Rutgers Trial: Tyler Clementi's Date Grows Tense on Stand


Rutgers Trial Grills Tyler Clementi's Date

During the prosecution's questioning, which last an hour, M.B. described how the pair met on the gay dating website Adam4Adam and chatted online throughout August. When Clementi moved into his Rutgers dorm room, they decided to meet.

The pair had three dates from Sept. 16 to Sept. 21, and planned to continue seeing each other, M.B. testified. They kept in touch through text messages and email and planned to see one another again, though M.B. said he had reservations about whether he wanted to visit the dorm room again.

"I did intend to see him. As far as whether I intended to see him there again, I felt a little uneasy about it," he said. "To get intimate, we had talked about going to a hotel."

"We discussed meeting at my house...weekdays at my house were usually free," he said.

Prior to M.B.'s testimony, a string of Rutgers students testified about the week during which the alleged spying occurred, disclosing that Ravi told friends that he had spied on Clementi's Sept. 19 date and planned to do it again during another date on Sept. 21.

Ravi sent Twitter messages about the spying, and invited others to activate his webcam remotely to watch the tryst as well, the students testified.

The students also told the court that Ravi had not expressed any animosity towards gays or towards Clementi.

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