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Heather Wyatt’s mom faces lawsuit from teens’ parents after she claims 4 girls ‘forced daughter Aubreigh, 13, to commit suicide’

The mother of a teenage girl who committed suicide has been sued by the parents of four girls who claim she wrongly blamed them for their daughter’s death.

Mom Heather Wyatt began posting about her daughter Aubreigh on social media shortly after the teen was found dead in her room over Labor Day weekend last year.

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Thirteen-year-old Aubreigh Wyatt committed suicide in September 2023, and now her mother is facing a lawsuit for allegedly blaming four teenagers for her deathSource: TikTok/aubreigh_wyatt

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Heather Wyatt shared posts on social media about Aubreigh’s struggle with cyberbullying following her deathAuthor: Heather Wyatt

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Although the mother did not name the person who allegedly abused her daughter, other Internet users quickly identified the four teenagers and shared their details widelySource: TikTok/aubreigh_wyatt

Wyatt says Aubreigh was the victim of extreme online harassment, especially from peers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi — about 60 miles west of Mobile, Alabama.

According to local reporters from The Sun Herald, her Facebook and TikTok posts have been viewed millions of times, and calls for “justice” for Aubreigh have been reposted on dozens of other accounts.

Although her mother did not provide the names of the four teenagers and did not threaten them, other Internet users soon did so.

The names, photos and private information of four minors were shared and republished several times, with at least one of the girls publicly providing her home address.

On Monday, an Ocean Springs judge served Wyatt with a court order ordering her to stop posting anything that could put four girls in danger.

The emergency order ordered her to temporarily delete all of her social media accounts “to protect minor children involved in this matter,” according to The Sun Herald.

LIVING IN “EVERYDAY FEAR”

The lawsuit against the grieving mother, filed by the parents of the four teenagers, accuses her of acting with malice, defamation and neglect towards the girls.

According to the complaint filed by attorneys Patrick Guild and Tim Holleman of Boyce Holleman & Associates in Gulfport, the parents alleged that Aubreigh died of other causes and that she had “previously attempted suicide and did not receive adequate medical care.”

“The direct and proximate cause of Defendant Heather Wyatt’s false, defamatory, and libelous social media posts is that Plaintiffs’ minor children are receiving offensive and repulsive messages from around the world attacking them, calling them vulgar names, sexualizing them, etc.,” the lawsuit reads.

“These young ladies WERE IN THE EIGHTH GRADE!!”

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The comments received ranged from offensive to horrific.

“We will turn your world upside down, burn it down, and make your life a living hell,” one commenter wrote.

“The plaintiffs, who are minor children, had to live in daily fear that something might happen to one of them, their children. family“or their friends,” the lawyers said.

According to the complaint, an investigation by local authorities into Aubreigh’s death found that the allegations of cyberbullying were “unsubstantiated.”

The parents are seeking unspecified damages for therapy and medical bills caused by the emotional stress caused by the situation, as well as punitive damages and attorney fees.

THE DANGERS OF CYBER BULLYING

Heather Wyatt’s latest posts focus mainly on raising awareness about mental health.

“I think (violence) is a topic that needs to be addressed, but I don’t want to incite hatred towards anyone, so I decided to focus only on the psychological aspect health “an aspect of it,” Wyatt told The Sun Herald.

We will turn your world upside down, burn it down and turn your life into hell.

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“I thought it would be helpful and would not cause any hostility or conflict between other people,” said the former primary school teacher.

She has previously made bold statements about those responsible for her daughter’s death.

Wyatt said she felt frustrated after speaking with authorities in February.

She wrote that she could provide evidence to support her accusations, but crossed out the names of the girls involved.

“The whole town knows who these kids are,” she added.

She claimed that one of the teens hit Aubreigh, which is a claim Police was “patently untrue” and that girls made fun of Aubreigh online after her death.

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Now, the parents of the teenage girls are suing Wyatt for defamation and slander after their daughters were allegedly attacked over their mother’s posts.Source: Family Material

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Wyatt has filed her own lawsuit against various social media companies for their role in the cyberbullying of her daughter.

Although an initial investigation into Aubreigh’s death found her mother’s claims were unfounded, the case will now be heard by a jury, as is customary in cases of unnatural death of a young person.

Last month, Wyatt started a GoFundMe page to help her family cover legal costs related to her campaign for justice.

“In our efforts for justice and accountability, we have encountered a serious financial obstacle,” she wrote.

“Despite our best efforts, we have reached a financial impasse. That is why, with a humble heart, I turn to each of you for your help in this difficult time.”

On July 8, she posted an update thanking everyone who donated money and saying the family had increased their fundraising goal to meet the overwhelming number of requests for help.

As of this writing, $88,840 of the $100,000 goal has been donated.

Attorneys for Heather Wyatt and the four teens did not immediately respond to The US Sun’s request for comment.

If you or someone you know is impacted by any of the issues in this story, please call or text Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to 988, chat at 988lifeline.org or text Crisis Text Line to 741741.