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Dharun Ravi Is NOT Getting Off The Hook In Tyler Clementi Case!

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The suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after Dharun Ravi secretly filmed him having sex with another man and broadcast it over the internet, shocked the nation almost a year ago, and now, it appears that the roommate and his lawyer are now claiming that the whole thing was a big misunderstanding!

Good! What he did was WRONG!

Although Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers University student who secretly filmed roommate Tyler Clementi being intimate with another man and broadcast it over the internet - which ultimately led to his suicide last year - had attempted to assert that the entire thing was a misunderstanding, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman has ruled that he will NOT be dismissing his 15 criminal charges, including bias and intimidation, against him.

During the hearing this morning, he announced:

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Prosecutors Want To Keep Tyler Clementi's Lover Anonymous

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Prosecutors are hoping that the identity of the man who was caught on tape with college student Tyler Clementi will be kept anonymous.

Lawyers for Dharun Ravi, who was accused of spying and filming Tyler having an intimate encounter with a man, only known as M.B., filed for a motion to reveal his identity so that they can ask him questions to help further their case.

In case you don't remember the story, Tyler committed suicide after the video of him and M.B. were filmed by his roommate, Ravi, and was posted on the internet.

Ravi was charged with bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.

Clementi's lawyers want to keep M.B.'s name, address, and birthday from being released.

And we completely agree. Lawyers for Ravi have no right in possibly revealing M.B.'s identity. The last thing anyone wants is to have another tragedy on their hands.

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Tyler Clementi's Roommate Now Claims He Didn't Mean To Film Him With Another Man!

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The suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after Dharun Ravi secretly filmed him having sex with another man and broadcast it over the internet, shocked the nation almost a year ago, and now, it appears that the roommate and his lawyer are now claiming that the whole thing was a big misunderstanding!

Oh, really?

According to new legal documents,

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Tyler Clementi's Parents Move Forward With Lawsuit Against Roommate

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Back in September, we were truly saddened to hear about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after roommates secretly filmed him having sex with another man and broadcast it over the internet.

Tyler's parents have moved forward with a lawsuit on their deceased son's behalf, and the Middlesex County, NJ Prosecutor's Office announced today that a 15-count indictment was filed against Tyler's former roommate Dharun Ravi.

Ravi could face up to five years in prison for his charges.

As far as the other responsible classmate Molly Wei is concerned, she's been charged with invasion of privacy, but her case hasn't been presented to a grand jury YET.

Here's what Tyler's parents had to say about the current status of their case:

"The grand jury indictment spells out cold and calculated acts against our son Tyler by his former college roommate. We are eager to have the process move forward for justice in this case and to reinforce the standards of acceptable conduct in our society."

We couldn't agree more! We truly hope that justice is served.

Our hearts continue to go out to Tyler's family, friends, and loved ones. Such an awful, unnecessary tragedy.

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College Scholarship Created In Honor Of Tyler Clementi.

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Wow. It's nice to see that something positive could come out of such a heartbreaking, sad and unnecessary loss of life.

The Point Foundation has reportedly created a college scholarship in memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who tragically took his own life last year after he was secretly filmed by his roommate being intimate with another man.

According to the press release:

“The Tyler Clementi Point Scholarship was created with the cooperation of Clementi’s parents, Joe and Jane, to honor his memory and further the efforts to end the bullying that many LGBT youth face within educational environments. The organization has set aside funds for the scholarship, while allowing the public and current Point supporters to donate in Clementi’s name online at www.pointfoundation.org or by calling 866-33-POINT (76468).”

Clementi's parents add:

"Our son Tyler was a kind and gentle young man who enjoyed helping people. This scholarship will help college students and it will raise awareness of young people who are subject to abuse through malicious bullying — and so it will help people in Tyler's memory. We are happy to be supportive of Point Foundation and we thank them for establishing this scholarship.”

The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, school supplies, and will be awarded to LGBT students.

Hopefully this can bring the help, guidance, and resources to other young people that Tyler unfortunately didn't have, as well as keep his memory alive and honored.

Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones during what we're sure is still a very difficult time.

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Parents Of Deceased Gay Teen To Sue Rutgers Over Suicide

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As a result of the suicide of gay Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, the state of New Jersey passed the "Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights."

Despite this, Clementi's parents are planning on suing the University, although Rutgers claims that his death is not their responsibility.

According to a notice from Clementi's parents' lawyer, Rutgers failed to protect Tyler from "unlawful or otherwise improper acts" by two of his classmates, who spurred his decision to jump off the George Washington Bridge after they broadcast a video of him having sex over the Internet.

Damages that Clementi's parents are listing in the suit include pain and suffering, loss of companionship and support, and financial costs.

Here's what Rutgers spokesman E.J. Miranda had to say about the situation:

"We at the university share the family's sense of loss of their son, who was a member of our community. We also recognize that a grieving family may question whether someone or some institution could somehow have responsibility for their son's death. While the university understands this reaction, the university is not responsible for Tyler Clementi's suicide."

According to a statement made by Clementi's family, "a decision as to whether to file suit against Rutgers University in the future has not been made."

Guess we'll see what the family decides to do.

This is an awful situation, and it continues to upset us that this happened in the first place.

We hope the Clementi family is able to find peace over time, one way or another.

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DanRad Has A Message For Gay Youth!

This means quite a bit, coming from him!

Daniel Radcliffe, who has long been an avid supporter of LGTB rights, is the latest to speak out against in response to the recent string of gay teens committing suicides, and is begging confused and troubled young people to reach out to someone before it's too late!

He says in a statement:

"Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends. We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others' differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, or religion and stand up for someone when they're bullied. When a friend is feeling depressed or says they're thinking of killing themselves, we must take it seriously and get them help. My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of these excellent young people. And to all the young people who are being bullied right now, you are not alone. Call the Trevor Lifeline at 866 4-U-TREVOR, because there's always someone there who will listen and who can help."

Click (above) to watch a clip of the actor discussing his involvement with the Trevor Project, which is an AMAZING resource if you're confused about your feelings and don't know where to turn!

Thanks for the words, bb! Such an inspiring young man!

It gets better!!! Please don't forget that!

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