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Ex-Rutgers Student Accepts Deal in Suicide Case

Molly Wei gets community service over Tyler Clementi death

(Newser) - Molly Wei admitted her role in the cyberbullying case that led fellow Rutgers student Tyler Clementi to kill himself and agreed to cooperate with authorities. She will likely avoid jail as a result, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Wei must complete 300 hours of community service, attend counseling on cyberbullying, and... More »

Rutgers Students Didn't See Any Sexual Contact

And what they did see was never broadcast, attorneys claim

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei are finally breaking their silence, through their lawyers, about what happened the night they allegedly spied on Tyler Clementi’s sexual encounter in his Rutgers dorm room. Despite their new reputation as bullies who broadcast the encounter to the Internet at large, attorneys claim... More »

Pair Tied to Tyler Clementi's Suicide Leave Rutgers

Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei cite safety concerns

(Newser) - The two Rutgers students accused of covertly taping Tyler Clementi's encounter with another man have withdrawn from the school. Their lawyers announced the move last night, with Molly Wei’s lawyer telling the New Jersey Star-Ledger that she wrote to the school and asked to "withdraw without prejudice" over... More »

Authorities Want Rutgers' Emails to Tyler Clementi

Plus, friends speak up for 'good, caring' Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei

(Newser) - Before committing suicide , Tyler Clementi appears to have told his story on a gay message board, and the posts indicate that he emailed his RA and two superiors to report his roommate’s spying. Now, prosecutors want to see those emails—or at least Rutgers University’s responses to those... More »

Molly Wei Is Innocent, Being Maligned: Lawyer

'Wonderful, caring, talented young woman' should not be used to further agenda

(Newser) - Molly Wei faces charges— perhaps even hate crime charges —for her alleged role in the webcasting of Tyler Clementi’s sexual encounters with another male, but her lawyers insist she’s innocent, the AP reports. Wei, from whose room Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi is accused of broadcasting his... More »

Tyler Clementi's Parents: Let This Be a Lesson in 'Human Dignity'

Parents of Rutgers freshman say support is 'deeply moving'

(Newser) - Tyler Clementi's parents say they hope his death will make a difference: "Regardless of legal outcomes, our hope is that our family's personal tragedy will serve as a call for compassion, empathy and human dignity," said Jane and Joe Clementi in a statement. They also said the outpouring... More »

Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei: The Kids Behind the Suicide

Hate crime charges are a possibility in Tyler Clementi suicide

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei were old pals who came to Rutgers University together—and classmates can’t fathom how the friends went from the socially tolerant halls of their New Jersey high school to a controversy in which they are accused of recording and broadcasting Tyler Clementi ’... More »

Body in Hudson ID'd as Rutgers Freshman

Tyler Clementi is the fourth gay teen suicide in a month

(Newser) - The body pulled from the Hudson River is indeed that of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi , reports ABC News , and the death has been ruled a suicide. Clementi is the teen who jumped to his death after his roommate allegedly posted a video online of him with another man. His is... More »

Family of Rutgers Suicide 'Heartbroken Beyond Words'

Classmates face prison time if convicted

(Newser) - Nothing gets easier in this awful story: The picture emerging of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who killed himself after someone posted a tape of him in a gay encounter, is that of a nice, quiet kid who was also a genuinely talented violinist. The family is "heartbroken beyond... More »

Frosh Killed Self After Sex Tape Posted Online

Rutgers classmates charged; allegedly spied with webcam

(Newser) - A Rutgers freshman reportedly leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate allegedly secretly taped him having sex and posted the video on Twitter. Tyler Clementi, 18, left his wallet on the bridge and jumped last Wednesday, sources tell the New York Daily News . At least... More »

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