Tyler Clementi

Tyler Clementi

Parents to Sue Rutgers Over Son’s Suicide

One college student’s suicide has brought his parents to sue his school. On Friday, the parents of Tyler Clementi notified Rutgers University that they intend to sue the school over their son’s September suicide.

Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after a webcam video of him being intimate with another man was allegedly broadcasted on the Internet.

Joseph and Jane Clementi’s attorney, Stephen DeFeo, said the university did not protect the college freshman from “unlawful or otherwise improper acts perpetrated against (him.)”

DeFeo filed the notice stating “It appears Rutgers University failed to act, failed to put in place and/or failed to implement, and enforce policies and practices that would have prevented or deterred such acts, and that Rutgers failed to act timely and appropriately.”

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Rutgers Student Posts Suicide Video Note on Facebook

Tyler Clementi Facebook Photo

Tyler Clementi Facebook Photo

Suicide notes are common in society these days, but the adaptation of social media has taken a morbid turn. Eighteen-year-old Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi took to the popular website Facebook to post a goodbye suicide-note-like video message on his personal account page.

Clementi, according to local law enforcement, sadly committed suicide last week after jumping off the George Washington Bridge. It is believed his suicide was a result of Clementi’s roommate streaming a video on the internet of Clementi engaging in a homosexual activity that his roommate secretly taped. The video was posted on September 19, 2010 and Rutger’s students Molly Wei and his roommate, Dharun Ravi, have been each charged with invasion of privacy. Read the rest of this entry »





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