Man in Tyler Clementi Case Seeks to Shield Name
Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being bullied for being gay.
Updated at 1:01 PM EST on Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
The man who prosecutors say was captured by a webcam in an intimate encounter with Rutgers student Tyler Clementi has "substantial fear'' his privacy will be invaded.
The man, known only as M.B., has asked a judge to reverse his order to turn his name over to attorneys representing Clementi's roommate.
M.B. told the judge in a written statement he fears his name will leak out. \
The judge ruled that prosecutors must disclose the name to Dharun Ravi. Ravi is accused of bias intimidation and other charges.
Clementi committed suicide days after the alleged incident, triggering a national conversation about bullying of young gays.
M.B.'s attorney, Richard Pompelio, told The Star-Ledger of Newark the intense media interest in Clementi's death is one reason why M.B. doesn't want his identity revealed.
Published at 7:35 AM EST on Oct 13, 2011
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