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Wasn’t biased, says boy who filmed gay act

Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of spying on his gay roommate who killed himself, has spoken out for the first time, saying he has nothing against gays.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2012 02:03 IST
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Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of spying on his gay roommate who killed himself, has spoken out for the first time, saying he has nothing against gays.

Ravi said in an interview to a local newspaper in New Jersey: “I wasn’t biased. I didn’t act out of hate and I wasn’t uncomfortable with (roommate Clementi) Tyler being gay.”

“One of the most frustrating parts is that he never got my apology,” Ravi said.

“I texted an apology and when he didn’t answer, I e-mailed him. I told him I didn’t want him to feel pressure to have to move and that we could work things out.”

Shortly after, Tyler returned to the room, dumped his backpack and was never seen alive again. He jumped off a bridge and killed himself.

Ravi faces 10 years in jail or possible deportation back to India.