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Dr. V’s Ex: Her Suicide Was Inevitable

Gerri Jordan, a woman who dated the transgender suicide “Dr. V,” says the Grantland report (which appeared after Dr. V’s suicide) was mostly responsible for the timing of her suicide — but not the suicide itself. Presumably she means fear of the Grantland report, which was not published until after the con artist Vanderbilt killed herself. From the Arizona Republic:

She blames the reporting of the story for “90 percent” of the timing of Vanderbilt’s suicide — but not for the suicide itself. Vanderbilt had attempted to take her own life in 2007 and in 2008, Jordan said, and she lived believing that her friend might try again.

“I don’t hold any grudge, really, since she’s tried it before,” Jordan said as her eyes filled with tears that did not spill over. “So how can I say it’s all his [reporter Caleb Hannan’s] fault, when it’s not really all his fault?”

She paused for a long breath, “I mean, eventually she would have anyway. … It just so happened to be the timing with the article.”


about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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