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    Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    A New Jersey college student has leapt to his death a day after authorities said two students secretly filmed him having sex with a man and broadcast it over the internet.

    Tyler Clementi's wallet was found on the George Washington Bridge on 22 September after two witnesses saw someone jump from the structure, authorities told the AP news agency.

    Mr Clementi's body has not been found.

    Two students have been charged with illegally filming the 18-year-old.

    "Tyler was a fine young man, and a distinguished musician. The family is heartbroken beyond words," Paul Mainardi, a lawyer for Mr Clementi's family, said in a statement confirming the suicide.

    Room-mate charged

    The footage was allegedly taken using a web camera in Mr Clementi's dorm room at Rutgers University and broadcast live over the internet.

    The two charged with filming and broadcasting the images are Mr Clementi's room-mate, Dharun Ravi, and Molly Wei.

    If convicted, the two students face up to five years in prison.
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    A tragic loss. He had more to live for. He could have done so much with his life. I understand the embarressment and the effect it can have on an 18 year old. We'll never know how he felt before he lept off that bridge. But I wish he hadn't.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Darwinism at work.

    I don't know how he felt before he jumped off the bridge, but I'll bet he was having some serious second thought after he jumped off the bridge.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Such is the product of bigotry and hate. To target others simply for who they are is quite the sad thing, yet one that has been seen throughout history unfortunately.

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    Poor kid. He was obviously fragile to begin with. I read it wasn't bigotry at all that motivated the other two kids, they thought it was just a prank. What a world our kids are growing up in. They don't seem to realize how damaging it can be to play around with other people's privacy and think nothing of putting it out there for all the world to see.
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    What a sad loss. I wish the best for his family as I personally know they are have a terrible time dealing with this.

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    Sadly, the kids who perpetrated this can only face a maximum of 5 years in prison. I sincerely hope that this weighs heavily on their hearts for the rest of their lives. What they did was absolutely horrible. Time and time again, the ignorant never realize the possible repercussions before they do something like this.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Darwinism at work.

    I don't know how he felt before he jumped off the bridge, but I'll bet he was having some serious second thought after he jumped off the bridge.
    Frankly, you probably shouldn't be assuming anything about how this kid felt or what his thoughts were. I'm also not surprised by the lack of tact and sympathy in your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Frankly, you probably shouldn't be assuming anything about how this kid felt or what his thoughts were. I'm also not surprised by the lack of tact and sympathy in your post.
    I have zero sympathy for anyone that takes their own life. Suicide is the most selfish and weak minded reaction there is.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have zero sympathy for anyone that takes their own life. Suicide is the most selfish and weak minded reaction there is.
    wow, just wow. nice to know.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have zero sympathy for anyone that takes their own life. Suicide is the most selfish and weak minded reaction there is.
    And it's also incredibly easy to say that from your completely uninformed perspective.

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