A woman named in Elliot Rodger’s 141-page manifesto — written before he went on a stabbing and shooting spree that took seven lives, including his own — said over the weekend she was “devastated” to learn her name was in the document, and doesn’t particularly remember Rodger.
Rodger sourced his hatred of women to the “pretty blonde girl,” who was twelve when he got a crush on her as a ten-year-old. “I hated her so much, and I will never forget her,” he wrote. “I started to hate all girls because of this. I saw them as mean, cruel and heartless creatures that took pleasure from my suffering.” Rodger’s maniacal misogyny later extended to anti-women websites, and then to the targeting of a sorority during his rampage.
The woman’s father said his daughter realized on Saturday that she had been named in the document. “She’s devastated by this,” her father said. “She doesn’t even remember this guy.”
“She hadn’t seen him since seventh grade,” he continued. “She just knew he was an odd type of person at the time. I guess he had this secret crush on her that no one knew about.”
He added that the family now feared copycat killers targeting his daughter.
[h/t Daily News]
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