What We Know About the Lawsuits Against Aubreigh Wyatt’s Mother
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What We Know About the Lawsuits Against Aubreigh Wyatt’s Mother

Heather has set up a GoFundMe to cover legal costs.

What We Know About the Lawsuits Against Aubreigh Wyatt’s Mother
Aubreigh Wyatt
Source: tiktok/@aubreigh_wyatt

Content warning: This article mentions suicide.

The sad case of Mississippi teenager Aubreigh Wyatt, who committed suicide due to bullying, took the internet by storm in early July 2024. From condolences to anti-cyberbullying campaigns and suicide prevention resources, people around the world moved by her situation joined the conversation, much of it led by Aubreigh’s mother, Heather.

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After her daughter’s death, Heather Wyatt took to social media to spread the word about teenage bullying and share her daughter’s story. However, she has since been sued by the parents of four of Aubreigh’s alleged abusers, who say Heather’s social media presence promotes false accusations, stokes the fire against the girls and puts them in dangerous situations.

Here’s what we know so far.

Aubreigh Wyatt
Source: tiktok/@aubreigh_wyatt

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Heather Wyatt is being sued by the parents of Aubreigh’s alleged abusers.

According to Biloxi Sun Heraldwhich is a local publication for the developing situation, Heather Wyatt is being sued for “falsely (accusing) four girls of harassing her daughter, 13-year-old Aubreigh Wyatt, into committing suicide, exposing them and their families to horrific threats from around the world.”

Heather didn’t directly name the four alleged bullies, but social media found and circulated their names, ages, and in one case, home addresses. Since then, they’ve been the subject of a wave of hate on social media — especially on TikTok.

In the lawsuit, the parents are seeking compensation for the girls’ therapy and “any other medical bills caused by the emotional distress they are experiencing.”

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Another part of the lawsuit claims that since it was known that Aubreigh struggled with mental health issues, the bullies cannot be blamed for her suicide. It notes that the 13-year-old “had previously attempted suicide and did not receive adequate medical care.”

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Since the lawsuit was filed, a judge has ordered Heather to close all of her social media accounts to “protect minors accused of harassing Aubreigh.” Sun Herald states. This has further enraged social media users who feel Heather is being unfairly silenced.

Heather Wyatt started a GoFundMe account on Aubreigh’s behalf.

Social media users shared a link to a GoFundMe page created by Heather Wyatt on Aubreigh’s behalf. The fundraiser has already raised more than $92,000 of Heather’s $100,000 goal, which is being used for “unexpected legal costs — from filing fees to consultations and various other legal aspects,” according to the page.