This was written by Leah Parsons.

Dear Tormenters, You can hide behind the computer and make threats but I am not afraid of you and no I will not shut up. I stand for my daughter and I always will. Your attacks at my bad parenting do not hurt because I know what Rehtaeh and I had for 17yrs and I know what type of a parent I was and I am confident in that.

I/we did not ruin the “little boys” life. They made their own decisions. Did they think sending a photo around of Rehtaeh would not ruin hers? They had days to decide whether sending a photo of Rehtaeh would be a wise decision and they made their choice.

Asking us why we made such a big deal of what happened to her after her death and not before is again a bizarre question. We always made a big deal of it and so did Rehtaeh. When the investigation ended a full year later. She tried to move on. She wanted to be believed and not have everyone attack her character and harass her.

It baffles my mind that we are suffering the loss of our child and people like you continue to attack us, attack Rehtaeh. What are you trying to prove? Our daughter is gone, she was not the same girl after November 2011. We lived with pain and she struggled immensely, yet you want us to feel for you? No, I was not there that night and neither were you but I know the repercussions and everything that followed .

Rehtaeh, you were up against some pretty cruel people with zero compassion or caring.