I know you don’t like me, and you have every right not to like me. I have abused my power, but now I’m here on your turf. What I need to say.. What I need to say is, I saw what your mother was doing. I saw how neglected you were; I saw her drive your father off. And I spent a lot of time beating myself up about that. But what does that do for you? Nothing. Nothing. I wasn’t your advocate. I didn’t fight for you. I never stood up for you. I let myself off the hook. I told myself I was young and didn’t know any better. But I did know better; I wasn’t much younger than you are now. I should have fought for you, Meredith, like you fought for that child today. I told myself that I wasn’t your father, that it wasn’t my responsibility, that I was right not to butt in. I let myself off the hook. You were helpless. You were a baby. A beautiful, smart, funny little girl, and no one stood up for you. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.
— Richard Webber, (No Good At Saying Sorry (One More Chance) 5x21)