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Warning: This post contains spoilers for the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones director Dan Sackheim has officially shut down rumors that the Pink Letter was written by someone other than Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). During a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on Thursday, Sackheim confirmed that — despite fan speculation to the contrary — the Warden of the North was indeed the author of the sadistic note delivered to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) in the fourth episode of the HBO drama’s sixth season.

“My understanding of the theory is that the letter was not written by Ramsay, correct?,” he wrote. “I went on record with Tech Insider that it was written by Ramsay. No idea why this theory has gained traction.”

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For reference, here’s what Sackheim recently told Tech Insider: “This I can tell you without any concern [of spoilers]. That letter was written by Ramsay.”

While that does seem like a definitive answer from the director, those associated with Thrones have been known to skirt the truth. We’re looking at you, Kit Harington.

“The Door,” the fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.

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