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Dharun Ravi, convicted of spying on gay roommate Tyler Clementi and about to go to jail, finally apologizes

Tyler Clementi is dead and he might not be had his Rutgers roommate Dharun Ravi not set up a webcam to spy on Tyler’s encounter with another man in their dorm room then chatted about it on Twitter.

Ravi was convicted in March of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, and tampering with evidence. Bias intimidation is a hate crime based on the fact that Clementi was gay. Last week, a judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail and scolded him for never apologizing for his actions.

‘I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on Sept. 19, 2010, and Sept. 21, 2010,’ Mr. Ravi said in a statement. ‘My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions. I apologize to everyone affected by those choices.’

Read the full story over at Gay Star News.

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4 Remarks

  1. Smug homophobe is only apologizing because he has a guilty conscience he doesnt genuinely mean any of these things its only because hes been punished.30 days is pathetic also great job justice system! Sarcasm of course.

  2. I’m just wondering if there is a problem with my comment made on May 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm regarding Dharun Ravi that it’s still awaiting moderation?

  3. Might have been accidentally deleted. Can you send it again Joan?

  4. Perhaps Mr. Ravi is truly sorry; I just don’t feel it from his apology. I don’t know the law but I can’t help feeling that the judge’s sentence sends the message that 30 days is all a gay person’s life is worth. Imagine how Mr. Clementi’s parents feel – the depths of despair.

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