While it cannot be 100 percent confirmed, a thread on JustUsBoys.com, a forum for gay men, was started by a user named "cit2mo." That thread described a situation with "college roommate spying....." and a scenario identical to Clementi's.
Additional evidence found by Gawker included the fact that cit2mo's IP address resolved back the Rutgers. Additionally, Forbes' Kashmir Hill positively identified cit2mo as Clementi, based on an August 22 Tweet from Dharun Ravi, Clementi's roommate, saying"Found out my roommate is gay," and linking to a thread on JustUsBoys that Ravi said was Clementi.
Unfortunately, it seems the advice Tyler Clementi may have gathered from the Web didn't offset the pain given to him by the Web. After a Facebook farewell, Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge and into the Hudson River. On Thursday, authorities positively identified a man's body found on Wednesday as his.
Clementi's roommate, Dbarun Ravi, 18, and another student, fellow Rutgers freshman Molly Wei, also 18, have been charged with invading Clementi's privacy. Prosecutors say that the pair used a webcam to transmit a live feed of Clementi having sex Sept. 19th and that Ravi tried to webcast a second encounter on Sept. 21, the day before Clementi's suicide.
Those charges would carry a maximum of five years. However, prosecutors said that hate-crime charges are possible in the case. In order to do that, prosecutors must establish that the defendants were motivated because of Clementi's homosexuality. That is not always easy to prove.
While the decision to pursue a hate-crime charge is, of course, the purview of prosecutors, some seem to have made up their minds. Rutgers student Lauren Felton, 21, said,
"Had he been in bed with a woman, this would not have happened. He wouldn't have been outed via an online broadcast, and his privacy would have been respected and he might still have his life."