The “pretty blonde girl” blamed by Santa Barbara murderer Elliot Rodger for his violent misogyny is “devastated” and living in fear, her father said Monday.
“The whole thing is so creepy,” the protective dad shuddered, saying he fears a “copycat” killer will now target his daughter. “It’s scary. Even though he’s gone.”
Rodger, 22, pinpointed his Woodland Hills, Calif., middle school crush as the person who triggered the rage that ultimately drove him to murder six people and wound 13 others in a horrifying rampage Friday night.
The Daily News is withholding the young woman’s name.
“She must have thought I was an ultimate loser,” Rodger wrote in the 137-page manifesto he emailed to his parents and two dozen others before embarking on the death spree.
“I hated her so much, and I will never forget her,” the virgin college student recounted. “I started to hate all girls because of this. I saw them as mean, cruel and heartless creatures that took pleasure from my suffering.”
The woman’s father said it was Saturday morning when his 20-year-old daughter realized Rodger had made her part of his sick story.
“She’s devastated by this,” the dad said in a phone interview. “She doesn’t even remember this guy. . . . She’s always been the most delicate kid you’d ever want to meet. For him to call her a bully, this kid was really disillusioned.
“She was 10 years old,” the dad added. “He was two years older than her. He was in my son’s class. She was in the seventh grade and he was in eighth grade. . . . Can you imagine a 10-year-old kid bullying a 12-year-old? This little, petite girl bullying him?”
Rodger called the young woman an ‘evil b---h’ in his manifesto. Facebook Rodger gunned down two blond sorority sisters, possibly in anger at the woman above, who he named in his manifesto. YouTube Rodger also claimed the woman teased an ridiculed him when they were in school together years earlier.
In his screed, Rodger called his crush an “evil bitch” who “teased and ridiculed” him and “wounded me deeply...”