He later denied composing both the anonymous email messages and some that came from their account, speculating that perhaps anyone to whom he’d told their tale had taken it upon by themselves to discipline the Allens, or that the Allens had been harassing one another and blaming him. He didn’t much care, he states, because he considered the harassment trivial: “My legal rights were violated and nobody cares, and we’re nevertheless dealing with just what happened to bad Courtney? ”
After exposing the event, Steven proceeded seeking advice off their individuals in the Marriage Builders site. He even posted email messages between Courtney and Zonis, and a duplicate of a page which he published to Courtney: “I am therefore really sorry we hurt both you and harm you therefore profoundly for decades, by maybe maybe not considering your emotions near in so far as I must have, and also by demanding and disrespecting your viewpoint getting the thing I desired. I happened to be controlling and abusive. I became therefore yes We had been appropriate, and getting the things I desired would assist you to too, that i did son’t recognize the hurt I happened to be causing you. ” He didn’t recognize that Zonis had discovered these articles and took them as Steven admitting to as an abuser.
Steven had hoped the publicity allows them to go on; it had the effect that is opposite.
One of his true colleagues received a contact accusing Steven of assaulting Courtney. Whenever Steven told Courtney that Zonis should have delivered it, she declined to trust him. Zonis “had my ear, ” she claims. “I became playing every thing which he said, and I also ended up being presuming any such thing Steve stated was a lie. Continue reading