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Dustin Meadows: An apology for ‘shameful and disgusting’ behavior

Dustin Meadows
Summit County

Editor’s note: This letter is addressed to the victim of an ethnic intimidation and assault incident in December in Summit Cove. The Daily is withholding the name of the victim for privacy reasons.

I want to start by saying any involvement of mine in an incident of this nature is shameful and disgusting. Any negative word was fueled by alcohol, not from a belief that says I am better than you because of race, gender, sexual orientation … I am a stupid drunk, not a malicious bigot.

I was at a Christmas party that evening drinking too much and not eating enough. Instead of having my friends take me home or to the bus stop, we went to the Cala, where I continued to drink. How I can be black-out drunk, standing and holding a conversation, is beyond me – but I can. With no memory of the event, I am stuck with the horrifying vision that this could have been my wife. That alone is all the motivation I’ll ever need to never drink again.

My tears over this have been many and often. I wish you no ill will in any way, shape or form. What I do wish is for you to find peace and closure to this horrible night. It would mean very much to me if one day we could meet so I could apologize face to face. Truly there are no words to express my heart-felt sorrow and regret.

With my sincerest apologies,


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