Meanwhile, Rutgers is denying responsibility and claims Clementi's suicide (while tragic) is not a direct result of their inattention to the issue. Says a school spokeswoman, "We at the university share the family's sense of loss of their son, who was a member of our community." "We also recognize that a grieving family may question whether someone or some institution could somehow have responsibility for their son's death. While the university understands this reaction, the university is not responsible for Tyler Clementi's suicide."
The Clementi family has six months to follow through on their claim before it expires.