Amy responds to a reader’s concerns

To call Brent Brents and animal is an insult to animals. There is no excuse. We all live the the same messed up cruel environment. People make choices. He chose to be the person he is. Victims of sexual abuse should be outraged that this sick twisted bastard uses the excuse of sexual abuse for his crimes. Does this mean his victims will go out and do the same. NO. Do you even know what comments like that do to  survivors child of sexual abuse. I do. Put that one away and don’t use it as part of you pathethic attempt to gain sympathy, empathy or understanding for your behavior. It has nothing to do with what you are. You are what you are because you wanted it that way. Nothing more, Nothing less. You don’t deserve a website like this. Your a waste of space, time and effort. Go do your time and leave the world alone. You have done enough damage.
-Elizabeth

Hi, Elizabeth,

I appreciate you taking the time to write, and I realize that the website brought up strong feelings for you. I understand that.

It’s important that you know that Brents does not mean for his revelations of his childhood abuse to be used as excuses for what he did. He has repeatedly said there are no excuses, and that, as you point out, he made choices. I agree.

I also believe that by understanding someone, it’s more difficult to hate them. It’s a theme that is explored in my book, Diary Of A Predator: A Memoir, which is the basis for the website. And that’s not just in relation to Brents. That book is more my memoir than his, about the excoriating effect that covering his case had on my life. It changed me forever.

As for the space, time and effort, I post letters from Brents on this website to illustrate elements of his humanity. As for whether or not that exists, you and I will have to agree to disagree.

Sincerely,
Amy Herdy

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