Dharun Ravi, Rutgers webcam defendant, says he’s ‘sorry about Tyler’

The former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying case says that he was insensitive toward his gay roommate but not biased, and that he doesn’t think he was the reason for his roommate’s suicide, the Associated Press reports. Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime, after using a webcam to view a snippet of Tyler Clementi’s dorm-room liaison with another man, then tweeting about it. The case gained huge attention when Clementi threw himself off a bridge.

“I didn’t act out of hate, and I wasn’t uncomfortable with Tyler being gay,” Dharun Ravi told The Star-Ledger of Newark in his first media interview since the saga began in September 2010. Ravi also gave an interview to ABC News’ “20/20” that’s to be broadcast Friday night. He told the news show he is sad about the suicide but doesn’t believe it was spawned by his actions…

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