Delusional Hate? Young Woman Named for Scorning Santa Barbara Killer Doesn’t Even Remember Him
The young woman named in Santa Barbara rampage killer Elliot Rodger’s manifesto barely knew the young man was alive.
The 20-year-old, whose name has not been released, was accused by the killer of terrorizing him when they were both middle school age.
“I hated her so much, and I will never forget her,” Rodger wrote, demanding the then 10-year-old and a pack of popular girls taunted him endlessly. “I started to hate all girls because of this. I saw them as mean, cruel and heartless creatures that took pleasure from my suffering.”
The father of the girl, described by Rodger as “a pretty blonde girl,” said his daughter is horrified to think something she may have said when she was so young could have sparked such hate in a boy she barely knew.
“She’s devastated by this,” the dad said in a phone interview with the press. “She doesn’t even remember this guy. . . . She’s always been the most delicate kid you’d ever want to meet.”
He also insisted that his daughter never taunted Rodger as he claimed. “For him to call her a bully, this kid was really disillusioned” the dad said.”Can you imagine a 10-year-old kid bullying a 12-year-old? This little, petite girl bullying him?”
For Rodger, though, the blonde girl’s taunts were real, so real in fact that it started a downward spiral that erupted in the murder of six victims before he took his own life.
“The world that I grew up thinking was bright and blissful was all over,” Rodger wrote about how he felt after being scorned by the pretty blonde pre-teen. “I was living in a depraved world, and I didn’t want to accept it. I didn’t want to give any thought to it. That is why I immersed myself entirely into my online games like World of Warcraft. I felt safe there.”
Despite the fact that Rodger did not see the blonde for ten years, he never forgot the young girl’s slight and unhealed, he allowed the hurt to fester into a dangerous hate that he would ultimately blame for his killing spree.
The girl’s father, though, believes that whatever sparked Rodger’s hate, it was all in the sick young man’s head . “It was just an illusion this kid built in his own mind, I guess because he couldn’t have her,” the young woman’s dad insisted to the press.
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