A professor is suing a detective and tarot card reader on TikTok who accuses her of involvement in the mysterious murder of four Idaho students that has baffled authorities for weeks.
Texas TikTok personality Ashley Guillard posted several videos on the popular platform accusing Rebecca Scofield, an assistant professor of history at the University of Idaho, of being romantically involved with one of the slain students and ordering her murders.
The videos have been viewed millions of times.
Schofield denied the allegations in a lawsuit alleging she never met any of the four students.
Law enforcement agencies have been heavily criticized for investigating the bizarre murders of college students at a tenement building in Moscow, Idaho. Police were unable to identify suspects or obtain murder weapons in the case, prompting online detectives like Guillard to publicize their speculation and unverified rumours.
Schofield said in the lawsuit that Guillard was tarnishing her reputation by making false allegations.
“Guillard’s statements are false,” the lawsuit says. “Professor Scofield was not involved in the murders, and she had never met any of the victims, let alone formed a romantic relationship with them. Guillard’s videos have been viewed millions of times, boosting Guillard’s online personality at the expense of Professor Scofield’s reputation. ”
Guillard responded to the lawsuit over her TikTok videos with another video on TikTok.
“I’m actually glowing with excitement,” she replied. “I’m going to start planning immediately because I can’t wait to present my ideas on Rebecca Scofield and her role in the murder of the four University of Idaho students in court.”
In a second video she shows said that Schofield would regret filing the lawsuit against her.
Law enforcement officials have warned the public against sharing and promoting alternative theories about the bizarre murder.
Here’s more about the Idaho murder lawsuit:
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/tiktok-prof-idaho-murders-lawsuit Professor is suing TikTok tarot card reader and detective she accused of orchestrating the murder of 4 Idaho students over romantic involvement