Ex-defendant In Rutgers Case: No Plan To Humiliate

By Salon Staff
February 28, 2012 1:45AM (UTC)
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A key prosecution witness in the Rutgers University webcam trial says she wasn't aware of a plan to humiliate the alleged victim.

Molly Wei (way) testified Tuesday in the trial of Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee), who is charged with invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other crimes.

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Ravi is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. The roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide days after the alleged spying in September 2010.

In response to cross-examination from Ravi's lawyer, Wei agreed that Ravi didn't intend to see any sexual contact. She also says he didn't plan to humiliate Clementi when he used a webcam to see what was happening in his dorm room.

Wei was initially charged but entered a program to keep her record clean.


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