A secret email sent from ex-Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman to his wife before she was murdered tells a tale of a dysfunctional family where lies and fear were commonplace, and RadarOnline.com has obtained the document.
The email is particularly relevant because Bruce slams his father, yet it was his parents who obtained temporary custody of the couple’s children – with Bruce’s support — when Bruce was still in Mexico.
The email was sent on March 4, 2010—one month before Monica Beresford-Redman was found dead in a sewer in Cancun, Mexico. In the email, Bruce states “it was just easier to lie than it was to face my father’s temper.”
Monica’s sister, Carla Burgos, included the email in a declaration filed with the court on May 17 in her battle to gain custody of Bruce and Monica’s children—3 year-old Alec and 5-year-old Camila. Carla believes it’s proof that Bruce’s parents — David and Juanita — should not keep custody. One of the reasons: David’s alleged temper.
In the email, Bruce writes “I see my mother and father influencing men and my choices and actions” and says “I never wanted to turn into my father.”
He continues, “My mother was afraid of my father and lied to him about silly things. My mother bought me a bike, it was a beautiful Schwinn dirt bike, and she was afraid that my father would be angry she had bought it for me, so we had to pretend it was from my grandmother.”
He admits “I took the wrong lesson from this and the other instances where it was just easier to lie than it was to face my father’s temper.”
Bruce and Monica’s marriage was on the rocks at the time of this email and their trip to Mexico was intended to rekindle their romance. Bruce admitted to having an affair with a co-worker in a series of emails first published on RadarOnline.com April 22.
But in this new email, Bruce explains himself to his wife writing “much of my being miserable to be around and unhappy probably comes from my not ever feeling like I could relax, that there was something, big or small that I might get caught over.
“I do not think that you are a suspicious person by nature, and I am so very sorry for making you into someone who always needed to check up and follow up and dig deeper. I resented it and lied to cover and it was the wrong thing to do.”