Details about Clementi's sexual orientation are unclear.
Rutgers University student Danielle Birnbohm, who lived next door to Clementi's and Ravi's room in the dorm, told CNN affiliate WPIX that Clementi was gay. Ravi apparently tweeted a message on August 22, nine days before classes began at Rutgers. " the tweet, believed to be posted by Ravi, said, according to Topsy, a search engine that allows users to access tweets removed from Twitter.
and the fact that the people he was with saw my making out with a guy as the scandal whereas i mean come on..was SPYING ON ME...they see nothing wrong with this?Under New Jersey law, a person is guilty of bias intimidation if he or she commits a crime with the purpose of intimidating someone because of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ethnicity; or if the victim or victim's property was selected as a target because of the same factors. Ravi tried to use the webcam again two days later, on September 21.On the evening of September 19, Rutgers student Dharun Ravi is believed to have sent a message by Twitter about his roommate, Clementi. "Anyone with i Chat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of and 12.I had talked to my roommate that afternoon and he had said it would be fine w/him. he tweeted that I was using the room (which is obnoxious enough), AND that he went into somebody else's room and remotely turned on his webcam and saw me making out with a guy.given the angle of the webcam I can be confident that that was all he could have." Cit2mo asked readers what he should do, including whether to get another roommate.