Professor sues TikTok detective for tying her to murder of Idaho student.usa news
the university of Idaho The professor has filed a defamation lawsuit against a self-proclaimed psychic on TikTok.
Commonwealth lawsuit TikTok user Ashley Gillard spread unsubstantiated allegations in damages filed Wednesday by Rebecca Schofield, the university’s history dean, blaming the professor for the Nov. 13 murder of Xana Kernodle, 20. claimed to have been associated incorrectly. Ethan Chapin, 20 years old. Maddie Morgen, 21 years old. her 21-year-old Kayleigh Gonsalves from Moscow, Idaho;
“Ashley Gillard – an alleged internet detective – decided to use community woes for self-promotion online. tried to admit Including the take-off of the musiciansThird member of rap group Migos.
“She has a lot of videos tick tock Plaintiff Rebecca Schofield … falsely alleges that she was complicit in the murder because she had a romantic relationship with one of the victims,” the complaint adds. “Gillard’s statement is false. Professor Scofield was not involved in the murder, was in a romantic relationship with the victim, or even met the victim.”
Gillard’s TikTok account (which reads “Ashley is God” in her bio) features dozens of videos of her hypothesizing the killings, often through tarot card readings. Gillard alleges that Scofield was romantically involved with one of the students and ordered their murders to cover up the relationship.
In one of the videos, Gillard writes: In another video, Guillard said: Idaho Like it or not, it’s the students. “
The lawsuit tells how Scofield was visiting a friend with her husband in Portland, Oregon, when the student was murdered.
“Gillard’s videos have been viewed millions of times, amplifying Gillard’s online persona at the expense of Professor Schofield’s reputation,” the lawsuit states, and none of the victims took Scofield’s class. says it won’t.
“She does not remember meeting any of these students,” the lawsuit said. She doesn’t know why she repeated the accusations.Professor Scofield knows she’s been victimized by false TikToks and false statements.”
On November 29, an attorney sent Gillard a cease and desist letter on behalf of Scofield. Guillard continued to post videos blaming Scofield for the murders in Moscow.
A second cease and desist letter was sent to Schofield on December 8, according to the complaint, demanding that the “defamatory posts” be taken down.
“Instead of changing her behavior, Gillard showed TikTok a cease and desist letter … If Professor Scofield, through his attorneys, believed that Gillard was making a false statement, the attorneys would have to ‘federal court’. “The court…is asking me to remove it.”
Schofield’s lawsuit explains how she fears she and her family may become targets of physical violence. Released TikTok. See you in the Rebecca Schofield court!!”
In another video, Scofield writes: This won’t do you any good. “
these days, no suspects Have been arrested or publicly identified in an incident and have remained estranged from the university community edgeMoscow police statement earlier this month warned “For speculation, without factual support, [that is] Fear the community and spread false facts.”
“We recommend that you refer to the official release for accurate information,” it said.
A relative of one who was considered a person of interest in the case but was later released as a suspect said how difficult the widespread speculation was.
Cary Goncalves’ ex-boyfriend, Jacques Ducourt’s aunt. Said Her nephew in the New York Post wrote, “Not only did he lose the love of his life, but what we all thought, and probably what he thought too, would be his future wife. wax.
But also her aunt, Brooke Miller, believes that “half of America” believes Ducourt is “responsible” for murders, especially online users.
Guillard is one of those who insist on calling Ducourt a potential suspect, and although the police acquitted him, he may have somehow been involved in the murder.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/25/tiktok-sleuth-ashley-guillard-rebecca-scofield-defamation-idaho-murders Professor sues TikTok detective for tying her to murder of Idaho student.usa news