For the latest post in our series based on the information acquired via a FOIA request filed by Jeanette Runyon, we take a look into the nature of Kaitlyn Hunt’s relationship with her victim. It seems that the victim tried to break off the relationship, but Kaitlyn wasn’t willing to do that. I will be quoting two sources; Detective Shepherd’s report, and the text messages exchanged between Kelly Hunt Smith, and her daughter’s victim. Please note that since the victim is a minor, I will minimize the input from her part of the conversation to protect her from undo scrutiny, as well as from retaliation from the Hunts, or their supporters.
In essence, from two sources, we find that the victim tried to break off the relationship at some time prior to January 9, 2013, and Kaitlyn Hunt threatened to openly disclose that the victim was a lesbian. Note that this come over one month before the arrest of Kaitlyn Hunt. First, here is a screen capture from Detective Shepherd regarding a talk he had with the Captain of the Basketball team…
As you can see, the victim (indicated by her initials, C.S.) was reported as trying to break off the relationship.
Kiandrea told me that C.S. told her she attempted at one point to break it off with Kaitlyn. However, Kaitlyn would not let her. Kaitlyn threatened to tell people about her sexual orientation.
Now, here are a serious screencaptures of the January 9, 2013 conversation between Kelley Hunt Smith, and the victim of her daughter…
What do U mean? Uve tried to break it off with her, and she wouldn’t let u? Kelley Hunt Smith
She threatened to put all the stuff we had out. So. Like I’m not with all that. The victim of Kaitlyn Hunt
In this interaction, Kelley Hunt Smith does provide the victim with more information about her daughter…
Sweetie I hate to tell u this, but Kate has some issues, especially with lying.
Kate knows I have my concerns with it. You are very young. I don’t know if your parents and an family knew about this or approved, which obviously they don’t.
I think what we are starting to see is that a young and vulnerable teen was taken in by an adult that has, “some issues, especially with lying.” When the younger teen tried to break off the relationship, the adult threatened to make known that the young girl was a lesbian.
And what else did Kelley Hunt Smith think of the relationship between Kaitlyn and the victim?
Ur both young and at your age can’t understand what love is.
“Keep the f*ck quiet.”
“if my mom finds out we’re talking, I’m blaming it on you.”
“F*ck you…You’re stupid…you want me to go to jail…you’re such a messed up person…you snitched on me.
Kaitlyn Hunt, to her victim.
Does this not run completely counter the the assertion of #FreeKate supporters, like Rachael Carson Zerbe, who claimed that this was nothing more than a “loving relationship” between “peers?” Does “love” mean threatening to “out” someone if they leave a relationship? Does it mean sending verbally abusive texts? Or, was this an exploitative relationship, based on lies and threats? I think the evidence, and the reaction Kelley Hunt Smith, would suggest that.
But there is more…
Not to mention that your both very young to label yourselves sexually. U may grow up to date guys, get married, and have kids. If u truly feel that you bi or a lesbian those are thoughts and feelings u should share with your parents.
Does this sound like a parent that was ready to go to war over this being “anti-gay bias?” It seems that she believes that they are not set in their sexuality.
But was the victim a lesbian at all?
But, what I’ve tried to teach her is that lying always leads to something bad. Kelley Hunt Smith
smh & this is. I’m so sorry I don’t like girls. I guess I got wrapped up in Kate & what she would say. Aha. Wow. yeah. Victim of Kaitlyn Hunt
Once again, I think that we are seeing a very young girl who fell victim to manipulation at the hands of an adult. She indicated in the above comment, as well as in another (unpublished one), that she isn’t a lesbian. However, we see that Kaitlyn hunt was able to manipulate her into at least acting like one.
And, But, what I’ve tried to teach her is that lying always leads to something bad. could be an epitaph for this entire case.
For me, this interaction very strongly suggests that Kaitlyn Hunt was engaged in a verbally abusive and manipulative relationship with a young teen. The young teen was confused and easily manipulated by the older, more savvy adult, who in the words of her own mother, had problems with lying.
It also raises the question of what happened to the Kelley Hunt Smith, who in this entire interaction, was rather nurturing to the young victim? Why did she go from being supportive and kind to this?
James and Laurie Smith wouldn’t give up. They were out to destroy my daughter, they feel like my daughter “made” their daughter gay. They are bigoted, religious [zealots] that see being gay as a sin and wrong, and they blame my daughter. Of course I see it 100% different. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality, all teens do it in one form or another. They are teens, its healthy and normal. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares, she is still their daughter. (Emphasis added)
And why does Kelley Hunt Smith talk about the victim being “gay” when the victim herself told her that she was not? Why did Kelley Hunt Smith go from indicating that they were too young to label themselves sexually, to stating that the young victim was gay?
The questions are starting to get a bit numerous, aren’t they?
In a sense, this post does leave us with a number of unanswered questions. However, it does show us that the relationship between Kaitlyn Hunt and her victim was abusive and controlling, and when the victim tried to leave, Kaitlyn Hunt threatened to “tell people” about her “sexual orientation.” And, if homosexual behavior is, in the words of Kelley Hunt Smith, “healthy and normal,” why did her daughter threaten her young victim with exposing that very “healthy and normal” behavior? Why the inconsistency? Or was it just a case of an adult using power and control to manipulate a young teen into staying in a relationship? You can be the judge of that.
While we know more, I have a hunch that this is only the tip of the iceberg. But, unless other legal developments come about, we will likely not know. What we are left with is a traumatized victim and family, whose only desire was to protect their young daughter from an adult that wouldn’t let go.
For now, this is the last post regarding the information obtained in the FOIA request filed by Jeanette Runyon. As always, should something newsworthy, such as more harassment, arrests, bullying, “pretend IRL stalking,” new evidence emerges, or legal developments occur, we will revisit the case. In other words, this story is alive as the Hunts and their supporters make it.
Also, I will make the same offer that the website Support Honesty makes. If there is any kind of actual documentation that proves anything in these last three posts incorrect, I will happily post it to correct the public record. However, “documentation” means actual documentation, not, “because I said so.”
As always, we need to thank Jeanette Runyon, who has born the brunt of much abuse at the hands of #FreeKate supporters. From openly plotting to get her banned from Twitter via false spam reports, to one even pretending to stalk her IRL, Jeanette came through under pressure. Also, we need to thank Robert Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain, whose extensive Twitter readership, his blog, Viral Read, and an American Spectator post all supported the release of this information. We also need to acknowledge the Smith family, that dug in and stayed the course for the sake of their daughter. There are a host of other bloggers and individuals to thank and acknowledge, and I will do that in a future post.