Moments ago, we posted the first interview with bullied teen, Casey Heynes.  Well, it turns out that Casey’s bully also gave an interview to show his side of the story.

12-year-old Ritchard Gale sat down with Australian show “Today Tonight”, saying that with those 40-seconds of video, he has now turned into the bad guy when he shouldn’t be.  He says that what the camera failed to capture was Casey had provoked him. Ritchard says:

“He was like ‘go to class’ and calling me an idiot and stuff. And I didn’t like it. And he pushed me and stuff and ran down to the front of the office and that’s when I hit him,”

When asked what he’d like to say to Casey, the 12-year-old said he did not realise that Casey had been a victim of bullying.

“Sorry that I picked on him and I didn’t know that he’d been bullied his whole school life,”

But the question is…does that, among many other answers, sound genuine, or is this just a boy and family taking advantage of the media spotlight and trying to clear their name?  Check out the interview below, and let us know what you think!