Tyler's Parents Reject Ravi's Apology
Calling it nothing more than a PR stunt, the parents of Tyler Clementi have refused to accept the apology offered Wednesday by Dharun Ravi.
In their first public comments on the sentencing, the Clementis issued a statement in which they rejected Mr. Ravi’s apology as insincere. “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.”