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Clementi’s roommate indicted for invasion of privacy

Rutgers University suicide case puts focus on bullying


 

The college roommate of the Rutgers University student who committed suicide after being filmed having a sexual encounter with another man, has been indicted on invasion of privacy charges. Dharun Ravi is alleged to have left a video camera in his dorm room and subsequently viewing, and streaming online, his roommate Tyler Clementi engaged in sexual activity. Ravi is also accused of tampering with evidence. Prosecutors claim he altered a Twitter message that advertised to others that another encounter between Clementi and the same man would be videotaped. Shortly after the incident Clementi took his own life by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge. His body was discovered in the Hudson River on Sept 30 of last year. In November, federal legislators introduced an anti-bullying bill titled the “Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act,” in remembrance of the 18 year old freshman.


 
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