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Biggest Headlines of 2008: Lori Drew Indicted in MySpace Suicide Case

The Megan Meier MySpace case of 2008 was heartbreaking for the girl who was lost, and was also unique in that it challenged fairly new Internet conventions. When the 13-year-old Meier killed herself after being tormented by a group of people — chief among them, her friend's mother Lori Drew — enforcers were unsure that they'd be able to charge her with anything.

In May, Drew was indicted for her role, and finally, after claiming she never read MySpace's Terms of Use and could not be held accountable for them, last month she was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts — minor counts compared to the greater felony charge.


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glamourette142 glamourette142 8 years
This really hurts my heart, feelings and emotions are hard to deal with as a teenage girl and though no boy is worth killing yourself over, this boy wasn't even real and the mother should have acted like an adult instead of feeding her daughter's bullying against this poor girl.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
it's bad what that woman did but that girl should've just ignored that woman or cancelled her account!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
What a disgusting excuse for a human being.
darqbella darqbella 8 years
i always thought about it like this, adults and children are not on a level playing field. that's why we have laws to protect kids who are preyed on by adults. its WRONG to do anything to kids under false pretenses. sorry, but if you're over age, there should be accountability - even if its a conspiracy (and she didn't do EVERYTHING). as a secondary thing, people should really read TOS and take it more seriously. it's not just to protect everyone else but sometimes you have to use it to protect yourself!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Good. What a horrible person.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
Sad sad story.
pioneers pioneers 8 years
This whole case was so messed up--You know it really has nothing to do with the terms and conditions. Scary.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
That story is so sad. She had such lame excuses. I agree, kia. A grown woman should know better regardless of what MySpace's Terms of Use said.
krae85 krae85 8 years
I agree, Kia. This woman really has issues, it's never okay for adults to be mean to kids. I don't understand why they made a case out of the terms of use for myspace when the real issue is that this woman is largely responsible for this girl's death. Internet or no, she was a bully and I don't think justice has yet been served.
kia kia 8 years
This was a hard case to get emotional for because she was never charged with anything leading to the young woman's suicide. Her charges involved a violation of myspace policy. I was glad she was found guilty, but I could care less about the policies... a grown-a$$ woman should have known better than to taunt a 13 year-old.
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