Rutgers students 'didn't see or broadcast Tyler Clementi having sex'

Mon. November 1, 2010 8:09 AM by News Staff

Essex, New Jersey - The two Rutgers University students accused of secretly taping and broadcasting a classmate having sex with another man now say they never actually saw any sex.

Prosecutors say Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei used a webcam to stream video of Tyler Clementi over the internet. Clementi committed suicide soon after.

"I'm unaware of any evidence of sexual contact," Rubin Sinins, Wei's attorney, told the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "The statute defining sexual contact refers to nudity and private parts, and, to my knowledge, nothing like that was seen. I'm also unaware of any evidence that any video was recorded, reproduced or disseminated in any way."

"When the forensic evidence from all the seized computers is revealed, the truth will come out," Steve Altman, Ravi's attorney, told the Star-Ledger. "Nothing was transmitted beyond one computer and what was seen was only viewed for a matter of seconds."

Ravi and Wei have withdrawn from Rutgers.