Tyler Clementi's Parents Speak Out On Son's Death, Dharun Ravi's Trial And Their New Foundation: VIDEO

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June 29, 2012
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Joe and Jane Clementi, Tyler Clementi’s parents, sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt to discuss how Dharun Ravi’s actions led to Clementi’s death ("This was an executed plan,” says Joe), how they’re coping since the trial and the way their their evangelical Christianity influenced their reaction to Tyler’s coming out.

“Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality,” they learned.

The duo also express their surprise and appreciation at all the national attention around Clementi’s death and the hate crime trial against Ravi, and Tyler’s brother James, also gay, speaks out about the contentious ruling against Ravi, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for his role in the 18-year old’s death. He only spent 20 days behind bars.