First of all, blaming me takes all of the emphasis off the actual rumors. Instead of anyone looking into those, they're all busy looking at me. Fine, deflect away. I'm here for you.
Second, going after family is safe. They know I will never do anything to them. With a stranger, you can't be so sure. They don't want to go after Penny because she might take it to a whole new level. Easier to befriend her, right? I wouldn't be looking to make BFFs with someone who was talking to my ex-boyfriend and threatening to expose rumors about me, but that's just me.
And third, family will always forgive you, and they know it. Family will always be there. To save themselves, they feel like they have to throw me under the bus. I don't like it but I can't do anything about it. They are going to believe what they want to believe. Their beliefs make no sense to me -- they don't believe Penny one minute and the next they do. Pick one! They already confronted Penny at the Youthful 8 Milania Collection launch party and she told them I had nothing to do with it. But it wasn't enough for them. They had to keep going after her. Why? And when they did, suddenly Penny changed her mind that I had something to do with it. Why would she suddenly do that? Why didn't she say that when I was right in front of her?
But it's how they've chosen to deal with this and I can't seem to stop them. I've done everything I could possibly do, and now I'm done. Done.