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Friday, October 29, 2010

Crisis Beats Webcam Duo Leaving Rutgers

The two students accused of cyberbullying, in the tragic case of Tyler Clementi, reportedly have left Rutgers University.

Their leaving the school is a prime example of people caught in a crisis who are not able to handle the stress.

Admittedly being in a press fishbowl, and among some hostile students and professors, is not easy for anyone. Rare is the 18-year-old who can handle such pressure, let alone to do so with grace.

Crises occur and misfortune strikes without warning. Such is the case with people who are sued or investigated. These people are unprepared for the crisis, and unprepared to handle and survive lawsuit stress.

The role of litigation stress management is to manage the process of daily living, within the context and confines of a major external stress event. These two kids need litigation stress management. So may their families.

While their reported actions should not be glossed over, the reaction amongst the university community, prosecutors and mainstream media has been one of near-hysteria in which there has been a manic rush to judgment and a near-total disdain for these two students.

It is apparent that no one has stepped up to the plate to defend or support either Dharan Ravi or Molly Wei. Many may be scared by the intimidation, ostracization and retaliation which their defenders may anticipate receiving.

My message is this: A crisis like this can be won, through careful planning, fortitude and training. These two students should not have to enter the equivalent of federal Witness Protection in order to go to college.

Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer and president of Eric Dixon LLC. Mr. Dixon advises on litigation stress management and lawsuit stress counseling. He is available at 917-696-2442 and by e-mail at

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