I say "final" statement because this is the last we're going to share on this. It seems the family of Gayla St. Julien isn't on the same page in regard to her quotes about the case and her position on Apollo Nida's guilt, etc, so we're posting this last statement for fairness' sake and that's that. The previous statement we shared came from Gayla's God daughter. This new statement is from "the family of Gayla". We're posting it in its entirety – grammar mistakes are not ours. And sorry about the caps, but I wasn't about to rewrite that whole statement.
FROM THE FAMILY OF MRS. GAYLA ST. JULIEN
APRIL 29, 2014
THE FAMILY OF MRS. GAYLA ST. JULIEN WISHES TO EXTEND A SINCERE PUBLIC APOLOGY FOR ANYONE OFFENDED OR CONFUSED BY HER PRIVATE VENTING, AND NOT AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BEING MADE. GAYLA HAVING BEEN AWAY FROM HER FAMILY SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2013, AND LEARNING OF HER SENTENCE THAT WILL KEEP HER AWAY AN ADDITIONAL 61 MONTHS COUPLED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA SCORNING RESULTED IN A PRIVATE EMOTIONAL OUTBURST.
THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT MADE BY GAYLA. SHE REMAINS INCARCERATED AND HAS NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OR MEDIA. A STATEMENT MADE BY ANYONE OTHER THAN HER COUNSEL ON RECORD OR MR. ST. JULIEN HAS NOT BEEN VETTED AND SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT.
MRS. ST. JULIEN HAS ENDURED MUCH AND UNDERSTANDABLY BEEN UNDER EXTREME DURESS AS A RESULT OF WHAT SHE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH AND HAS TAKEN FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR.
GAYLA IS AWARE OF THE FACT THAT ALTHOUGH SHE HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY, HAS FULLY COOPERATED, AND HAS BEEN SENTENCED IN THIS MATTER. THE SECRET SERVICE’S INVESTIGATION REMAINS ONGOING AND THEREFORE SHE WILL DECLINE FROM ANY FURTHER CONVERSATIONS THAT COULD INTERFERE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS INVESTIGATION.
AS A FAMILY WE REMAIN FIRMLY FOCUSED ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR CHILDREN, WHO HAVE BEEN UNFAIRLY AFFECTED BY ACTIONS OUT OF THEIR CONTROL, INCLUDING PUBLIC RESPONSES WITHOUT FULL UNDERSTANDING OR COMPASSION.
THE MEDIA OUTLETS THAT HAVE SHOWN A WILLINGNESS TO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS OF INNOCENT MINORS, SIMPLY IGNORE JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY IN FAVOR OF PROVIDING PRESS TO THE PUBLIC AT ANY COST. WE ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER THE PRIVACY, PARTICULARY OF OUR MINOR CHILDREN.
MRS. GAYLA ST. JULIEN IS HUMAN, AND CAPABLE OF MAKING MISTAKES. GAYLA IS A WOMAN WHO HAS ENDURED MUCH AND ACCEPTS THE CONSEQUENCES OF HER ACTIONS. GAYLA IS A CHILD OF GOD WHO WILL OVERCOME ALL THAT SHE HAS ATONED FOR. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
THE FAMILY OF MRS. GAYLA ST. JULIEN
We did reach out to her God daughter for clarification on the newest statement and all she replied with was "yes, it was written by the family". When I inquired with the family about their statement and the God daughter's previous statement, they replied with "This is the only statement that is official and made on the behalf of Gayla. That was a private conversation she had and should have stayed private."
So, there we have it. It's a private family matter from here on and we won't be updating anything further on Gayla. Updating y'all on Apollo Nida and his mess is a whole other matter…