Hello, Mr. Watkins, you do not know me, but I am grateful for you.
You see, I am a student at The University of Alabama and have been following everything that I can on the Megan Rondini v TJ Bunn case. From the moment it came out online to every article in between. On June 27th, 2017, someone shared your status on the Alabama Student Ticket Exchange group with your letter to Mr. Bunn.
Before I read the status, I knew your name. I knew that you were the lawyer who was responsible for the reporting of corruption from Governor Bentley, so I was ready to read your intake on the situation. I studied about you in one of the Criminal Justice courses at school, we talked about how there are still good people out there looking for the truth.
Well Mr. Watkins, I just have a few things I would like to tell you.
First, I want to thank you for what you are doing. Thank you for not letting this situation just go by. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to uncover the TRUTH that no one else seems to be doing.
Second, I would like to tell you that you are the type of man I want my (future) son or my little brothers to be like. You are standing up for not only what you believe in, but also what you stand against. Sexual assault has become such a touchy issue that the only answer seems to be "look the other way."
As a young woman, I can tell you that I have become very cautious with my actions. I have let what others think of me decide what I wear, how much shoulder I show, how tight my pants are, and how short my shorts are. I am not comfortable knowing that wherever I go someone could be looking at me like a piece of meat. Society has focused so much on blaming the victim and not teaching the predators that it is NOT okay to assault anyone; male or female.
Lastly, I would like to send you my help. If there is anything that I am able to do, then please let me. I am a firm believer that those who do wrong shall get what they deserve and I cannot stand for some to take advantage of others. It is barbaric and no one should have to go through that.
I really hope that you are able to do something that local law enforcement will not do.....find the complete truth and bring justice for Megan.
May God bless you,
Although I did not know Megan personally, I am told that she was a bright individual. She was the friend anyone could lean on and the one to make everyone smile. They say life is not fair, but this was not an act of life's trials and tribulations, instead it was an act of one man who believes he can do as he pleases. I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of the beautiful young woman and I pray that justice is served.
P.S. If you're a reader who has not heard the story, please click here to read about Megan's life and why she took it.