Parsons, Rehtaeh

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Parsons, Rehtaeh Gender: F
Rehtaeh Anne Parsons
born on 9 December 1995 at 02:43 (= 02:43 AM )
Place Halifax, Nova Scotia (CAN), 44n39, 63w36
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°42' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°53 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°49'

Rehtaeh Parsons (2012)
photo: Jason Barnes, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Canadian 17-year-old High School student, who attempted suicide by hanging at her home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, leading to a coma and the decision to switch her life support machine off on 7 April 2013. Her death has been attributed to online distribution of photos of an alleged gang rape that occurred 17 months prior to her suicide, in November 2011, when she was aged 15. On a Facebook page set up in tribute to her daughter, Parsons' mother blamed the four boys who allegedly raped and released images of her, the subsequent constant "bullying and messaging and harassment", and the failure of the Canadian justice system, for her daughter's decision to commit suicide.

In response to Parsons' suicide, Nova Scotia enacted a law in August 2013 allowing victims to seek protection from cyberbullying and to sue the perpetrator.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Sex Victimization/Rape November 2011 (Alleged)
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  • Death by Suicide 7 April 2013 (Coma following hanging, age 17)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her in "Autobiography," 12 Sept. 2012, Rehtaeh Parsons Society [1]: "My name is Rehtaeh Anne Parsons. I was born at 2:43 AM, December 9th, 1995, at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia."


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Social crime victim (Cyberbullying)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 17)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (By hanging)
  • Vocation : Education : Other Education (High school student)