Joey Lauren

Joey defends Erica.

on Jun 7, 2013

Welcome back to my blog! I’d like to start off by saying I’m so glad Ashlee had the chance to publically apologize to the town of Freeport in Newsday and on FOX News. This was a great PR opportunity for her to publicly acknowledge how hurtful her comments were to the residents of my town.

This was a hard episode for me to watch. I truly feel for Casey, and the hurt she has carried all of these years is so sad. I know what it feels like to be cheated on, but the huge difference is that Casey has deep-rooted issues that I am trying to understand. I wish she could find a way to understand that a 17-year-old horny boyfriend would have cheated either way, whether it was with Erica or not. He is the douche, not Erica. He was the one who owed it to her to be faithful -- he was the one in the committed relationship. There would have always been another “hot Long Island girl” to tempt him.

I’m glad that I was able to talk to Erica after all these years and get that same issue off my chest. Erica has a huge heart and is working on herself everyday. I get to see that firsthand and sometimes we have to laugh, cry, and work through our mistakes to move forward.  Erica is doing that, and I’m going to give her room to grow.