Earlier this year I flew to Halifax to be interviewed for an Investigation Discovery documentary about Rehtaeh. They’ve produced a series of shorts under the title Web Of Lies.
The episode, The Girl in the Photo, was released yesterday in the United States and, going by the comments, emails, and Facebook posts I’m receiving, it made quite an impact.
I’m grateful to everyone for all of your support, thoughts, and the prayers you’ve sent us. Six years after Rehtaeh’s death her life and struggle is still making a difference in peoples lives.
Web of Lies – After a teenage house party spirals out of control, a shocking photo goes viral around the local schools. A vicious campaign of cyber bullying ensues that drives an innocent girl to take desperate action.
This still does not justify the unfairness of what happened, but I hope it can give you and Rehtaeh’s mother some sense of peace and acceptance. Both of you are in my heart.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for staying strong for Rehtaeh spreading the word on “cyber bullying”, getting laws changed, providing resources for the sexually abused, and much much more. You have all worked so hard through such difficult times. I hope we will be able to see this documentary!
I just saw the episode about Rehtaeh on ID. I am in tears over this. I wish I had known her. When I was 15 years old, I went to a party with my “Friend”. Her and her BF set me up with his best friend. There was shots and just being a 15 year old that wanted to be liked and “cool” I drank. I got extremely messed up. The boy I was set up with raped me. I remember crying and saying NO but it didn’t stop. I went back to my friends house to sleep over after this with her and told her what happened. She called me a slut and a liar and swore he would never do that. I had bruises on the insides of my thighs and my entire pelvic area. But she still called me a slut. I left her house that night and walked to a friends house. He put me in his parents car where I slept. I didnt tell him or anyone what happened until I was older. I blamed myself for years. I never spoke to my so called friend again but she did refer to me as slut from then on. This happened in the 80’s before there were cell phones. I cannot imagine going through what she did with the cyberbulling. My heart bleeds for all of you, as a parent now I just cannot imagine what you are going through. I am so very sorry for what happened to Rehtaeh. I wish I had known her :(