Someone was watching the watcher.
While Tyler Clementi’s Rutgers dorm mate was spying on him with a Web cam, Clementi was keeping tabs on his roomie, monitoring his Twitter posts about plans to broadcast Clementi’s date with a man.
Clementi visited Dharun Ravi’s Twitter page 38 times between Sept. 20 and Sept. 22, 2010, the day he jumped off the George Washington Bridge, a detective told jurors at a New Jersey trial yesterday.
That is likely how Clementi knew to pull the plug on Ravi’s computer when the male friend came over for a second dorm-room rendezvous.
Gary Charydczak, a detective in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, said Clementi saved computer screen shots of his roommate’s tweets, where he ranted about seeing Clementi “making out with a dude” and dared others to tune in for a repeat performance.
Several students have testified that Ravi was organizing a viewing party. One student said the party plans included beer and Bacardi.
A witness said Ravi used his computer to adjust the camera so it was trained directly at Clementi’s bed.
Charydczak said Clementi, 18, saved the screen grabs on a hard drive.
Ravi, 20, faces 10 years in prison on bias-intimidation and invasion-of-privacy charges.
So if Clementi knew he was being watched, finding out he was being spied on could not be the reason he killed himself then, right? Has anyone spoken to Clementi’s lover? Perhaps he ended the relationship and that was the reason for the suicide?