Monette Moio has been identified as one of the women who Elliot Rodger obsessed over during his life.
Rodger is infamous after killing six in California and then getting killed by police.
Rodger is the son of Hollywood film director Peter Rodger.
He knew Moio, a model, from earlier in his life. He branded her an “evil [woman]” in his lengthy manifesto. He said that Moio “teased and ridiculed” him after they met at school, sparking his increasing rage against females.
Moio was named by the Daily Mail.
Her father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, is defending his daughter, saying it is ridiculous to suggest that she had a role in the mass murder.
“She was ten years old for God’s sake – she can barely remember the guy. He’s a sociopath. She hasn’t seen him since school,” he said.
“She’s devastated over the whole thing. It’s like she’s being implicated in this terrible tragedy for something she hasn’t done and can’t remember.”
He also dismissed Rodger’s claims.
“How is a ten-year-old girl going to bully a 12-year-old boy?” he asked. “Maybe the girls she hung around with did poke fun at him, but they were kids.”
“My daughter was not a bully, she’s one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. She probably rejected his aggressive advances. If you want to call that bullying then fine.”
An undated photo of murder suspect Elliot Rodger is seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, California May 24, 2014. (AFP)
A man photographs a flower-filled bullet hole in the windows of the IV Deli May 25, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Two men clean up blood soaked towels on the floor of IV Deli Mart, one of the locations of a drive-by shooting last night, in Isla Vista, California, a beach community next to the University of California Santa Barbara. Seven people, including the gunman, were killed and seven others wounded in the May 23 mass shooting, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Saturday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Students gather on the UC Santa Barbara campus for a candlelight vigil for those affected by the tragedy in Isla Vista on May 24, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. (Spencer Weiner/Getty Images)
A student weeps during a candlelight vigil on May 24, 2014 for those affected by a killing spree in Isla Vista, on the University of California Santa Barbara campus in Santa Barbara, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Photos of Glock 34 handguns, similar to the ones used by murder suspect Elliot Rodger are seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, California May 24, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
He also said that he and his daughter remembered Rodger as a “strange kid.”
“He was weird then and he’s weird now,’ he said. “He had a secret crush on her, but she was completely unaware of him. She had no idea… If you think about it, he could have killed her, he could have come after her.
“I was hands on at that school and I don’t remember him. She just remember that he was a strange kid, she knew he wasn’t a normal type person, but there are a lot of people like that at that age.”
He did add that he feels sorry for Rodger’s parents and the killer himself, because he wasn’t getting the proper psychological help.
“My heart goes out to the victims’ families. God bless them,” he added.
Moio wasn’t the only girl that Rodger named in his manifesto. He said that a number of girls treated him badly throughout his life, although he singled out Moio in particular for sparking his “intense fear of girls.”
Monette Moio. (Twitter)
Monette Moio. (Facebook)
A screenshot of Monette’s Instagram. She hasn’t posted any pictures on the service.
“The funny part of this is that I had a secret crush on Monette. She was the first girl I ever had a crush on, and I never admitted it to anyone,” he said.
“To be teased and ridiculed by the girl I had a crush on wounded me deeply. The world that I grew up thinking was bright and blissful was all over. I was living in a depraved world, and I didn’t want to accept it. I didn’t want to give any thought to it. That is why I immersed myself entirely into my online games like World of Warcraft. I felt safe there.”
He also said that another girl who goes to the same college had a boyfriend already, which angered him. “The girl should have been mine, and if I can’t have her, no one should!” he said.