Mystery Man at Tyler Clementi Trial: I Saw the Webcam

'MB' says he, Clementi were having sex when Dharun Ravi allegedly spied
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2012 12:32 PM CST
Mystery Man at Tyler Clementi Trial: I Saw the Webcam
Dharun Ravi listens to witness testimony during his trial in the courtroom of Judge Glenn Berman at Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, NJ, March 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Home News Tribune, Mark R. Sullivan, Pool)

The man Tyler Clementi was having sex with when his roommate allegedly spied on him says he noticed that a webcam was trained on them during the act, USA Today reports. "While we were intimate on the bed, I glanced over my shoulder and noticed the webcam facing toward the bed, which I thought was kind of strange," the man, who was identified only as "MB," testified today. "Being in a compromising position and seeing a camera lens just kind of stuck out."

MB spoke as a prosecution witness in the trial of Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi. It was MB's first public statement, and the judge ordered that no pictures be taken of him, the Star-Ledger reports. MB testified that after that encounter, he would catch people in Clementi's dorm staring at him or laughing, saying, "It seemed kind of unsettling." Ravi's lawyers have argued that MB looked out of place in the dormitory—some students used the word "shady"—and say Ravi was using the camera because he didn't trust MB around his computer. Click for background on the Clementi case. (More Tyler Clementi stories.)

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