I used to have a friend who I would fairly regularly see - usually for lunch.
A few details about this individual:
- Very quiet and shy
- Is a high-functioning autistic individual
- Socially awkward
We fell out of touch a few years ago when he (very suddenly) lost his job and moved away, however he quite recently moved back and has started to try to restore the friendship, which I was originally receptive to.
However, I've since stumbled across an article on the website of one of my local news outlets, dated around the time he lost his job, indicating he had been convicted of a crime. The judge showed leniency because of his autism and he wasn't put in jail (it was deemed that he would be at risk from the other inmates). I won't go into details of the crime, but suffice to say I find his particular crime abhorrent, and as such no longer wish to be associated with him.
I ignored his previous communication (sent in a setting where it could be feigned as unnoticed) - but would like a way to firmly cut ties with him the next time he reaches out without being insulting. How can I do this?