Man in Tyler Clementi Case Seeks to Shield Name

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:01 PM EDT
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Man in Tyler Clementi Case Seeks to Shield Name

Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being bullied for being gay.

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. 

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