A day before he allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree in a Santa Barbara college town, Elliot Rodger posted a disturbing and chilling video on YouTube in which he claimed his intention to “destroy” women.
Titled “Retribution,” the video showed a young man who identified himself as Rodger ranting for nearly seven minutes against women who ignored and rejected him, and said he was seeking revenge.
“For the last eight years of my life, ever since I hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires all because girls have never been attracted to me,” Rodger, the son of a Hollywood director who worked on “The Hunger Games” said in the video. “Girls gave their affection, and sex and love to other men but never to me.”
Stating he was “still a virgin” at 22 and had never kissed a female, Rodger described his existence as “torturous” and said he was been rotting “in loneliness.” He vowed to punish women over spurned affections.
“You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it,” he said.
Rodger then detailed his plan for “retribution,” the video showed.
“On the day of retribution I’m going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB. And I will slaughter every spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see inside there. All those girls I’ve desired so much, they would have all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them…while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes,” he said in the video, adding, “I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”
He later stated in the video: “If I can’t have you, girls, I will destroy you. You denied me a happy life, and in turn, I will deny all of you life… It’s only fair.”
The video has since been removed from YouTube.
On Friday night, Rodger allegedly went on a rampage in Isla Vista, the seaside college town near UC Santa Barbara, that left seven people — including himself — dead and 13 others injured, according to Santa Barbara County officials.
The rampage, which spanned 12 crime scenes in 10 different locations, included the use of one or more guns, sharp objects and a car, Sheriff Bill Brown said on Saturday.
Rodger died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
An investigation into the attacks was still underway on Sunday, and authorities have not yet officially released a motive.
Click here to read the full transcript of the YouTube video.