As in, a stretch. A real reach.
The Telegraph in the UK reports that Amanda Knox was sexually involved with a cocaine dealer who knew someone else who stabbed yet someone else.
This somehow bears upon Amanda Knox’s guilt, because….nope. This doesn’t bear on anything relevant to Amanda Knox’s guilt, even if every word of it is true. There are probably only a few people on the planet that can’t be linked to some kind of criminal act that way; that is, by extension several times removed.
It’s a silly effort at a smear that shouldn’t be taken seriously by anyone. And it’s a sign of desperation.