I’m demanding public apology for horrible lie

DEAR HARRIETTE: I went years without speaking to someone who told a cruel lie about me.

Harriette Cole

That lie affected my friendships and even my family. It was so bad and so hurtful that part of me never recovered.

It was hard to believe that someone I cared a lot about would intentionally lie about me to a host of other people. They recently reached out to me to apologize privately for the lie that they told.

The disrespect was public, so I think the apology should be public, too.

In order for me to move forward, I want a detailed public retraction of the lie. Is this a reasonable request?

Public Apology

DEAR PUBLIC APOLOGY: Start by meeting with this person and listening to what they have to say.

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