You cool it with the self serving lies, I'll stop the flogging. Deal?
I truly did not know that the guy was that vile. Now I know, and I do regret referencing him as fodder for superficial jokes.
I realize that you think that I did know. Being told something and finding out for oneself are two different things. I now better appreciate your position that this vileness is purposefully cultivated. While I feel that I did so marginally and unwittingly, I can also see your point that some of my attempts at humor might have lent a veneer of rehabilitative normalcy to him (or them, if you prefer.)
I have nothing more to say on this topic.