Megan Meier

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Baillie Tanner, Target of Homecoming Prank, is "Happier Than She's Ever Been"

    Baillie Tanner, the 15-year-old Pacific High School sophomore whose parents discovered she was the target of a cruel homecoming prank, was crowned on Saturday and attended the school dance. Although rumors have swirled for weeks that she would be jeered or even pelted with eggs, the event went off ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Missouri's Cyber-Bullying Law Partly Struck Down by State Supreme Court

    Missouri Supreme Court justices believe legislators went too far with the 2008 anti-cyber-bullying law they passed in reaction to the suicide of Megan Meier. (You may remember Meier as the 13-year-old from Dardenne Prairie who hung herself after a different girl and that girl's mother posed on MySpa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Mom Acquitted of Making Fake Craigslist Ad, Prostituting Her Teenage Enemy

    Elizabeth Thrasher: Lives up to her surname in online feuds.​Missouri's cyber-harassment law has teeth. But does it have bite?  Not when you consider a case this week that seemed like it would be a slam dunk for prosecutors to win a first-ever conviction for the state's 2008 law to crack down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Rants and Raves May Put Jerry Andres Back in the Slammer

    photo by Jennifer Silverberg Jerry Andres may be in trouble again.​A neighborhood dispute in St. Charles County that culminated with a "terrorist threat" to repeat the Kirkwood City Council rampage at Dardenne Prairie City Hall is the the subject of a news story in this week's dead tree edi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Suburban Journals Reporter Who Broke MySpace Murder Story is Back on the Teen-Girl Suicide Beat...And Leaving A Lot Unanswered

    Almost two years to the date that Suburban Journals reporter Steve Pokin broke the news of what's been dubbed the "MySpace murder," he's penned another spooky, apparently local tale about technology and teenage suicide. Once again, readers are left wanting. Wikimedia CommonsAfter being bul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Judge: No Space in Prison for MySpace Villain, Dismisses Case Against Lori Drew

    http://mylifeofcrime.files.wordpress.comA grainy, MySpace-worthy photo of Lori DrewA federal judge in Los Angeles says he will dismiss the case against Lori Drew, the St. Charles County woman convicted of three misdemeanors last November for breaking MySpace's "Terms of Use Policy." Drew helped crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Hasn't Lori Drew Suffered Enough Already?

    That's the argument that Drew's attorney makes in a brief filed yesterday as part of her pre-sentence report. If you haven't been keeping score at home, Drew was convicted by a jury in L.A. in November of three misdemeanors for breaking MySpace's "Terms of Use Policy" after she helped create a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Lori Drew Moving From Waterford Crystal Drive

    Eleven months ago the RFT published "Broken Lives On Waterford Crystal Drive" about the Internet backlash directed at Lori Drew, the now-infamous woman who allegedly drove Megan Meier, her teenage neighbor, to suicide by sending her messages from a fake MySpace account.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Lori Drew Pleads Not Guilty in Los Angeles

    St. Charles resident Lori Drew on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of "conspiracy and accessing protected computers without authorization" in Los Angeles, where the offices of are located. Steven Mikulan / LA Weekly Media Village of the Damned: Press waiting for Lori Drew LA We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Criminal Charges to be Filed in Megan Meier Case

    Update, 7 p.m.: reports the following: A federal indictment accuses Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of using a MySpace account to pose as a 16-year-old boy and feign romantic interest in the girl. The girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide after her online love interest spurned her, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    MySpace Bully Talks Back (Maybe)

    My fellow staff writer Keegan Hamilton was unable to reach Lori or Curt Drew for his story last week on the hanging death of thirteen-year-old Megan Meier. Lori Drew’s voicemail box was full, and no one answered the door at the couple’s home on Waterford Crystal Drive. Other journalists -- fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    St. Louis Proposes Law Against “Cyber-Harassment”

    In response to the escalating rage over the death of St. Charles teen Megan Meier, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today introduced legislation that would make “cyber-harassment” a crime. If approved, the Board Bill 404, sponsored by Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed and Alderwoman April F ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2007

    Broken Lives on Waterford Crystal Drive

    When it comes to cyber-malice, the Internet has its own version of vigilante justice.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Don't forget to brush and floss daily at A to Z. The Smoking Gun supplies the Megan Meier police report. (Via Jezebel) Is STLWorkingMom a blog snob? Take a stroll through Columbia, Illinois, with Darren Snow. www.kitsu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check waves goodbye to Big V's. In case you missed it: Yesterday's Today Show appearance by Megan Meier's parents. Discover which locals kicked ass this year. Bloggers vs. Walgreens. Can you guess who won? So, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Story of Girl’s Suicide Takes on New Life Online

    Earlier this week the Post-Dispatch’s suburban sibling St. Charles Journal ran a heartbreaking story by Steve Pokin about the suicide of an awkward thirteen-year-old from Dardenne Prairie, Megan Meier. Ron Sykes | St. Charles Journal Megan Meier's parents, Tina and Ron Meier, at their daughter' ... More >>