Marilou Danley

*Believe me, I know the media. The minute I heard of Marilou Danley’s pending return to the un-United States after being out of the country while her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, changed history by delivering the largest mass shooting ever, I felt nothing but sorrow for her.

I mean literally, my eyes began to well up with tears. 

I had a gut instinct none of this was of her doing. She asked for none of it. That son-of-a-bitch shipped her out of town while he put his plan into motion.

Still, I suspect her life will never be the same. I knew that as soon as her plan landed on USA grounds, she would be met, hounded and practically forced by FBI agents to provide an answer to the ‘Why?’ question. Field reporters would be practically falling all over each other to get the slightest clue upon which a story can be built.

All I can say is I’m glad she lawyer’d up.

“He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen,” Marilou Danley said in a statement read by her lawyer outside FBI headquarters in Los Angeles. She had been speaking with the FBI all day, and had previously told her brother, Reynaldo Bustos — who called her as soon as the atrocity hit — “my conscience is clear.”

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