Parents decide not to sue in Rutgers webcam case

Jane Clementi, right, and her husband, Joseph Clementi, left, attend a symposium on use and misuse of social media at Rutgers University, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Piscataway, N.J. Their son, Tyler Clementi, was in his first weeks as a student at Rutgers in September 2010 when he killed himself after a roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man. The family has started a foundation in their son's honor to address cyberbullying. The foundation was a co-sponsor of the symposium. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 5, 2012 4:40:28 AM PDT
The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue anyone involved in the case.

Family attorney Paul Mainardi tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that Joseph and Jane Clementi are devoting their energies to the foundation that they established in their son's name.

The parents filed court papers preserving their right to sue Rutgers soon after Tyler Clementi's death in 2010. They accused New Jersey's largest university of failing to prevent his death.

His roommate, Dharun Ravi (DAHR'-uhn RAH'-vee), last year spent 20 days in jail after being convicted of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and witness tampering. He's appealing.

Tyler Clementi leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge.


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