May 30 New York: Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, convicted of spying on his gay roommate who later committed suicide, has publicly apologised for the first time for his “insensitive and immature” actions, saying he will surrender this week to begin his month-long jail term.
Dharun Ravi, 20, issued the public statement two days before he begins a 30-day jail term after being convicted of intimidating Tyler Clementi and invading his privacy in the day’s before Clementi killed himself.
The 18-year-old threw himself off the George Washington Bridge in September 2010 after Ravi, his room mate at Rutgers university, spied on him with another man and tweeted about what he saw.
Ravi said he regretted his “stupid and childish” choices.
“I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on September 19, 2010 and September 21, 2010,” he said. “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 more....