Mother Of Joran Van Der Sloot Apologizes For Son, Claims 'It's Good That He's In Prison.'

Wed, June 23, 2010 9:08am EDT by 3 Comments

Anita van der Sloot, Joran van der Sloot, Natalee Holloway, Beth Twitty, Stephany Flores

Anita van der Sloot opens up about her imprisoned son saying he has a ‘personality disorder’ and needs help.

The mother of accused murderer Joran van der Sloot is speaking out for the first time about her notorious son and apologizing to the family of his victim, Stephany Flores. In a Dutch interview obtained by ABC News, Anita van der Sloot said, “I hope that he gets a chance to talk with the parents of Stephany Flores, and that he can tell them what happened. And I apologize for them … that he’s my son. He’s not a monster. He can be very gentle, but it could be that he has bipolar personality. I hope he gets the help.”

Joran is accused of murdering 21-year-old Stephany in a Peruvian hotel room after a night of gambling. While he initially confessed to the murder he later retracted his statement to a Dutch newspaper claiming he could not understand the document he was signing as it was in Spanish.

In an cryptic twist of fate, the murder of Stephany came five years to the day American teen Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba, a crime 22-year-old Joran is widely believed to have committed. He is also being charged with extorting $25,000 from Natalee’s mother Beth Twitty after promising he would show her where the body of her daughter was buried.

Anita admits even she finds it hard to proclaim her son’s innocence. “I think a part of me still wants to believe that it’s all a very bad movie. But I thought immediately of the parents of the girl.”

More of Anita’s interview appears in the video below.

-Chris Spargo

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mimi

Posted at 10:18 AM on June 23, 2010  

This young girl has a name Mrs van der Sloot, her name is STEPHANIE FLORES, have som respect? where were you all this years when your son was rooming arond with a creditline in the casino’s with a big creditline under age, abusing young girls, rape, and Natalie what happened to her?, you know about it or did your husband take it to his grave??? bipolar is a mental disease, and it is NOT coming over night, but planted in you since birth, ??? it is a little late to come out with that after 1 or 2 or maybe many more young women murdered?….how can you live with yourself, shame on you, and what happens to the Dutch justice???, why is Joran van der Sloot protected?, is it now because they have to cover up for their mistakes????, what a terrible terrible situation! unbelievable! also I remember when you talked about Natalie, you also called her girl, I see now where your son or should I call him boy, has his disrespect for women, I wonder why Mrs. anita van der Sloot, I wonder why?

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Posted at 3:16 PM on June 23, 2010  

wow, calm. down. You do realize that this is a translation right? It is why it seems so disconnected. I think it was brave of her that she said anything at all, I know I would be horrified and scared of how the family would react to me, but she made it clear that she really feels for the family of stephanie flores, and she feels terrible for her sons actions, But he IS her son, regardless of how awful he is, she loves him, and his actions are HIS OWN. Quit projecting the blame on to her, you can only raise your children so far, and then they make their own choices. This guy has done monstrous things yes, but who are you to decide he isnt bi polar (I am NOT saying it is an excuse whatsoever) it isn’t criminal to have a mental disorder, and what she is saying is may be responsible for his violent mood swings, which IS a factor in sever bi polar cases..and yeah I would know, my sister has it…Which is why she said she hopes he gets the help she thinks he really needs. And how would she know he was going to kill people? shes just supposed to announce to the planet that he may be mentally unstable so everyone should stay clear?…try and think before you freak out next time. ..Oh, And just to throw this out there, this woman is prob like 50 something, to her stephanie IS a GIRL, yeesh.

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just my opinion

Posted at 3:29 PM on June 23, 2010  

Ok..with that rant over I will say what I had meant to in the first place, but got alittle side tracked. haha.

When it comes to anything this woman says, it’s simple, she’s his mum. I have little kids, and if they grew up and did horrible things I would think of them as kids, and try to figure out what went wrong. Of course she is just trying to find tangible reasons for why her son did the things he did, she doesn’t want to believe he is just an out and out monster. I wouldn’t either.

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