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“I feel like people expect me to be like—well, you should hate him and you should never speak to him again,” Butler continued. The truth is I don’t. It’s like, I can’t and I will not. I can’t turn my back on him. Because he was always there when I needed him.”

Though many months have passed since Butler filmed her confessional, she told CelebHomes News, “I still stand very firm on what I said.”

“Do I condone any of the allegations?” “Do I condone any of the allegations?” she answered. “Absolutely not. “Absolutely not. But, at the end the day I knew Jerry from season one… His presence was there for me when I was down or going through something. He also made me smile whenever I had to.

Butler acknowledged that people might be upset with her response but hopes they can “understand” that she didn’t see that side of him.