The buzz last night and this morning is the comments made last night by Joe Scarborough on Scarborough Country. (Read complete transcripts).
Now, friend, let me tell you, I’m going to give you some information right now. It’s information that you’re not hearing on TV. It’s information that you haven’t heard certainly in the court system. Inside sources in this investigation tell me and have told meÃ¢â‚¬”and I found out earlier today that there are reports from people who are inside the bar that, actually, Natalee Holloway was approached twice by Joran van der Sloot.
Twice, he made passes toward her. Twice, she rebuffed him. The second time, she pushed him away. And a friend of hers from Birmingham from the school hit him with a closedÃ¢â‚¬”or, I’m sorryÃ¢â‚¬”Joran hit Natalee Holloway with a closed fist. Then this friend tried to walk in between the two and tried to stop him from aggressively going after her and suggested that he take it outside. If he wanted to fight somebody, he should fight somebody his own size.
It’s going to be very interesting to see if that information comes out tomorrow in the court hearing, whether we find out, again, two timesÃ¢â‚¬”and I’ll tell you what. This information, when I learned it today from somebody very close to the case, this information certainly changes what we’ve heard, which, early on, we heard, of course, that Natalee just jumped in the car and drove away.
Obviously, Joran van der Sloot, according to these sources, aggressively went after her twice. She tried to rebuff him two times. The second time, he struck her. We’ll see whether that information comes out tomorrow.
It is hard to imagine that such information is only coming out now into the investigation. Why wouldn’t any of the MB teens have commented on this earlier? Would seem to be an awfully different story than what has been previously discussed. Developing …
UPDATE: Here is some more on the “Did Joran punch Natalee“? from Hyscience. And a really difficult image of Beth and the grief she must be going through. All those that wanted an apology may want to see what despair of losing one’s daughter looks like.