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Dharun Ravi: I Didn't Out Clementi

Ex-Rutgers student gives first TV interview
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2012 10:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dharun Ravi is on a media blitz. First there was yesterday's interview with the New Jersey Star Ledger, and today he sat down with ABC News for his first TV interview. In it, Ravi insists that he didn't out roommate Tyler Clementi. "I know I didn't, because he brought a guy over," he said. "There's people in the lounge, everyone sees it happening. So I figure, you know what, he doesn't care. He's OK with it."

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Ravi also doesn't believe that Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge because of the spycam incident. "I really don't think he was very fragile. I think he just didn't like talking to people. ... I don't think just because he's gay he's automatically fragile and can't deal with anything." Still, he says he's sorry for what he did—"I was 18, I was stupid"—and desperately hopes Clementi got the apology he sent before killing himself. (Read more Dharun Ravi stories.)

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