For more than a month, investigators, school officials and the arrested students have declined to publicly discuss exactly what was viewed on the internet feed.
But Ravi’s and Wei’s attorneys and friends recently agreed to give some details in an attempt to dispel the widespread image of the pair as peeping toms who broadcast a fellow teen having sex on the internet.
The couple are seen sprawled on a beanbag under a blanket as they share a moment of spontaneous public passion.
Others attempted to pinpoint exactly where the footage was captured.'This is the building above the snack pack shop,' wrote another.
"When the forensic evidence from all the seized computers is revealed, the truth will come out," said Steve Altman, Ravi’s attorney.
"Nothing was transmitted beyond one computer and what was seen was only viewed for a matter of seconds." The students watched the live internet feed on Wei’s computer in her room, the attorneys and friends said.
But when it came time to talk about non-consensual sex, these same men were startlingly eager to explain away acquaintance rapes as communication failures instead of deliberate assaults. the next scenario is, you’re back at your house with a girl. George: I know people that will do anything for a root. I don’t think I’d, don’t think I’d ever say ‘no’ John: You just say—- James: If they were at my house then it’d be for a reason, so. ‘This isn’t quite what I expected tonight’ and then they’d say ‘what did you expect.’ ‘Not this, I just thought we’d have a drink and then you’d go home.’ . Andrew: I’d call a cab (inaudible) rather sensitive excuse, I guess. The men indicated that women also often rely on body language and euphemism to relay their lack of consent.
In eight months using the service, Riccardo, who is 32 and works for an ad agency, has let eight visitors crash at his apartment, of whom he’s hooked up with five, for a 62 percent “success rate.” If you count the additional two who climbed into bed with him for a cuddle and then fell asleep, the percentage climbs even higher.The men displayed a marked reluctance to offer a clear "no" to sex, and instead suggested that they would employ euphemism and body language to communicate their refusal. As soon as you come out with that cliche, they know. Well I’d assume that’d be the case so then why would you say no? You gotta make a face if they’re sort of implying something, then they’ll probably get the picture. They know what you’re trying to say because it’s used all the time, whereas if you sort of try and dance around the cliches they might not get the point straight away. You always, it’s easier to make an excuse the next day than at the time. John: Start looking at their watch and you know (inaudible) "It’s getting late." Andrew: ‘How long does the taxi take to get here,’ that type of thing. The researchers note that prior to the rape discussion, the young men never indicated that "the explicit use of the word ‘no’ is necessary for a woman’s refusal of a sexual invitation to be understood as such." Suddenly, even "no" is not enough. The perpetrator could actually really be the victim where they’re going ‘no’ and they’re basically throwing themself on you and go, ‘well, I said ‘‘no.’’’ Kyle: Playing hard to get. The secret webcam stream that captured Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man was viewed on a single computer — and did not show the pair having sex, according to friends and attorneys of the two freshmen charged in the case.