Molly Wei Is Innocent, Being Maligned: Lawyer

'Wonderful, caring, talented young woman' should not be used to further agenda
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 10:02 AM CDT
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This June 2010 photo provided by the Ridgewood Patch shows Tyler?Clementi, left, hugging a fellow student during his 2010 graduation from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ.   (AP Photo/Ridgewood Patch, Sam Fran Scavuzzo)

(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 webcam recordings, is being “maligned by unfounded attacks on her character,” say her lawyers in a statement. “This is a tragic situation,” it continues, but “Molly committed no crime."

"Her remarkable reputation is being unjustly tarnished by uninformed and incorrect assumptions. Neither Molly nor anyone else should be used to further the agenda of others." (Read more Molly Wei stories.)

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