Tyler Clementi Suicide-Molly Wei & Dharun Ravi Involved? – Tyler Clementi, 18, a student who was secretly filmed by his dorm roommate having a sexual encounter with another man jumped to his death off of the George Washington Bridge after he learned that the roommate had broadcasted the streaming video live on the internet.
The incident took place at Rutgers University, and campus police are investigating the death.
The two individuals who were involved in the taping, Dharun Ravi, and Molly Wei, who are both 18 years old, have been brought in on charges of invasion of privacy.
They each received two counts of invasion of privacy for the incident that prompted the suicide, and also received two more charges of invasion of privacy for a previous incident where they taped a sexual encounter without consent, but did not release the information online.
“Roommate asked for room again. It’s happening again. People with iChat don’t you dare video chat me from 930 to 12,” Ravi said on his twitter account, inviting his friends over the service to watch the live stream of his roommate.
The college quickly reacted by saying that they took the accusations very seriously and that the behavior demonstrated by both students will not be tolerated. The incident is a shocking one. The family of the deceased released a statement shortly after the incident saying that they were shocked. The family has agreed to cooperate fully with officials against Ravi and Wei.