Brooke Hogan Blogs About Nick Hogan’s Impending Jail Release; Asks For Public To Be Kind
First Published: October 20, 2008 3:40 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Nick Hogan is being released from jail tomorrow, according to his sister Brooke.
Brooke, the star of VH1 reality show “Brooke Knows Best,” announced the news in a post on her MySpace Celebrity blog.
“As you all know, my [brother’s getting] out tomorrow… I cant (sic) even tell you, as a sister, how exciting this is for me,” Brooke blogged. “Nick and I are like best friends…and [I] cant believe how long [I’ve] gone without him.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Nick Hogan (real name Nick Bollea), was sentenced to eight months in jail in May after pleading no contents to felony reckless driving. Nick was out in his yellow Toyota in August 2007, with his friend, John Graziano, when he crashed the vehicle.
John Graziano is now in a minimal conscious state, one step above vegetative state, the 23 year-old’s family told local media ABC Action News earlier this month.
While it’s been widely reported that Nick faced a tough time during his first month in jail when — because of his minor status (he was 17) — he was isolated in solitary confinement for all but one hour of his day, Brooke noted it has been hard for her too. Brooke claimed that since the accident and jailing of her brother, people have expressed their displeasure with her brother and her family to her face and online.
“Some people wish terrible terrible things on us and say the the (sic) most nasty comments that I can’t even repeat on here,” she wrote. “It really hurts. I understand people have their own opinion, but most of the people that come up to us don’t know the whole story, or how much we really really love John.
“[It’s] really sad, because [we’re] not bad people,” Brooke continued. “[We’re] just going through a really hard time, and so is John’s family. I feel sorry for the people who are misinformed because all they have to go off of is the media… I didn’t come on here to vent, and I know this still wont change [people’s] opinion or what they think about my family. But I know that you never really know, until you actually walk in [someone’s] shoes. And that goes in all directions. All I ask, is instead of making this harder, and putting evil things out there, you pray for John and for us, and leave words of inspiration.”
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