The news is hush hush where Joran van der Sloot is concerned these days, and the news that surrounds the disappearance of Natalee Holloway remains even quieter. Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) reports that a Dutch film director, Paul Ruven, is making a film about Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway. RNW reports Ruven as saying that we still don’t know what happened to Natalee Holloway because “all the parties concerned are putting their own interests first.” No surprise here. Isn’t this what typically happens when a crime occurs?
According to RNW, the film brings up lots of unanswered questions, such as why have we not yet found Natalee Holloway’s body, and why has Joran van der Sloot not been convicted of any crime. People Magazine answers this question in one of their articles when they say that the police failed to hold the evidence to “detain him further or bring him to trial.” Still, RNW asks about any crime, and surely with all of Joran van der Sloot’s lying, he could be proven guilty of some crime. This isn’t the biggest trouble with this future movie about Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway, though.
The film seems to outline Joran van der Sloot truthfully, as he’s played himself out in the media. According to RNW, the film depicts Joran van der Sloot as “a rich white youth with influential parents, who flouts the law.” Okay, so we can agree with this depiction, right? How about Natalee Holloway, though? RNW says that the movie discounts the idea that Natalee Holloway was “some kind of holy virgin, an innocent girl.” RNW reports Ruven as saying, “The truth is that Natalee had a nose full of cocaine that night, was blind drunk and had been chasing blokes for days.”
The fact that Joran van der Sloot took a body shot from Natalee Holloway, as reported by Fox News, fails to help dispel the idea of innocence. So, what does this mean for the families of Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway? According to RNW, both families want some facts ignored in this case, and rightfully so. Regardless of a person’s reputation, though, nobody has the right to harm another person. Joran van der Sloot’s family will have little to argue in the point of Ruven’s portrayal of Joran van der Sloot because he seems to have proven his reputation over time.
What about Natalee Holloway’s family, though? Natalee Holloway certainly did not get the chance to prove/disprove her reputation, so is such a portrayal fair to Natalee Holloway? To her family? Will Natalee Holloway’s family just sit back and let such a portrayal of Natalee occur? Will Natalee’s family sue?