NEWARK - Attorneys for one of the Rutgers University students accused of broadcasting live images of a student in a sexual encounter with another man say their client is innocent.

Attorneys for Molly Wei, of Princeton, N.J., said Tuesday in a statement that she is "a wonderful, caring and talented young woman with a bright future." They say she has been maligned by unfounded attacks on her character.

Prosecutors have charged Wei and fellow Rutgers freshman Dharun Ravi, of Plainsboro, with invasion of privacy for allegedly using a webcam to broadcast an intimate same-sex encounter between Ravi's roommate and another man.

The roommate, 18-year-old freshman Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death into the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge three days later, according to New York City officials.

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