Joran Van der Sloot continued his unedited interview with Greta Van Susteren Thursday night, Joran Van der Sloot, Part Deax. Whether this was his decision or a collaborated effort by Team Joran to paint him in a better light; one thing is for certain … its never a good idea to sit down and do a deposition style interview when the host is an attorney.
Greta Van Susteren does a brilliant interview. Her technique should be watched by many a host. What is it? She allows the person being interviewed to talk and talk and talk. Last night there were a couple of occasions where Joran’s initial quick answer turned into a rambling train wreck. Lawyers always tell their clients when doing a deposition to give quick, short answers and do not provide any more information than one has to.
VAN DER SLOOT: Well, there is a discrepancy there, and I did at one point say that Deepak took me home. But that was at the more point from (INAUDIBLE) we’d always said when we were at our house talking that we’d keep Ã¢â‚¬” that we’d keep Satish’s little brother out it as much as possible when we’d actually made up the story to say that we dropped her off at the Holiday Inn.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why did you want to keep Satish out of it?
VAN DER SLOOT: I didn’t want to. That’s what Deepak wanted. He said, yes, you know, whatever, you keep Ã¢â‚¬” you know, We’ll keep my little brother out of it, and that Ã¢â‚¬” yes. That’s what we agreed on.
Keep Satish out of what exactly?
VAN DER SLOOT: Oh, he called me and Ã¢â‚¬” and Ã¢â‚¬” he called me from his work and he’s, like, Where are you? And I said, I’m at the Radisson with some friends, because I was there with some friends, playing poker. And he said, OK, I’m coming to you. And so then, yes, he came there.
VAN SUSTEREN: Had you ever hung out with him two nights in a row before?
VAN DER SLOOT: Two nights in a row? Never, really, because he works a lot and Ã¢â‚¬” yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: So this was Ã¢â‚¬” so when he called you the second night, on the night of the 30th, to meet you at the Radisson, that was something different, the two nights in a row where you guys were together.
VAN DER SLOOT: Yes, everything was. Yes. Actually, no one Ã¢â‚¬” no one knew anything. Everyone Ã¢â‚¬” everything Ã¢â‚¬” everyone just acted normal. I mean, it was just, you know, I went to school the next day. I just went to school, I took Ã¢â‚¬” I took an exam that day and I did well on the exam. I went the next day, and everything was just normal. Just nothing was out of the ordinary.
The first time Joran Van der Sloot learns of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance:
VAN SUSTEREN: OK. So your father Ã¢â‚¬” so what did your father say in the phone call?
VAN DER SLOOT: In the phone call? Yes, he called me and he said, There’s people here in front of the house looking for their daughter.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you know who they meant, who the daughter was, at that point?
VAN DER SLOOT: At the point, when I got that phone call, I was, like, you know, (DELETED) what if it’s that girl from last night, you know, the girl from the beach? That was my first reaction.
Then comes the rambling comment where Greta sat back and let Joran go:
And you’re like, you know, what, you know what are you doing? Because it was Ã¢â‚¬” it was a normal Ã¢â‚¬” it was a normal thing for us to do, you know, go to our friends, go to the beach, talk to American tourists, you know, then go out with them and have a good time and, you know, nothing Ã¢â‚¬” nothing ever bad has ever happened. I mean it’s happened probably 20, 20 times nothing has ever gone wrong.