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Clementi Family Rejects Ravi’s Apology

Jim Burroway

May 31st, 2012

Remember that apology? The one where Dharun Ravi spent about a third of his words defending himself rather than actually apologizing? The one that didn’t mention Tyler Clementi or his family? Tyler’s family isn’t buying it:

“As to the so-called ‘apology,’ it was, of course, no apology at all, but a public relations piece produced by Mr. Ravi’s advisers only after Judge Berman scolded Mr. Ravi in open court for his failure to have expressed a word of remorse or apology,” they said in a statement.

“A sincere apology is personal. Many people convicted of crimes address the victims and their families in court. Mr. Ravi was given that opportunity but chose to say nothing. His press release did not mention Tyler or our family, and it included no words of sincere remorse, compassion or responsibility for the pain he caused.”

Tyler’s family has also expressed dissapointment over Ravi’s brief thrirty day sentence, which he behan serving today. In New Jersey, people sentenced to thirty day terms typically get ten days off for good behavior. Prosecuters are appealing the sentence.