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Woman Is 'Devastated' After Elliot Rodger Blamed Her For His Hatred Of Women

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A 20-year-old woman who was named in Elliot Rodger's manifesto as the reason behind his hatred for women is "devastated," her father says.

Rodger described the woman as a "pretty blonde girl" he had a crush on when he was in middle school in his 141-page manifesto that he sent out to his parents and others before he went on a mass killing spree in Isla Vista on Friday night. He wrote:

She must have thought I was an ultimate loser. I hated her so much, and I will never forget her. I started to hate all girls because of this. I saw them as mean, cruel and heartless creatures that took pleasure from my suffering.

He called her an "evil bitch" and added:

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She was the first girl I ever had a crush on, and I never admitted it to anyone. To be teased and ridiculed by the girl I had a crush on wounded me deeply. The world that I grew up thinking was bright and blissful was over.

Her dad told the Daily Mail that his daughter barely remembers Rodger and hadn't seen Rodger since seventh grade. (Tabloids like the NY Post took the rather scummy angle that she is now a stunning blonde and aspiring model who in rejecting Rodger, ignited the flame for his violent misogynistic revenge plot.)

The woman's father said that the alleged gunman was "disillusioned" for thinking his daughter could be a bully. "How is a ten-year-old girl going to bully a 12-year-old boy?" he asked the Daily Mail. "Maybe the girls she hung around with did poke fun at him, but they were kids. My daughter was not a bully, she's one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. She probably rejected his aggressive advances. If you want to call that bullying then fine."

He's also afraid that there will be "copycat" killers that will want to target his daughter, he told the NY Daily News.

He added that his heart goes out to the families. “I lost a child at the age of 2,” the father said. “I know how hard it was for me. You never get over it. I can’t imagine what they’re going through right now. I can’t imagine what Elliot’s parents are going through right now.”

In Rodger's rampage on Friday, he stabbed three victims to death in his apartment, fatally shot two others outside of a sorority house near UC Santa Barbara and another at a deli store.

Rodger emailed his manifesto to his parents, who rushed to Isla Vista after reading it to stop the killings, but they were too late.

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