Gay student's parents to sue university

2010-12-22 20:44

New Jersey - The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after authorities said his roommate used a webcam to spy on his tryst with a man intend to sue the university.

The attorney for Tyler Clementi's parents filed notice on Friday.

Attorney Stephen DeFeo says it appears Rutgers failed to implement or enforce policies that would have prevented or deterred such acts.

Rutgers spokesperson EJ Miranda told The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick that the university sympathises with the family.

But Miranda says Rutgers is not responsible for the freshman's death.

Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, and fellow freshman Molly Wei are charged with invasion of privacy and have withdrawn from Rutgers.

Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge in September.

  • svg1234 - 2010-12-23 10:27

    So tired of lawsuits like this. Your kid killed himself. It was his choice. Nobody forced him to do it. Don't blame the school. Getting millions in a settlement won't bring your son back. He was obviously mentally unstable. That's not the school's fault. It's not their responsibility to protect every kid from every problem.

  • Rhymes - 2010-12-23 18:00

    At the risk of sounding unkind -- what policies or procedures should the school have implemented to stop one roommate and his girlfriend from engaging in illegal acts against the other roommate? Here's a thought -- maybe there should have been a NO SEX IN THE DORMS policy.

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