According to the Associated Press, the man who was seen on the webcam video at Rutgers University kissing Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide, testified in court Friday.
M.B., whose identity is being protected because he is considered a victim of an alleged sex crime, was romantically involved with Clementi. He came to Clementi’s dorm room at RU three times, beginning on Sept. 16.
Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi is the one who allegedly set up the webcam so other RU students could watch Clementi and M.B.’s encounter. Ravi currently faces charges of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other crimes.
According to the article, the second visit to Clementi’s dorm room on Sept. 19 was when the alleged spying took place and when M.B. noticed the webcam. M.B.
He testified that he saw the webcam and noticed that it was faced towards the bed. Clementi and M.B. had sex that night, but witnesses testified that they did not see anything more than kissing.
As M.B. left Clementi’s dorm room that night, five students looked at him and it was “unsettling,” he said.
Clementi and M.B.’s third encounter is when the alleged invasion of privacy occurred.
M.B. testified that he had heard comments coming from the courtyard outside the dorm, but he was not able to testify about what he heard.
This case has garnered a lot of attention as a prime example of cyberbullying and for the frustrations the LGBT community faces.