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Myspace hoax *UPDATED - Now with Indictments!*
Posted: 19 November 2007 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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According to the parents (who I saw on TV this morning), their daughter was duped into believing she was talking to a 16 yr old boy. After a short time, the “boy” changed his feelings about her and “he” along with several other myspacers started harassing the girl. It turns out, the “boy” was a family down the street who were trying to bait the girl into talking badly about their daughter. Apparently they had suspicions that the girl was already doing this.

Hopefully fixed link here.

**Update on Page 2, in post 24.**

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Posted: 19 November 2007 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Meh.. Typical MySpace drama, if you ask me.

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Posted: 19 November 2007 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Except for what Maegan doesn’t mention (it should say it in the article, but things are so slow for me right now that I can’t open it - I barely got this reply window to open):

This 13 year old girl (I think that age is right) was so distraught over this “boy” breaking up with her that she commited suicide.

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Posted: 19 November 2007 11:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ahh… OK… That’s noteworthy, then.

Still gonna put that up under ‘drama’, but taken to stupid extremes. *sigh*

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Posted: 20 November 2007 12:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Anyone smell a lawsuit in the making??

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Posted: 20 November 2007 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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gray - 20 November 2007 05:52 AM

Anyone smell a lawsuit in the making??

Oh sure. But of course, instead of suing the other family like sane people, they’ll sue MySpace for not protecting their little girl, mark my words.

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Posted: 20 November 2007 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I read about this the other day, and everybody sounds dysfunctional. 

The father had been yelling at her a few minutes before she hanged herself.

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Posted: 20 November 2007 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The link doesn’t even linkify for me.  Am I just cursed, or is it not working for other people as well?

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Posted: 20 November 2007 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Heh, I was just trying it myself.  The link Maegan’s put up looks wrong in the first place (http://www.msn.msn.com?), and when I just tried to access the story by dropping the extra “msn” it’s come up with story not found.

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Posted: 20 November 2007 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Okay, this looks like the story in question.

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Posted: 20 November 2007 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks Smerk for fixing the link…I’m not sure why mine stopped working (I clicked it after I started the thread and it worked at first - I swear!).

The parents said they haven’t ruled out a civil suit against the people pretending to be the fake boy.

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Posted: 05 December 2007 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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There’s a blog called “Megan Had It Coming” and the blogger outted themself as Lori Drew, the woman behind the Myspace hoax.  http://meganhaditcoming.blogspot.com/

Most people are expressing outrage in their comments, but there’s doubts as to whether or not this is actually the real Lori Drew.  There’s an investigation being launched. 

http://www.myfoxstl.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5126947&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

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