Fox News analyst retracts theory about California killer's sexuality
'I was misunderstood on Fox News this weekend, when I was asked to hypothesize several factors which could have triggered Elliot Rodger's spree killing'
The analyst who speculated a culprit, who killed six, struggled with ‘homosexual impulses’ insists she was ‘misunderstood.’
On Friday night (23 May), suspect Rodger killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus.
Before being apprehend by police, the suspect allegedly shot himself in the head. Thirteen people were injured during the rampage.
On 24 May, Ludwig was a guest on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine and the psychologist wondered if Rodger were gay.
‘When I was first listening to him, I was like, "Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him." And then I started to have a different idea: "Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?"’
The psychologist added ‘was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?’
Ludwig maintains her job as a guest was to offer all the possibilities to explain the killing spree.
‘I in no way meant to indicate being homosexual, or having homosexual impulses, is a cause for spree killing,’ the psychologist wrote on Instagram. ‘My job at Justice with Judge Jeanine was to asses several possible triggers for Elliot Rodgers’ behavior. However, I apologize to all those to all of those who felt offended. That was never my intention.’
The suspect left a YouTube video called Elliot Rodger’s Retribution.
In the video the 22-year-old complained about being a virgin and women who ‘looked down upon me and treated me like scum, while you gave yourself to other men.’
As of today, 26 May, law enforcement officials have not mentioned gay sexuality as an answer for the murders.
As of today, 25 May, law enforcement officials have not mentioned gay sexuality as an answer for the murders.
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