Suicide girl’s father rejects ask.fm self-post claim

 

The father of a teenager who was found hanged after receiving hate messages on the social media website ask.fm has reacted angrily to claims that his daughter posted the messages herself.

David Smith, father of 14-year-old Hannah, has accused the company of attempting to “cover their backs” in the wake of her death.

According to The Sunday Times, executives from the site allegedly concluded Hannah had set up most of the anonymous identities herself and sent most of the messages.

That version of events has been challenged by Mr Smith. “They would say that, wouldn’t they?” he told the newspaper.

He reportedly said that he knew the identity of one of those who had bullied his daughter on the site.

“I have evidence she was being bullied by someone on the site. They [the bully] had admitted it.” 

The schoolgirl, from Lutterworth, Leicestershire, was found hanged at her home 10 days ago. It emerged she had been taunted for months on the site over her weight and the death of an uncle. 

Ask.fm declined to comment on the development.

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