Joran Van Der Sloot is on his I Didn’t Do It Tour, speaking to the media about the deaths of Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores without actually saying anything about the cases. He is taking the opportunity to try and shift blame off of himself, claiming that he merely made up stories because after being questioned for so long, he decided to just lie and make some money.
And yes, we are supposed to forgive him since he has been hounded so much. But he does confess one thing. He admits to extorting money from Natalee’s mother Beth Twitty.
“I misused the situation for my own advantage, and I feel bad about that,” he says. “And if I could change that, I would take it back, for sure.”
“For everything that happened since 2005, all the things said in the media, everything, I feel guilty for it, yeah. It’s a whole web of problems, but I created all of them myself. So yeah, I have to deal with it now, deal with the consequences.”
When asked about Stephany’s death and his confession to her murder, which he later recanted, he states “I feel really bad that her family had to lose a daughter. That really does hurt me, and I think about it all the time.”
His mother had previously asked him to seek counseling, but he never did. He now says it is his biggest regret. “I really felt guilty for everything.”
Joran is good at talking himself out of situations and if there wasn’t a whole long list of lies and evidence that show him as the murderer, it would not be hard to believe him. Holloway’s lawyer is right on mark, describing Joran as an attention seeker who’s incapable of telling the truth.