Dharun Ravi: 'I Didn't Bully Tyler Clementi'

Former Rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate speaks out.
3:25 | 03/22/12

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Transcript for Dharun Ravi: 'I Didn't Bully Tyler Clementi'
ABC news exclusive for the first time tonight we're going to hear from the young Rutgers University student convicted -- one of the most notorious bullying cases in the nation a jury. Found Donald -- -- guilty of a hate crime last week after he spied on his gay roommate Tyler Clemente. The aspiring musician who later took his own life. So what is the young man facing a possible ten year sentence saying tonight. 20/20 co anchor Chris Cuomo joins us here now Chris. -- it was really important for us to get -- room rather he is big for two reasons we have this case that we know about we also have. This conversation that this country is struggling with about. Bullying dollar -- Robbie finds himself in the middle of both and now for the first time. We can see what was going on in his mind when he did what he did what did he think about Tyler Clementi. Looking back I was very self absorbed the whole thing -- just about what I was thinking what I was. How is reacting to everything I -- I never it was never put a tough finds out how they can feel about it I was eighteen I was stupid I wouldn't think about my actions beyond what commitments in the future. Did you bully Tyler Clemente. And now I -- imports are -- do you think Tyler -- thought. Now that you were bullying him -- I don't think. Did you want to intimidate and frighten him now shame them. Make him feel that what he was and what he was doing was wrong I would I would -- thriller about anyone for any reason. Do you hate gay people who don't I don't -- people do you believe Tyler -- was intimidated by you when your actions he he knew that I wasn't trying to like contaminant enters games care because he was very. I think Anderson. If you come from -- -- -- -- did you want to out Tyler Clementi now. Did you record him having sex and but it was all said people believed there and what does that make you. Continue to worst possible person -- face of the bully yeah. We want answers when gay kids die for bad things there we want to blame people because a lot of people get away. And the situation we had names we had faces. Charges we had a case there. And where were you and all that what were you making of the situation. So I was a -- is being used by every everybody and I thought I was unfortunate time there's -- an enemy. Even though. What they think happened -- and what happened. -- -- tell us he's sorry for anything in Quezon angling. He does we talk about it a lot he's been so constrained because of the litigation and the advice of lawyers and that may be the law exceeded the humanity in this situation. We got him to open up about things that may matter more to people -- Facts and all. And he didn't take a plea deal which would have allowed and not have to go to prison does he regret this now as they say no it's one of the more agonizing part. -- -- situation that he didn't take the deal no jail time but he had to admit that he. Was guilty of a hate crime he said he wouldn't do it then because it is untrue he will not do it now he welcomes jail. He says all going to want to but I will he will not back off that position. All right Chris Cuomo reporting in and Chris we'll have more of his exclusive interview tomorrow night. I'm twenty planning.

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