this is "nightline". >> tonight hazing cover up. new text messages in the case of the a penn state pledge who died after fraternity ritual detailing the frat brothers who waited 12 hours before calling for help appearing to cover up. >> text message after text me message demonstrating the callus disregard for one human being. plus the exclusive interview with black chyna post the pictures of her on social media. >> how could someone do this to
♪ good evening and we begin here tonight with new revelations in the horrifying case of tim piatza the student who died after an alleged hazing ritual at a penn state fraternity house. today in house stunning text messages that were sent one another as he lay dieing. >> it was a dramatic day in the courtroom as 16 former penn state fraternity members appeared in hearing relating to 19-year-old friend piazza of damaging round of text messages. >> there were text after text all of which demonstrating
callus disregard for one human being and a senseless need to try to preserve their own situations. >> these messages which could prove key to the case were allegedly exchanged between brothers of the defunct chapter of beta beta pi. these text messages. we are expletive beyond expletive. after this we could be kicked off. it's over. and i don't want to go to jail for this hazing is a huge thing. defense attorney saying the text messages are not incriminating the defenses. >> they're trying to figure it out. >> but prosecutors say they show attempt at a cover up one brother saying delete a group message so no evidence would be on tim's phone and another writing skeep quiet about last
night and the situation. >> tim would be alive had there been simple humanity exercised. >> they thought by erasing text messages or searches on the internet browser that they would prevent law enforcement from finding that information but once a text is set and internet search is conducted that information can't disappear so they're creating a paper trail to be used against them to show consciousness of guilt. >> these messages adding to the pile of evidence the prosecution has already collected as they try to piece together what happened in that fraternity house where a hazing ritual took a twist for the tragic. february 2nd piazza 13 others participated in a drinking challenge called the gauntlet
drinking copious amounts of alcohol quickly, and he suffered a catastrophic fall down a stairs. a brother there said he tried to get him the help he needed. >> i lost it. i was screaming and yelling, we need to take him to a hospital, call an ambulance, dial 9-1-1. >> instead of calling 9-1-1 there were eight hours of distressed injured piazza trying to get up, four men trying to drag his limp body up the stairs and trying to rouse him by slapping his face and pouring water over him. >> this is the worst possible depravitiy you could possibly have. >> the brothers were searching for phrases fall ago sleep after head injury and few minutes later binge drinking, alcohol, bruising or discoloration, cold
feet and cold hands. 12 hours after piazza awesome fa 12z hour 12 hours after piazza's first fall the call. >> when they saw him in intensive care. >> we were trying to find a spot of skin to touch. the nurse told me to kiss him good-bye. it was hard. that's what you think of when you close your eyes. >> it looked like he got hit by a car. he was in bad shape. he was on full life support. eyes were half open. he wasn't there. the nurse brought me in a room to see them. and they broke it to me that he wasn't going to wake up ever. >> piazza died from his injuries the next day.
medical experts estimate his blood alcohol content at the time of the fall was 0.4. >> what was it like for the parents to sit there and hear those details, those text messages being read outloud. >> in piazjim piazza 's word th wasn't a moment today i couldn't stop thinking about my son. it is excruciating to hit and hear the misconduct of the individuals that cost his son's life. >> of course it was a tragedy but doesn't mean there's intent involved in any of this. >> as many continue to ask how this could have happened the defense is pointing to penn state noting two security kbards hired by the university called social checkers were there moments before the call. and the company declined to comment. >> you have two security guards
hired by penn state going into that fraternity house just nine minutes before he falls down the stairs. >> we know these security guards are trained and know what they're looking for if they don't see a problem how is a 19-year-old supposed to see a problem if a trained professional doesn't see a problem. >> they're implementing new initiative that include looking at spot checks and checking for violations. they have permanently been banned. and saying hazing is not permitted. >> the argument from the university is under aged drinking has been a difficult problem to is solve for many, many years especially at fraternities because they're private property and not the property of the university. >> i think that's a cop out. >> they should have no under aged drinking whatsoever. they should are bouncers and bartenders and at any fraternity
function where alcohol is being served. >> we should definitely expect penn state to be hit with a major civil lawsuit. colleges have to look at policies in terms of how much are they doing. are they doing enough to prevent drinking on college campuses. >> 18 men are charged with his death 8 with felonies and the hearings will continue tomorrow. the family is seeking more than justice saying their ultimate goal is to make sure no one else suffers like their son and another family doesn't endure the loss they did. >> we have to be the advocates of change. tim is not just our son any more. he represents every son and daughter of every family that has someone that they want to send to college, that they want to participate in greek life. >> for "nightline" in bellfan, pa. next here exclusive
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♪ now to the reality star, black chyna, sat down exclusively with abc news to talk about graphic and personal pictures posted online by her one-time fiance rob kardashian her attorney is calling revenge porn. >> after being the target of her exes vicious online attack last week. >> i'd like to first and foremost thank the judge for granting me this restraining
order. >> black chyna individual vindi court with a restraining order against rob kardashian. >> we had a complete and total victory. >> her former fiance posted personality and graphic images of he her on social media accusing her of cheating on him and using him for his money. instagram has since shut down his account. >> i was devastated. how could somebody do this to me. i was very fearful because what else could he do. >> started off with her kissing another man. >> why did you send rob a video of you with another man. >> if somebody keeps poking at you and poking at you and poking as you you eventually are going to pop so i was like maybe if i
send this video to him then he'll just leave me alone. >> now is there any truth in that he thinks that you were still together at the time, is that possible? that's his explanation, i guess, for lashing out in this way. >> no, not at all. me and rob have been broken up since december. >> but chyna's attorney said doesn't matter when they broke up what he did was illegal, an act of revenge porn. >> in california revenge porn is a crime, a civil wrong and a form of domestic abuse. all three. doesn't matter if you gave the picture private to someone voluntarily doesn't mean you stent to be posted on the internet for all the world to see. >> after court a response from rob. >> mr. kardashian's behalf, apologized and offered our regrets for what has taken place
in the past couple of days and now we move forward to do one thing, and one thing only, what's ever in the best interest of this child. >> attorney represented oj simson in the crime of the centusencentury. >> along with kardashian's father. >> this yet another public aspect of their relationship captured in her episode she's founder of cosmetics and worked as a body double forminaj. rob is also an entrepreneur the only son of the famed kardashian family. >> do you ever think about the fact that you're the only person that has an actual child with a kardashian to carry on the kardashian name.
>> i never really thought about that until everybody else made it a big deal. i was just having a baby with a person i cared about. >> it is her past that colored the incident last week. born angela white once worked as a stripper and posted her own pictures on her social media accounts. >> i shouldn't be bullied to say you used to do this so you deserve that. >> let's say chyna posted similar nude pictures of herself and a former lover posts similar pictures how does the law distinguish between pt two acts. >> first of all she's not posted pictures of her genitals in the past, secondly any photos she may have chosen in the past that's her choice. she gets to choose. this time if those photos are made public and she did not constent to it. >> also a complex back story.
chyna was close friends with kim and chyna's started datingad his ba >> what do you say to people that say it is about revenge for the kardashians. >> that's not even my character s of i see these things and never address it. because i'm a bigger person. robert came at me. >> he said you used him for fame and fortune. >> i was already before the kardashians. >> i think we need to push back on the notion that because black chyna was a stripper that it's okay that he published these photo graphs that's sort of blaming the victim, isn't it. >> 38 states and the district of columbia have made revenge porn
a crime it is merchandise isdem california punished by $5,000 fine and six months in ng about all over the world. victimized over again i don't me if six months is enough. >> rob has hit me before yes. >> >> this was in april. >> thank you guys very much. >> kardashian referred to robert shapiro's public statement referring all allegations against him since last week the kardashian women are silent in response to black chyna. commitme kim's representatives sent the news nondisclosure agreement
that was signed on her appearance on the kardashian shows. chyna says she's not rying to get custody away from him. >> i will never try to take custody away from her dad. hopefully we can find common ground and be the best co-parents as we can be. >> do you think rob should go to classes, primarily number one is to protect her safety. >> for now chyna is just focused on her children. >> what is dream up to now? >> well dream is actually grown her two front teeth and bottom left tooth so it's so funny i'm like looking trying to make her laugh. >> for night line i'm lindsey davis in los angeles.
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