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June 15, 2005

Julie Renfro, Editor of Aruba Today, on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor

Posted in: Natalee Holloway


We wish to do everything humanly possible to help find Natalee Holloway and have her return safe. However, some stories that are out there are not worthy of being reported. We need constructive reporting on this matter from everyone, so that Natalee can be found and the Holloway family can have peace of mind. We will be tough but fair on all sides to help this situation for the Holloway/Twitty family come to a resolution.

We have just go off the phone with Julie Renfro, Aruba Today, to confirm the following information. (Red)

Got this in the email just a minute ago from Texas Rick, great stuff. It looks like Fox is going to have to retract the comments made by Geraldo Rivera during the show. Wow. Why is it that Geraldo always self destructs.

Dear Tom,

I’ve been corresponding with Julia Renfro, Editor-in-Chief of Aruba Today.

(I’m sure you’ve seen her on the various news programs.)

I asked her about Geraldo’s jaw-dropping quote last night, citing an ‘impeccable’ source who told him that the Aruba’s Police commissioner was ‘best friends’ with Joran van der Sloot’s father. I asked her about Geraldo’s claim that a sex tape exists of Joran’s participating in a ‘gang bang’ (Geraldo’s phrase) with a 14-year old. And I asked her about the claims of “classism” and preferential treatment for Joran and his friends.

Her reply is below, and she is OK with you both publishing it on your respective websites… You may publish her email address as well:




And here is Julia’s original letter to Rick from Texas:

Hi Rick,

I just spoke to Fox and all I was reassured that O’Reilly ‘retracted’ (the actual word went over my head) all of the statements made by Geraldo.

I was on with O’Reilly last night when he suggested that our Prime Minister was an idiot, but do you really think that the President of the United States gets involved in Police Cases? NO! Actually it would be illegal for a politician to get involved or be abreast of any details of Police investigation – same as in the US. Duh, I honestly don’t think O’Reilly is an idiot – he is obviously acting like one to get ratings.

Once again, I don’t know what happened to Natalee, and I’m not sure that anyone does! If van der Sloot or the others had any involvement in her death or disappearance they will be punished and justice will be served.

There is in no way what so ever that Arubans think that there is a cover up or that v/d Sloot’s father has any pull. It is to the contrary!

He is a civil servant and lives in a middle class neighborhood and drives a Honda? There is a great amount of wealth on this island and the v/d Sloots are not part of it. Taxi drivers probably make more than the judge!

As for Dutch influence. No way! An Aruban would never stick the neck of an entire nation for anyone – much less a Dutch national. The suggestion is ridiculous. Arubans are extremely honest by nature – all of this hype is made up by the international press trying to get ratings. Nothing more, nothing less.

I am sure there is no DVD otherwise v/d Sloot would have been hung out to dry with the local press as well.

Julia Renfro


Aruba Today

This situation is tough enough and family and loved ones without this to occur. There seems to have been enough investigative problems in this matter without going into this.

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