NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Prosecutors say the identity of a man recorded on a webcam in a gay intimate encounter with a New Jersey university student who killed himself should remain a secret.
The Middlesex County prosecutor’s office filed a motion Monday asking a judge to withhold the name of the man, identified only as M.B.
The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark reports the request came in response to a motion filed by lawyers for Dharun Ravi, who is accused of spying on Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi and is charged with bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.
Clementi killed himself last September after his encounter with M.B. was transmitted online. His suicide sparked national discussion about bullying.
Ravi’s lawyers say they believe M.B. has information that could help their client’s case but they don’t know his name.