A Rutgers student committed suicide last week after his roommate uploaded a sex tape of him making out with another male.

According to WPIX, the freshman jumped off the George Washington bridge on Thursday, Sept. 23, after his roommate uploaded the sex tape to the Internet.

Fellow freshmen students Dharun Ravi, 18, of Plainsboro and Molly Wei, 18, of Princeton have been charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly placing a camera in 18-year-old Tyler Clementi’s room.

Ravi and Wei were charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for using a camera to view and transmit a live image of the teen during the sexual encounter on Sept. 19.

Ravi was additionally charged with two more counts of invasion of privacy for trying to use the hidden camera to view the same student during another sexual encounter just three days later on Sept. 21.

Days before the suicide, Ravi tweeted: “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 was released on $25,000 bail. He has since deleted his Twitter page. If convicted, both students face up to 5 years in prison.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan, it is a fourth-degree crime to collect or view images depicting nudity or sexual content of an individual without that person’s consent. The crime becomes a third-degree offense if the images are transmitted or distributed. [link]

“The university takes these matters seriously and has policies to deal with student behavior,” said spokeswoman Sandra Lanman. “Under federal law, the university cannot comment on specifics.” [link]





  • FloridaChick813

    Now thats just sad!!!!!!!

  • Str8Cpt

    What the hell is a 4th degree crime, I thought it stopped after 3 :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwsWskgKe5E kingstonn

    that’s so sad. i wish people would stop and think of the aftermath and how it will affect others before committing suicide. i remember when i found out my dad hung himself last year. my heart goes out to his family.

  • mirsmommy

    That’s flucked up. RIP dude.

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    Hola Kingstonnn :hug:

    THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE NEXT EPISODE OF 90210…Is anyone else watching that besides me?

  • LilMissRed

    Wow. smh

  • HALLE’S MUM

    Very sad

  • aqtpie

    RIP this is absolutely heartbreaking!

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. God give me the strength to ALWAYS believe in You and that ain’t nothing worth taking one’s life. RIP young man, RIP.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwsWskgKe5E kingstonn

    hey chacha! :waves:
    i don’t watch that show, but it seems like something off one of them soap operas.

  • melinla

    Came out of lurk mode to give my condolences to kingstonn and this guys family. Death is hard enough, suicide is terrible.

    Some people are just LOSERS – referring to the two who thought it would be funny to upload this tape ๐Ÿ™

  • SuthernBelle4

    Wow kingstonn, I appreciate your openess. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. As much as I give my daddy the sideye, I don’t know what I do without him

  • Lesb-honest

    ๐Ÿ™ dis shyt right here almost hits home each time.
    # wish straight peeps (even da cool ones) could jus b gay for a week. Shyt ain’t easy but we stay havin’ a gay ole time regardless. I think peeps wud jus leave us be.
    # RIP my brother… Jus sad all the around :no:
    # do people still think we are contagious and deserve no form of privacy or respect cause ‘ we about dat kinda life’ ??? :think:
    # ends rant
    #sowry peeps… Jus too close for comfort

  • FloridaChick813

    Sorry to hear that @kingstonn :hug:

    This same sh.it happen with my sons dad though.. Luckily he didnt kill himself.. But before he “came out” he had a pic posted on his FB of him and his dude. This bish (supposed to be my friend) took a pic of the pic with her phone and sent it to everybody… I dont understand how some folks get joy off of hurting people :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwsWskgKe5E kingstonn

    @suthernbelle & melinla; thanks.. although i didn’t really know him, so it wasn’t really as sad to me. but that’s still a selfish way out.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Wow, you have to be really distraught to jump off the George Washington Bridge. RIP.

    Skee Wee to SuthernBelle4!!

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    Awwww this is horrible. I wish he wouldn’t have taken his life though. They should feel like shyt right na.

  • Lesb-honest

    @ Kingstonn
    I’m sorry about your loss, ma. :hug:

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    @Flo girrrrrl whatchu say?

  • lakercrazy

    @kings :hug: so sorry for ur lost
    @flo girl yess some people are just evil like that like really my aunt is a lesb and somebody had snd a pic to my grama of her kissinga girl it broke her down for months she hadent told my grama she was lesb for that matter nobody but me and two other friends

  • Phrozen1der

    RIP to the young dude and :pray: go out to all affected. However, why is a tape of two people kissing being labeled a sex tape???

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwsWskgKe5E kingstonn

    @flo, that’s messed up. i remember someone on FB beat up this other girl, so the girl that got beat up somehow got access to this sex tape the other girl had made with her boyfriend. it was allllll over everyone’s FB, which was sad because the girl was like 16 & in 10th grade. smh

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Sidebar: During my Freshman year in college, I beat up my roommate for reading my diary. She read my diary and then had a nerve to question me about it. Blank stare. She asked her if she preferred that I spread her business around campus. She and her weed-head posse thought they were going to jump me. I showed them. I beat her up so bad that I felt sorry for her. I never had another problem with anyone else during my time at college. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SuthernBelle4

    attorneymom SKEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE back to you.
    @kingstonn I understand, but I still appreciate your openess about it.
    @FloChick :blink: all I can say is WOW, how did you feel?

  • mirsmommy

    @Kingstonn, I’m so sorry for your loss. ๐Ÿ™

  • FloridaChick813

    Exactly @Laker

    Telling folks business to people that arent ready to hear it :rolleyes:

  • FloridaChick813

    Long story @OHoney :/

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    @Flo well mama, I’m sorry you had to go through that, I’m sure it wasn’t a good time.

  • Lesb-honest

    @ attorymom
    Come on lady… What do you expect? He probably hadn’t even come out to his family and a sextape on the net… He was also young and saw no way out.
    # i have been where he was and it was also over a prank dat sum roaches wanted to play on me.. :no: i didn’t end my life but i sure stabbed da ish out one dem floozy ass bytches. I ended up in and out of juvie for many years from anger issues because someone thought my sexuality would make a great joke. ๐Ÿ™

  • Lesb-honest

    Attorney mom

  • Destinee

    This is really a bad situation for everyone involved. How could you do that to someone? How could you just put someone’s business out there like that? He probably hadn’t even told his parents. This is really sad!

  • LaTechGrad02

    This is tragic. Kids getting their arms broken, committing suicide over bullying and ish like this. Out of control. I hope these two idiots are expelled and that they both get the maximum sentence.

  • chase

    This is so sad, RIP my dude.

    Suicide is such a bad thing no matter how u put it, but I can really see in this case why he did it.

  • Ms. Thickness

    WOW, SO SAD.

    OHONEY…THATS A STORY OF ALL TIMES CHILD.

  • jazzyiest

    People don’t stop to think sometimes. Especially teenagers. They just think everything is fun and games and up and do stupid shyt. I just said in my earlier post that our brains aren’t thought to be fully developed until the age of 25 and that the reasoning part of the brain is the very LAST to develop. Hence, these dumb a**es and their reasoning skills.

    Very sad story.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Some people are just LOSERS โ€“

    :cosign:

    #plainandsimple

  • Phrozen1der

    SuthernBelle4 says:

    attorneymom SKEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE back to you.
    @kingstonn I understand, but I still appreciate your openess about it.
    @FloChick all I can say is WOW, how did you feel?

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Phi-Skee and LYLE love to you both! :hug:

  • FloridaChick813

    #Betrayed

    I’m over it now though. And needless to say, we’re best friends now :hug:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Skee-Phi to @Phrozen1der!!!

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Lesb-honest Yes??

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    Sad story. ๐Ÿ™

    Hopefully they get jail time. I feel this is why gay marriage needs to be passed. People should not feel like they can’t express themselves without being ridiculed. Being in the closet is hard enough. The people who video tapped it was probably mad they couldn’t get a piece. Wouldn’t be surprised if they were in the closet themselves.

    :confused: is that suppose to be short hand? or short bus ๐Ÿ˜

  • Val

    THIS IS TOO SAD- THIS IS THE VERY REASON WHY I TELL MY DAUGHETR THAT WHAT IS DONE IN THE DARK CAN AND WILL COME TO LIGHT, SO DONT DO ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU WOULDNT WANT OTHERS TO KNOW-

    THE ROOMATE REALLY NEEDS TO PAY -A LIFE WAS LOST OVER A POSSIBLE PRACTICAL JOKE- SMH

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I wish this could be taken back it’s really tragic that his young life has ended due to stupid prank. They should’ve been more mature tho…

    @Kingston
    My codolences to you and your family

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    I ended up in and out of juvie for many years from anger issues because someone thought my sexuality would make a great joke.
    ___________________
    @Lesb
    Why did you let them anger you like after awhile didn’t you realize that the problem was theirs…

  • FloridaChick813

    I feel this is why gay marriage needs to be passed. People should not feel like they canโ€™t express themselves without being ridiculed. Being in the closet is hard enough.

    ********************

    :cosign:

  • Lesb-honest

    @ FLO
    Im glad he was strong enough.. :yes:
    # many peeps get off on dat type o shyt :anger:

  • Lesb-honest

    ๐Ÿ˜† was jus fixin’ my spelling.

  • SuthernBelle4

    @Phrozen aww Skee-Phi, Frat, hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods 1-9-06, 1-9-08- the rest were just a little too LATE :yahoo:

  • Man, I just don’t careโ„ข

    :think:

    So they was filmin two niggas fuggin and puttin it on the internet? They sound gay they dayum selves to me. :shrugs:

  • Lesb-honest

    @ CHOCO
    Ma i couldn’t tell you… I guess i acted out on dem wat i had been holdin inside. Bein young n dumb i guess :think:
    Also I’m not a lipstick lezzie so i used to get it bad bt flukk dat now im :lick: like a post office worker n gots no issues.
    # flukk who don’t like it.

  • H-Townmama

    Here in Houston a 13 yr old killed himself because he was being teased for being openly gay. It’s so sad what is happening to the Gay/Lesbian community. I pray for all those that have to endure this everyday.
    @Kingstonn
    so sorry for you loss.

  • Kat

    This is a cruel cruel world that we are living in…smh :pray:

  • Anna

    Only 5 yrs for causing someones’s death. They should get more time along w/sensativity training. This young mans parents should also sue them in civil court. Hope these kids paychecks are garnished until they retire.

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    Just read about this on Dreamin Demon. It’s crazy because my lil cousin had to move out here from Chicago last school year because of the shyt he was catching in highschool down there. Stayed fightin and getting suspended from school and the school never did shyt to protect him even though they were very aware.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    This is so sad :-/ His azzhole roommate and friend should get the MAX time.

    SuthernBelle4 says:
    @Phrozen aww Skee-Phi, Frat, hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods 1-9-06, 1-9-08- the rest were just a little too LATE

    :yahoo: Skkkkkeeeeeeee Weeeeeeeeee!!!! **pinky in the air**

  • Anna

    32 LaTechGrad02 says:

    This is tragic. Kids getting their arms broken, committing suicide over bullying and ish like this. Out of control. I hope these two idiots are expelled and that they both get the maximum
    ~~~~~~~~
    Yep, ppl are just cruel. There was a 11 yr old boy who got beat up, arm broken for being on the Cheerleading team, he only wanted to be around the pretty girls. SMH.

  • StillASassyOne

    This is going to sound a bit insensitive but umm….

    I was always taught not to do anything that you would be embarrassed about if it came out later. The roommates were dead ass wrong for invading his privacy like that! HOWEVER- if he was gay, he knew the stigmatism and issues he would have to deal with in his lifetime and in my opinion- he took the easy way out. I hope his soul rests in peace, but I can’t agree with somebody being that weak-minded. If you’re born that way, (just like we’re born Black), you are the underdog- people are sometimes going to take shots at you- accept it, tell them to kiss your ass, and keep it moving. I ain’t fittin’ to go jump off any bridge just cause some ignorant, immature brats think a stupid prank is funny. He just let the roommates win!

  • Anna

    StillASassyOne says:

    This is going to sound a bit insensitive but ummโ€ฆ.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I don’t want to seem insensitive either, but c’mon, he looks gay, that was no secret.

  • Phrozen1der

    @Renegade I see you ETHEL! :hug:

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    @Anna are you gay?

  • Val

    H-Townmama says:

    Here in Houston a 13 yr old killed himself because he was being teased for being openly gay. Itโ€™s so sad what is happening to the Gay/Lesbian community. I pray for all those that have to endure this everyday.
    ________________________________________________________________

    YEAH THAT IS SOOO NOT FUNNY OR OK- MY DAUGHTER HAS A GAY FRIEND.. WE ALL WENT TO A BARBECUE THAT THIS BISH WAS THROWIN.. SHE’S A BISH B-CUZ- SHE TOLD MY DAUGHTER NOT TO BRING “HER FRIEND” EVER AGAIN, B-CUZ SHE HAS A 13 YR OLD SON.. I WAS LIKE WTF- YOU THINK HIS SEXUALITY IS GONNA JUMP OUT AT YOUR SON??? COME ON NOW! IF YOUR SON IS GAY- IT AINT NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT BUT LOVE HIM STILL- IGONRANCE IS KILLING THESE KIDS!

  • Anna

    OHoney says:

    @Anna are you gay?

    ~~~~~~~~~
    No but I have gay friends and family, and I knew they were gay before they came out the closet.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Everything is all fun and games, shyts and giggles until someone gets hurt. If everyone took a moment and pondered over their thoughts, words and actions BEFORE they did it or even contemplated how their actions would ultimately affect someone; maybe just maybe a lot of incidents we see on the television would occur. This story really just hurts me to my heart. Praying for all the people who witnessed him jumping, his family as well as his friends. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • Starr

    Such a Sad story!!

    Some people just evil to want to hurt somebody like that.

  • Redeemed777

    Killing one self is never the answer, because the act of suicide is otherwise known as

    ” Dying-in-Sin ”

    I don’t know if one can be delivered from that.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ^that should be wouldn’t…..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dcwife1622

    Redeemed777 says:

    Killing one self is never the answer, because the act of suicide is otherwise known as

    โ€ Dying-in-Sin โ€

    I donโ€™t know if one can be delivered from that.
    ____________________________

    Can you direct me to this in the bible? Furthermore….It’s only a sin if you know it’s a sin. If he didn’t have knowledge that it was a sin it is not counted against him!

  • AllNYC

    These two need to be expelled from school. Clearly they aren’t mature enough for that environment.

    If they can go after them in criminal court, find some statute and twist it so it fits them, I hope they find it! Throw the book at them because this was so unnecessary!

  • Redeemed777

    @dcwife1622

    The word โ€œsuicideโ€ is not found in the Bible. It comes from the Latin word “sui” meaning โ€œof oneself,โ€ and -cida, meaning โ€œto killโ€.

    Suicide = To Kill Oneself.

    What does the Bible say about Killing….

    ” Thou shalt not Kill “

  • Lovely One

    I may be in the minority, but I think 5 years is kinda harsh (if the kids get the maximum time). These were 18 yr old freshmen…getting their first taste of freedom and didnt know how to act. Yes, it was wrong, very wrong, but giving these ppl a 5 year sentence is just making an example out of them. JMO…not trying to offend

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    Kingstonn love I did not read ur comment befor I posted mine..My condolences to ur family…u seem like a strong soul..be blessed luv!

  • Starr

    I don’t think 5 years is harsh and they prob won’t get 5 years anyways.

    They videotaped this boy during intimate moments between him and his partner, and released it…all w/ out his knowledge. IMO…thats a serious invasion of privacy. I don’t care if it was him and gf, or anything…to just blatantly invade someone privacy like that and expose them like that…is just wrong.

    Alot of krazy shyt is happeening on these campuses. Presidents and deans just turn their from it. Maybe someone needs to made an example of…..

  • pointhimout

    wow, very sad. humuliate the gays, that’s what it’s all about, right? why else are we a society that gets off on ‘outting’ someone. This is childs play gone way too far, and for the genius to post that he put the camera up.

  • uptownpeach

    wow! i work at the university – they are doing a good job keeping this under wraps…i didn’t even know! RIP young man…

  • cheeks8683

    Hi fam! So sad that I hardly have time to login anymore…

    My prayers go out to this family, what a horrible way to loose a family member. I hate that suicide is becoming more of the norm, especially with young people, as if they dont have so much more life to live! I know yall have heard this a 1000 times but I will say it again. Suicide is a permanant solution to a temporary problem. I wish he would not have taken this road, instead he could have sued the living daylights out of his jerk of a roomate for invasion of privacy…Just sad!

  • ysoserious

    @ Redeemed

    That’s interesting coming from you. It seems you wish death on someone almost daily.

    Luckily you don’t have any actual power over life and death or you would have condemned yourself to Hell a long tome ago.

  • Daisy

    @Lovely I dont think 5yrs is enough :coffee:

  • ysoserious

    tome = time

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    This just hurts my heart to read this… I can’t understand how someone can be that cruel to do that to someone else. There’s no reason for this kind of sick ass hatred and ignorance. If they have any type of conscience or a heart I don’t need to pray they get what they deserve, because living with knowing they caused someone that much pain to take their own life is punishment enough smh :pray: for this child’s family

  • Redeemed777

    @ysoserious

    If you can pull-up just ONE post where I typed these words:

    ” I WISH he/she died ” or ” I HOPE he/she dies ”

    then and ONLY then would your statement be true.

    Most of what I post is based on what the Bible says, so are you against me or against the Bible?

  • ysoserious

    @ Redeemed

    I don’t have enough time or “give a damn” to hunt through hundreds of comments to support my statement. And while I don’t expect anyone else to jump in on this, I know I’m not the only one to have noticed.

    As for your question I don’t know you well enough to be against you personally but I am against the bible so take that however you choose.

  • MistaO

    Yea, and hopefully they will do the full 5.

    That was bogus on every level. People can be against that kind of lifestyle, but what dude was doing in the expected privacy of his own home shouldn’t have been violated.

    Bad all the way around.

  • msblackitalian

    @Phrozen1der it wasn’t just kissing, they were having sex. Both of these people should be prosecuted to the fillest extent of the law.