The Associated Press reports that Tyler Clementi’s parents will be suing Rutgers. In a case that has drawn national attention about privacy violations and privacy harm via the internet, Clementi committed suicide in September after his roommate allegedly used a web cam to observe him in a sexual encounter with a man and reportedly tried to stream the video on the web.
The attorney for Tyler Clementi’s parents filed notice on Friday.
Attorney Stephen DeFeo says it appears Rutgers failed to implement or enforce policies that would have prevented or deterred such acts.
Rutgers spokesman E.J. Miranda told The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick the university sympathizes with the family. But Miranda says Rutgers is not responsible for the freshman’s death.
Read more in the Washington Post.