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03:38 | 24th November 2017

News: World

Thu 30 Sep, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of a young man who, by all accounts, was brilliant, talented and kind

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Teen secretly filmed having gay sex dies after jumping of bridge

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A teenager supposedly killed himself after his roommate secretly filmed him getting with another man in their room and streamed it live online.

Tyler Clementi, 18, reportedly jumped to his death after jumping off George Washington Bridge after his supposed friend and college roommate secretly streamed live footage of him kissing a guy to everyone.

Dharun Ravi, 19, who set up the film on two occasions tweeted on his Twitter account: "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."

Two days later he messaged again: "Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it's happening again."

Following the revelation of his same-sex romance Tyler headed to the New York bridge after updating his facebook status with: "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry".

Both Ravi and Molly Wei, 18, have been charged with invasion of privacy carrying a possible five year sentence, however some believe it should be treated as a hate crime.

According to The Sun, Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, shares this view:"We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of a young man who, by all accounts, was brilliant, talented and kind.

"And 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."

 

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