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Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

Dharun Ravi, 18-years-old of Plainsboro, New Jersey and his friend Molly Wei, 18-years-old of Princeton, New Jersey, two students of Rutgers University, have been charged in the suicide case of Tyler Clementi. Tyler Clementi, 18-years-old, committed suicide on 23rd September, 2010 by jumping off the George Washington bridge. Tyler’s car was found nearby with his cell phone and computer in it. The reason behind this suicide is streamed video of a classmate’s gay sexual encounter which is put on the Internet.

Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Dharun and Molly are facing two counts, one of invasion of privacy, by placing a video camera in the deceased’s room, and second for transmitting live images of the sexual activity done by Tyler. Dharun and Molly would be facing five years of imprisonment, if they are convicted of these charges. The sexual tape of Tyler was displayed on the Internet via Twitter account Dharun Ravi. Dharun Ravi told about their roommate’s sex. In his tweets, his partner had requested privacy for the evening and Dharun Ravi secretly created a camera in the room, and when he left Clementi alone in the room, he walked into the room Molly Wei and watched what was happening in his room.

Through a statement issued by a lawyer, his family confirmed Clementi had committed suicide. “Tyler was a fine young man and a distinguished musician. The family is heartbroken beyond words. They respectfully request that they be given time to grieve their great loss and that their privacy at this painful time be respected by all,” the Clementi family said. “The family and their representatives are cooperating fully with the ongoing criminal investigations of two Rutgers University students,” the statement said.

Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Two students were alleged with criminal’s fourth-degree crimes, which are applicable to the collection and / or viewing images depicting nudity or sexual content of a person without that person’s consent. If the images are transmitted or distributed, it becomes a third degree crime. Both Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei surrendered to police Rutgers University. On 27 September, 2010 Wei was released on bail and on 28th September, 2010 Ravi was released on bail of $ 25 000.

On 19th September, 2010 the first incident happened when Ravi set up a web cam in the room to capture Clementi and his partner after Clementi asked to have the room alone for a few hours, according to investigators. “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay,” Ravi said on his Twitter page in a September 19 entry posted at 6:17 p.m., according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, said in a statement Wednesday that his group considers Clementi’s death a hate crime. Goldstein said, “We are sickened that anyone in our society, such as the students allegedly responsible for making the surreptitious video, might consider destroying others’ lives as a sport”.


13 comments

  1. Dave says:

    Look who’s got no privacy now?

  2. Johnsson says:

    I wish they would get life in jail.
    Being gay is considered by religion and a large part of society a shame. Which it is NOT!
    However he must of been terrified to face his parents thinking “what if they were told?”
    These kids diserve nothing less than life sentence minimum should be 10 years without chance of parole!

  3. Texas says:

    Wheres the movie for download? Lets make some money on it!

  4. Willie Cd College says:

    that gayboi was sick for sure

  5. Jose says:

    my uncle is sheriff and pulled hom fron tha water, his as was the size of a cantalope

  6. Tad Nathaniel says:

    Dear Molly and Dharun:

    I just wanted to pass on something a friend of mine has to deal with.

    He did something similar to what you did, and his victim ended up taking his own life, too.

    Today, my friend is genuinely remorseful and wishes more than anything that he could take back what he had done.

    He says that, on top of feeling miserable everyday, he is constantly plagued with death threats from anonymous persons.

    He can’t even sit still in a restaurant, incessantly looking over his shoulder, fearing someone is observing him.

    To think that he actually did jail time and paid his debt to society, still to this day, his suffering is more than you can imagine.

    Molly and Dhuran, I wish you all the luck you can get. You’re gonna need every bit to it in your long lives ahead.

    May God forgive you both.

  7. ML says:

    Good to see they are being shown up publicly for the prats they are. They deserve long harsh sentences for such cruelty and this hopefully will follow them the rest of their lives as it will Tylers family. Rutgers take the lead and expell them both.

  8. JOn says:

    I hope they both could get 10 years in

  9. ANishka Pereira says:

    Look at the both of you. The indian chap looks like an escape baboon and the chinese girl, needless to say looks like a pig. I really do hope you both get killed in the worst possible way. Oh wait, you probab will..

  10. Disgusted says:

    What a sad sick pair you are I’m glad you will have to live with this all your lifes and have the label of killers and rave I really hope you go to prison as we all know what happens to guys like you in the big house.you have ruined a family and killed an innocent young man ruined your own lifes and careers do you honestly think any company college will ever want either of you or anyone would want to date let alone marry either of you .you deserve each other

  11. Chuck says:

    It is a shame to have lost a talented and dedicated young man, victim of a small thoughtless hate crime. These 2 are definetly getting what they deserve. No more walking through the parks and streets of the US as normal people.

    Shame on those 3rd generation americans.

  12. Annoyed says:

    Tyler was a gutless fool who could not stand up for his rights…I guess he was ashamed of being gay…good thing he committed suicide…

  13. David Rossi says:

    The issue here is not whether the guy was gay nor not – it could’ve been a straight couple, but the invasion of privacy and their exposure, it is disgusting and irresponsible. Young people are entitled to some stupidity, but the lack of character of these two students is unforgivable. They must be punished properly so others will think ten times before doing something appalling like that. As for the one who loved Clementi I’m deeply sorry for the loss of such young boy with a life ahead. It’s very sad.
    And for the ignorants who still insist on writing b*l*s*its against gay people, the hell you’ll fit your right when you, yourself, die. Try to put yourselves in Clementi’s shoes. What do you think of having your own intimacy exposed forever on Internet. The poor him just wanted to disappear as fast as he could and propably he thought he had nowhere else to go.

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