To everyone who has expressed concern and support for my family and me:
Thank you. Despite this terribly difficult and bewildering time, I’m so comforted by your words of support, by your outcry for justice and search for the truth, by your belief in me.
Please know that, after going through this persecution for years, I’ve developed a store of inner fortitude. It’s a feeling of steadiness despite the storm, kind of like earning your sea-legs. I hold onto that steadiness, but that doesn’t mean I know what to do. I’m still in shock. I don’t know what the future has in store for me, what I will and will not be able to do. It’s hard to even know what I’m up against, what could be motivating this verdict that’s so clearly wrong and unfounded. Because of this, it’s hard to know what I, or anyone, can do. I hope that people who know the case and who know the justice system will step up and testify as to how this is happening and what we can do about it, not just for my sake, but for the sake of other wrongfully convicted, and for our society. I hope journalists will give them the opportunity to voice themselves.
In the meantime, I’m grateful to everyone for the love, compassion, understanding, friendship, support, generosity, and empathy you’ve shown me. It makes a world of difference.