Girl Scout Robber Stefanie Woods: Sociopath? Or Helpless Victim Of The…

Stefanie Woods is a photogenic 18-year-old whose crime spree has captivated idyllic Palm Beach. If Law & Order taught me anything it's that she's also a sociopath. But see if you think I'm giving humanity too much credit: it all started when Woods, a part-time model, started chatting up a nine-year-old Girl Scout… » 5/29/08 12:00pm 5/29/08 12:00pm

Lori Drew Indicted For Inviting Megan Meier To Touch Her "Snake"

Lori Drew has been indicted! (We totally want to marry the California courts today.) The Los Angeles feds have indicted the Missouri mom who masterminded the MySpace hoax that led 13-year-old Megan Meier to hang herself on charges of fraud and conspiracy in a case that probably has some... interesting First Amendment… » 5/15/08 3:30pm 5/15/08 3:30pm

Megan Meier's MySpace Hoax Tormenter: "I Just Wanted It To End"

Remember back when MySpace tormenting mommy Lori Drew was the worst person in the world? Well, she still is, and here thanks to this morning's Good Morning America we have her 19-year-old co-conspirator Ashley Grills finally confirming it. If you never followed the story: it roughly goes: a thirteen-year-old hung… » 4/02/08 4:30pm 4/02/08 4:30pm

Megan Meier: Just Your Average, Small Dog-Loving, Depressed, Bipolar,…

The New Yorker becomes the latest media outlet to reexamine the Megan Meier suicide this week, and despite this topic not exactly being underexposed, it's a thoughtful, texture-rich story about a girl who sounds so insanely normal you sorta wonder how the fuck you would go about raising yourself as a teenager. (Ooooh,… » 1/14/08 12:00pm 1/14/08 12:00pm

The Suicide That Proved We Are Still A Nation Capable Of "Shock"

In the 13 days since we first heard word of the case of Lori Drew, the mother whose Myspace hoax drove 13-year-old Megan Meier to suicide, pretty much every major news outlet seems to have covered — including Doctor Drew himself, who appeared pretty disgusted by the whole thing on Monday night's Anderson Cooper 360.… » 11/28/07 6:30pm 11/28/07 6:30pm

The Megan Meier Police Report: There Are (Almost) No Words

The Smoking Gun has finally unearthed the Megan Meier police report, which is to say, it unearthed the police report filed by one Lori Drew, in response to the "hostility" and "tension" she felt in her suburban St. Louis community after Meier, her 13-year neighbor, hung herself in the closet in despair over having… » 11/20/07 2:30pm 11/20/07 2:30pm

"Megan Died Never Knowing This Young Man Didn't Exist"

The story of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old who killed herself after being abruptly dissed by a MySpace suitor who turned out to be the sick creation of her ex-friend's mother, has hit the national news circuit full-force. Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 brought us footage of her MySpace profile — "Wait for the one who… » 11/19/07 12:00pm 11/19/07 12:00pm

Are The Parents Who MySpace-Tormented Megan Meier Into Killing Herself…

This is Megan Meier, who is now dead. She hung herself at age thirteen after the parents of one of her former classmates used MySpace to create a character named Josh Evans, who spent a few months flirting with her before abruptly turning on her and calling her a "slut" and a "bad person" etc. etc. And while we… » 11/15/07 1:30pm 11/15/07 1:30pm

If You Can Handle A Really Depressing Teen Suicide Story Right Now...

These people are Tina and Ron Meier of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. If you hadn't heard of them yet, they used to have a daughter named Megan. Megan was thirteen, awkward and overweight, though everything had been picking up since she'd lost 25 pounds and met "Josh," a sixteen-year-old by on MySpace. Josh was hot, and… » 11/14/07 6:30pm 11/14/07 6:30pm