I actually feel his reason for trying to get out of it was because he is likely a very private and somewhat empathetic person. I am too so I could understand why he didn't want to be involved. HOWEVER, there are some things too important to ignore in the name of privacy and introverted type personalities. I once had to stand up for what was right to protect someone else and had to face uncomfortablility as my privacy was intruded upon. I also am very empathetic but I could not let that get in the way of doing what needed to be done. This man needs to understand/remember that the whole reason he is likely alive and not in jail himself is because he recorded it and Blacks went to bat for him. This ugly woman did not hesitate at all to use his race to get him in trouble with the law. She needs to be fully prosecuted to set the precedent and he cannot hide in a hole. He needs to see it through.