wait to hear the verdict at their home in Bisceglie.

Their lawyer Maori seemed to threaten they might sue Kelsey Kay for extortion. You can relax, Kelsey. They have made many such threats. Wheres their NYC suit against Lifetime for the movie?

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/24/14 at 09:32 PM | #

Peter, excellent info as always, if I were Sollecito I would go deep sea fishing next Thursday on a high speed power boat, I hope the Italian Coast Guard are keeping a close watch on this desperado.

Posted by Bjorn on 01/24/14 at 11:22 PM | #

Good work as always. thank you

Posted by Bettina on 01/25/14 at 12:43 AM | #

What I get from this is Sollecito has been so used to getting his own way that he is just unable to even come to terms with things working against him. Therefore I predict that his fall will be complete and terrible since he obviously is terrified of going to jail and mixing with the likes of Aviello and or Alessi. They were quite open in their attraction to Sollecito who, if jail is anything I imagine, will get their hooks into him very quickly. Of course Knox will suffer the same fate (With any luck) Roll on the end of the month because that’s when the story will really start

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 01/25/14 at 05:23 AM | #

I’ve sent tweets to almost all the journalists at The Seattle Times. Please retweet. Thanks. My name on Twitter is @harryrag

The newspaper has openly supported Amanda Knox whilst being completely ignorant of the basic facts of the case. For example, the newspaper falsely claimed that Rudy Guede had pleaded guilty in one of its editorials:

“If Italy seeks extradition of Knox, the U.S. government should look closely at the sad, bizarre course of this case and deny the request.

Her 2009 conviction was overturned in 2011 because of fundamental flaws in the evidence against her and her one-time Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.

The prosecution’s theory — of a sex game involving Knox, Sollecito, Kercher and a fourth party gone brutally awry — was as ludicrous as it was flimsy.

Instead, evidence overwhelmingly pointed to the fourth party, Rudy Guede, who fled Italy after the murder before eventually being captured and pleading guilty.”

The official court documents are available at the wiki website. Journalists have no excuses for getting their facts wrong. Please be proactive and give Meredith a voice. Don’t let the truth be drowned out anymore.

Posted by The Machine on 01/25/14 at 12:34 PM | #

very very well done everyone whos spreading the awareness and supporting this forum.

the time has come for justice to meredith.

Posted by sikandar on 01/25/14 at 01:42 PM | #

It’s been brilliant on Twitter today. Please keep tweeting and retweeting. You are making a difference.

Posted by The Machine on 01/25/14 at 02:16 PM | #

Kelsey Kay, wow just wow.

Kelsey’s disgusted feelings of hurt and indignation seem real enough in her interview. Not everything about her feels kosher but her honesty seems genuine when she exposes Raffaele’s hot anger toward Amanda who rebuffed his marriage proposal. Raf was incensed when Amanda refused to help keep him out of prison. He thought he could trust that fox. Raffaele condemns that cold-hearted Knox with real indignation which seems to be coming from a place of bitter resentment. Raffaele must feel that she refuses to protect him with the small effort of signing marriage papers after he went to prison for four years to protect her.

Kelsey Amanda Kay (that is her middle name, Amanda) is an Amanda scorned. Raffaele is a lover scorned or rather scorched.

He revealed to Kelsey his green card plan to escape Italian justice, he showed Kelsey a pre-nup which sobered her, she backed off, Raf disappeared back to Italy and the romance lagged. She finally made him admit he was seeing another woman yet keeping her on tenterhooks hoping for a future with him. She went into histrionic meltdown texting vituperation. He admitted the only reason he flew to see her was to set up a marriage to acquire U.S. citizenship in an eleventh hour bid to escape Italian prison. Then Kelsey revealed this to Radar. Her revelations of treachery and deceit included the news that only a few months before he proposed to Kelsey, Raffaele proposed marriage to Amanda Knox, and was irate when she rejected him right when he needed her the most. So much for gratitude or honor among thieves. Foxy may face payback for this decision against former loverboy. Two can play that game.

Kelsey administers a football website for the San Francisco 49ers. She’s a surprisingly good sports writer with a witty voice and sharp instincts for trading athletes. She seems to understand the politics of American NFL teams. She claims to be a good predictor of talent. Her football acumen makes her a rare bird in normally a men’s realm. She said she was trying to join a Fantasy Football League but no guys would allow her to compete. She has some bright writing on her blog about the 49ers. Other than the bad modern habit of profanity and some coarse references, her writing is lively, fun and informative.

Kelsey also aspires to a modeling career with glamor photos on Facebook. She is young and attractive.

Kelsey is extremely articulate in the interview with Radar Online where she denounces Sollecito as a total user and con artist who tricked her and strung her along.

She convincingly describes Raffaele as a fake lover searching for a visa and a marriage of convenience to save his life. Despite Kelsey’s woman scorned bit, she dispassionately elaborated in clear detail a six-month saga of phoniness that Raf used with her while he was also chasing after other women with the same aim. His aim was citizenship somewhere besides Italy to avoid prison a bit longer.

Kelsey may be a selfseeking fraudster in her own right, the vote’s not in on that yet, at least mine isn’t. She claims to believe Raf is innocent, says she has read his book several times, and that she prays for him. I think it’s just a line she uses. Her body language in photos with Raffaele shows her stiff and embarrassed beside him. She looks either ashamed, slightly afraid or guilty. In the same photo he’s holding a warm arm around her and grinning happily. Maybe she had gotten in too deep too fast with this famous stranger and already regretted it.

Whatever her motives in spilling her guts to Radar Online, Kelsey did the world a favor by revealing the lies told by Raffaele in his bride-shopping to avoid justice. If Kelsey can be believed, Raf even told her to lie about the time and place of their first meeting and to pretend she met him months earlier in March 2013 in a bar in Seattle called Montana’s. So lies are no big deal to Raf and he goes on lying to several women about his intentions.

The pretty blonde Italian student he met at University of Verona who has the family in South America he might flee to, has he given her a bracelet too like he gave the fiancée from Idaho?

Kelsey may have her own angle for spilling dirt on Raffaele (money, fame, attention?) but regardless of her dubious motives the truth is spilling out about Raffaele’s mail order bride stunt and his comfort level with deception. This may ruffle a few feathers.

Also Kelsey better wake up and smell the coffee about men in general, she has a child to consider. She should stop dallying with men charged with murder and jailbirds. Maybe she’ll wise up, but if nothing else she helped people learn that Raf has finally waked up and smelled the coffee about Amanda Knox and he is fiercely angry with Miss Knox, and now with Kelsey to a lesser degree.

Posted by Hopeful on 01/26/14 at 02:40 AM | #

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