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To think Jeremy Forrest's Parents have no place taking about his ex-Wife to the press.

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CheshireDing Sun 23-Jun-13 10:51:07

The DM say today that they said "Emily was difficult to live with, they should never have married" and that they (the Parents) have maintained "dignity".

Clearly his marriage to Emily was obviously not perfect for him to have any kind of affair but why don't his Parents shut their mouths.

I honestly feel so sorry for Emily, her picture was in the papers in the beginning and now again today. Poor women, she's the one I feel sorry for.

justmyview Sun 23-Jun-13 10:53:53


Whether she was difficult or not, it's a red herring anyway. If he wasn't happy in his marriage, he didn't have to prey on a schoolgirl.

Maybe it's his parents clutching at straws?

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Sun 23-Jun-13 10:56:09

I thought it was his sister who'd given an interview

thebody Sun 23-Jun-13 10:57:33

Disgusting apologists for a predatory paediphile.

Queen0fFeckingEverything Sun 23-Jun-13 10:57:45


The way his family have behaved is pretty icky tbh. If that was my son or brother I wouldn't be defending his actions.

Hissy Sun 23-Jun-13 10:58:45

I'd say that what this shows is that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

Perhaps that's where their name comes from in fact!

What a poisonous, evil, low class bunch!

Frenchvanilla Sun 23-Jun-13 10:59:08

His family sound awful. They're completely denying the heinous crime their son committed. Apparently it's all his ex wife's fault hmm

CheshireDing Sun 23-Jun-13 11:00:31

I think the Sister might have done too Love.

DM says The Family spoke to the Mail on Sunday at their home "Jeremy's Father said he went round to the old marital home to collect Jeremy's stuff and Emily's Father" "told them to leave". No shit. I would be surprised if his language was not more colourful than that!

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:02:35

Yes, of course, it's his wife's fault that he preys on 13 year-old girls. What is wrong with his family? He's obviously the golden child who can do no wrong, so they will look for anyone else to blame for his actions because otherwise they may have to start looking at themselves and wondering where they went wrong in their parenting.

McNewPants2013 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:02:41

Does any one think his family are in denial about the crime Jeremy has done.

Emily has done nothing wrong, if she was difficult to live with then Jeremy should of ended their relationship. Not abducted a 15 year old child who he was teaching.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:05:06

I doubt she was difficult to live with at all - that's probably what he told his family. She was just the woman he married to maintain a semblance of normality to the world, while in reality he had a thing for teenage girls, the sick fuck.

landofsoapandglory Sun 23-Jun-13 11:06:03

It does not say "Emily was difficult to live with!"

They should not have commented on what she was or wasn't like, if she supported him or not when he needed it, but FFS of you are going to quote an article, then get it right!

CheshireDing Sun 23-Jun-13 11:16:51

Land it says…

Julie said: ‘I’m not excusing his behaviour, and he has to accept blame, but there were other factors.
‘Emily was difficult for Jeremy to deal with. Jeremy is so giving and Emily enjoyed that as she needed constant reassurance'

Deal/live - shoot me down because I used the wrong word. The implication is still the same in his Families opinion!

deepfriedsage Sun 23-Jun-13 11:19:46

The problem in his marriage was him.

deepfriedsage Sun 23-Jun-13 11:21:11

Poor Emily, she is not the one in prison, she was probably abused by him too in the marriage and still suffering abuse now, poor woman.

TakingTimeOut Sun 23-Jun-13 11:22:19

Regardless of if she was difficult to live with or not (nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors), at the end of the day the man abused his position in his profession and a 15 year-old girl. No matter what his personal circumstances were - you can not justify that.

SauceForTheGander Sun 23-Jun-13 11:23:45

I guess it's their window of opportunity to make some cash and try and stop people calling their son a sex offender. Which he is. And anyone with a modicum of intelligence and values can see clearly that he's a sleazy, immature, manipulative sex offender masquerading as a teacher.

But blame the wife for not making him happy. And the school girl for luring him.


Purple2012 Sun 23-Jun-13 11:25:08

I find the father of the 15 year old tge hardest to fathom. He thanked forest for looking after his girl and would be proud to walj her down the aisle to marry him.

deepfriedsage Sun 23-Jun-13 11:25:52

His family must be perfect and very easy to live with, that's why they produced the type of sin they did.

PostmanPatAlwaysRingsTwice Sun 23-Jun-13 11:27:24

His dad says 'obviously running away with a pupil is not on' erm ok slight understatement.

They don't seem to see much wrong with what he did, then go on to put all the blame on Emily, the girl, the girl's parents, the school and the police. It's almost laughable.

deepfriedsage Sun 23-Jun-13 11:27:49

Really the child's father said that? No wonder his daughter was easy prey for a peado and her mum is having a hard time.

2rebecca Sun 23-Jun-13 11:32:19

He chose to marry this particular woman, and it sounds as though he likes having dependent women who see him as wiser and reassuring.
If the marriage wasn't working then they separate and divorce.
Most of us wouldn't be impressed if our husbands had sex with a 15 year old, especially one they had a duty of pastoral care for and used "my bad marriage boo hoo hoo" as an excuse.
The wife is the one least deserving of blame in this disfunctional melange.

landofsoapandglory Sun 23-Jun-13 11:32:34

Whatever, Cheshire. You have decided to quote a sentence in an article that wasn't there to start a thread.

I said that the family are wrong to comment on Emily, on what she is or isn't like. I feel very, very sorry for her and for her sake I wish that 'the girl', 'the girl's' family, and Forrest's family would just stop talking to the Press.

However, with all that in mind I still think you are wrong to 'quote' a sentence in an article that wasn't there!

Catlike Sun 23-Jun-13 11:33:44

His family are utterly vile. Excusing and minimising his behaviour, saying it's his wife's fault, saying it's the school's fault, saying it was all down to his kind and caring nature, that he "hadn't fully grown up" but that the girl is "very mature" FFS!

And now manipulating the girl themselves, to help their precious boy keep control of her.

What else is all of this encouragement of the 'relationship', the publication of her letter to them, the quotes to the press about wedding plans, about welcoming her into their family, saying "I don’t think he could have withstood it if she’d rejected him."?

Can't believe they are allowed to do this to her. It's absolutely sick.

carabos Sun 23-Jun-13 11:40:22

These people are in denial and the press are their enablers, along with the school and the girl's stepfather.

The facts are simple: Forrest abused a child. He is a sex offender. His wife played no part in it.

The revisionist stories in the media are very frightening - it is this sort of culture and environment that facilitates Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and the rest.

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