Ariel Castro's Repugnant Victim-Blaming Statement Makes Us Glad He’ll Go Away Forever (VIDEO)

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Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison today. He was allowed to make a statement and it showed how deranged and sociopathic he is. In a rambling speech that focused mostly on himself, he made excuses for everything he did, refused all responsibility, and even made outrageous claims that the house where he tortured his victims was "normal" and "harmonious."

Castro has invented some kind of sick fantasy world in which the three women he kidnapped, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, may have been unable to leave his house, but were otherwise fine and content.

"I'm a good person," he told the judge. "I'm not a violent person. There was a lot of harmony in that house."

He went on to say that sex with the victims was mostly consensual and that they asked him for sex. "As God as my witness, I never tortured these victims, I never beat them," he claimed, despite reams of evidence to the contrary.

Earlier in the day, Castro's defense attorney pointed out that Amanda Berry had described sex with Castro that resulted in the birth of her daughter, Jocelyn, was "consensual." An expert ascribes this to Stockholm Syndrome, in which the kidnapped party eventually becomes so helpless and infantalized that the kidnapper is seen as the "parent."

Earlier testimony said that the women were bound with chains, forced to wear motorcycle helmets when raped, and were often starved, left in severe heat or cold, and otherwise tortured. Castro had the house rigged with a system of alarms that would go off if any of them tried to escape. He also had a gun and often showed it to them to "control" them as he admitted to police.

In his statement, Castro blamed his "sexual addiction" for his kidnapping of the women -- saying he couldn't control himself any more than an alcoholic could control drinking. He also blamed his "stressful" job as a bus driver. He even blamed the FBI for not questioning him sooner.

In his continued blaming of the victims, he said, "These girls were not virgins and had been with multiple partners before me. I did not prey on these women."

He said that since the women "looked" okay, and pointed to recent video of Amanda Berry "partying," then it was proof that they enjoyed being in the house and were not traumatized.

The depths of narcissism on display were truly astounding. As the judge reprimanded him: "You say there was harmony in that house, but I don't think one other person in America would agree with you."

Castro did apologize to the victims and even thanked them for some bizarre reason; however, it was clear from everything he said that this calculatingly cruel individual thinks he did nothing wrong.

He'll have a lot of time in prison to reconsider it.

Does this speech surprise you?


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tcfla tcfla

SICK!!!!!

IamKr... IamKrystal

I am in shock at his audacity! I shouldn't be. I hope he's destroyed someday... I hope his dark, decrepit soul suffers! As for the girls I only hope they can heal and stay strong! Thay are amazing women that deserve so much respect and love, they certainly have mine! God bless them all! ♥

nhamp... nhampton401

Again, rope and tree. He's going to have an amazing life in jail that' he does NOT deserve. He needs a dirt nap and nothing more.

Sarah Flores

Alcoholics do have an addiction but they usually do not kidnap, rape, and beat people for their addiction you sick pos!

nonmember avatar Jeff

IF it was consensual, why are you apologizing?! Because you KNOW it was NOT consensual!! Can't wait for the headlines from prison after they get a hold of your raping, molesting ass! God help your soul!

Hurri... HurricaneTalia

This man took away these women's childhoods! One of them is my age, 29, and was taken when she was 16. I just think about all of the milestones she missed and it breaks my heart. Things that are so important to growing up. Her first love, taking pictures with her parents and date before her prom, school activities, spending nights in her room with friends being carefree teenage girls talking about school, boyfriends, and homework, walking the stage with her class at her graduation. Starting college and finding out who she really is.


It makes me so angry that all of that was taken away because this guy supposedly "Couldn't control his prick." Really? Really Asshat? That's the excuse you're going to use for destryong these young women's lives ? For taking away the best years of their lives that they'll never get back no matter how much therapy, wishing, and hoping they do? You are a sick fuck who I hope gets assraped every single day of your imprisonment. 

Amanda Henry

People like him are the reason I believe in the death penalty.

Patricia Hurley

Why was this man allowed to even give this OBSCENE so called speech??? He was convicted...he should have no rights...it makes me sick that he can even be allowed to mutter their names...allowed one more strike at these women...one more chance to reach his victims by way of the media...how can this be allowed??

Mori Lemau

Life in prison is too good for the likes of him. 

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