Web of Lies S2E3 Script

Friend Request (2015)

ADOLESCENCE IS HARD ENOUGH...

PLEASE, MOM? NOTHING'S GONNA HAPPEN.

...WITHOUT A FRIEND WHO'S ACTUALLY AN ENEMY.

HOW CAN YOU BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM ONLINE?

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM.

NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED...

MOM!

...AS A TERRIBLE SECRET LURKS IN CYBERSPACE AND A NEIGHBORHOOD TEARS ITSELF APART.

YOU BITCH!

THEY WERE VERY CLOSE TO BEING LYNCHED.

MY GOD.

I JUST REMEMBER HATRED.

I WANT YOU TO FEEL WHAT I FEEL!

THEY NEEDED TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

13-YEAR-OLD MEGAN MEIER HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME.

SHE'S DEPRESSED, GETTING PICKED ON AT SCHOOL, AND SHE'S BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER.

SHE WAS GOING THROUGH A TON OF BULLYING.

SHE ALWAYS FELT DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER KIDS, AND SO MEGAN WAS ALWAYS VERY SELF-CONSCIOUS.

SHE WAS MISERABLE, CRYING IN THE MORNING, CRYING IN THE AFTERNOON, AND SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE.

BUT TODAY SHE STARTED AT A NEW SCHOOL AND SHE FEELS LIKE HER LIFE IS ALREADY BEGINNING TO TURN AROUND.

HI. HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY?

DIFFERENT.

YEAH?

EVERYONE WAS NICE. GOOD.

THEY ASKED ME TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL TONIGHT.

CAN I GO, MOM?

OF COURSE. YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I FELT AMAZING ABOUT IT.

I HAD MY DAUGHTER BACK THAT WAS HAPPY AND EXCITED ABOUT LIFE AND HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS.

SHE WAS A LOT HAPPIER WITH THIS SCHOOL CHANGE.

SHE WAS ALWAYS HANGING OUT WITH PEOPLE, AND SHE HAD GOTTEN INVOLVED IN VOLLEYBALL AND SHE WAS DOING REALLY GOOD.

IT'S THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER IN MEGAN'S LIFE.

HEY, MEGAN!

HEY!

YOU STILL COMING OVER? I BOUGHT NEW LIP GLOSS.

I HAVE VOLLEYBALL. MAYBE TOMORROW.

WE COULD MYSPACE.

I'M NOT ALLOWED. GET SOME PRACTICE.

MEGAN AND SARAH WERE COMPLETE OPPOSITES, AND IT WAS A POSITIVE THING IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE MEGAN WAS THAT KID THAT WAS KIND OF ALWAYS ON THE RUN.

BYE.

WHERE SARAH WAS THE OPPOSITE.

SARAH WAS MORE OF AN INTROVERT.

THEY WOULD HANG OUT, SPEND THE NIGHT AT EACH OTHER'S HOUSE, GO SHOPPING.

BUT OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, GOING INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL, RELATIONSHIPS START TO CHANGE.

SHE'S JUST BUSY.

IT'S NOT ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU.

A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, SARAH'S MOM LORI MOVED HER FAMILY TO WATERFORD CRYSTAL DRIVE BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THE PERFECT PLACE TO RAISE CHILDREN.

WE WERE VERY CLOSE-KNIT.

WE ALL HAD KIDS SOMEWHERE AROUND THE SAME AGE.

THEY GREW UP TOGETHER.

WE WERE ALL OUTSIDE AT THE SAME TIME, WATCHING OUR KIDS LEARN HOW TO RIDE BIKES AND PLAY BALL.

IT WAS A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS DEFINITELY SAFE.

I DON'T EVER REMEMBER THERE BEING A CRIME ON MY STREET, AT LEAST, THE ENTIRE TIME GROWING UP THERE.

MEGAN'S FAMILY AND MY FAMILY WERE REALLY CLOSE.

YOU KNOW, I CONSIDERED MEGAN AND ALLISON AS BASICALLY MY LITTLE SISTERS.

COME ON, LET'S GO.

I JUST HAVE TO GET MY KNEE PADS.

OKAY. OKAY.

LORI DREW IS HOPING THAT SHE AND HER FAMILY CAN BLEND INTO THIS CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY.

HI. HI, LORI.

SO MEGAN'S GOT ANOTHER VOLLEYBALL MATCH?

YEAH, SHE MADE THE "A" TEAM.

LORI DREW WAS ONE OF THOSE PARENTS THAT WANTED TO MOLD HER DAUGHTER SARAH, AND SHE WANTED TO MOLD THOSE FRIENDSHIPS IN, TOO, BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS WANTED SARAH TO BE HAPPY.

WELL, SHE DOESN'T REALLY SEEM TO HAVE ANY TIME FOR MY SARAH ANYMORE.

SHE DOESN'T EVEN CHAT ON MYSPACE.

WHEN LORI FOUND OUT THAT MEGAN WAS SWITCHING NEW SCHOOLS, SHE WAS NOT HAPPY.

AND I EXPLAINED TO HER, THIS ISN'T ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN MAKING THE BEST CHOICES FOR MEGAN AND HELPING HER THROUGH.

BECAUSE SHE HAD A.D.D. AND SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION FROM A VERY EARLY AGE.

GET IN.

WHAT'S THAT ABOUT MYSPACE?

NOTHING.

HAVE A NICE DAY NOW. BYE, LORI.

LORI... I COULD NEVER STAND HER.

SHE WAS JUST REAL ANNOYING MOSTLY.

I... ME AND MY MOM AND...

NONE OF US COULD REALLY STAND HER, BUT SHE WAS JUST ALWAYS AROUND.

MAYBE WE CAN GET ASHLEY TO COME AROUND.

I WANT TO HANG OUT WITH MEGAN! THAT'S WHY WE MOVED HERE.

MOM, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!

I WILL. I KNOW. I WILL, BABY.

I KNOW...

YOU'RE SO ANNOYING!

WITH MEGAN'S NEW SCHOOL AND FRIENDS COME NEW PASSIONS.

THE LATEST CRAZE IS MYSPACE, BUT TINA IS UNSURE ABOUT IT.

PLEASE, MOM!

YOU'RE TOO YOUNG!

BUT ALL OF THE GIRLS ARE ON MYSPACE!

WELL, I HAVE TO PROTECT YOU.

I CERTAINLY WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT IT, BECAUSE MEGAN WAS THAT KID THAT WOULD RUN

20 MILES INTO THE WRONG DIRECTION JUST TO KIND OF BE A PART OF SOMETHING, EVEN IF SHE KNEW MAYBE THERE'S DANGER.

BUT I ALSO WANTED TO BUILD TRUST WITH HER, AND I TOLD HER I WOULD LET HER HAVE A MYSPACE, BUT I PUT VERY STRICT RULES IN PLACE.

"RULE THREE... MOM AND DAD ARE THE ONLY ONES WITH THE PASSWORD."

AND... RULE FOUR?

NOBODY ELSE DOES THIS!

RULE FOUR?

OKAY...

WHEN I TOLD HER THE RULES, SHE WAS LIKE, "MY GOSH, MOM. SERIOUSLY.

"YOU'RE LIKE A WARDEN OF A PRISON.

NO ONE ELSE IS LIKE YOU."

WHEN MEGAN GOES LIVE, SHE CHOOSES prettyinbling16 AS HER INSTANT MESSAGING NAME.

SHE LOVED BEING ON THE COMPUTER, AND SHE TOOK SO MANY PICTURES OF HERSELF DOING GOOFY STUFF.

HEY!

ANY TIME MEGAN WAS ON, BECAUSE I HAD TO SIGN HER ON...

COVER YOUR EYES.

I WAS ALWAYS WITHIN THAT AREA.

NO PEEKING.

AND I ALWAYS SIGNED HER OFF.

OKAY. GOOD TO GO.

MY SISTER WAS ALWAYS ON THE COMPUTER.

IT WAS DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BASEMENT.

BUT I DIDN'T REALLY PAY THAT MUCH ATTENTION TO HER, 'CAUSE SHE ALWAYS HAD HER FACE IN THE COMPUTER.

ABOUT THREE WEEKS AFTER MEGAN STARTED HER MYSPACE, SHE GO A FRIEND REQUEST.

MOM, MOM, MOM, COME HERE! COME LOOK AT THIS!

WHAT?

IT WAS A PICTURE OF A GOOD-LOOKING BOY, AND HIS NAME WAS JOSH EVANS.

HE WANTS TO BE FRIENDS WITH ME.

AND I SAID, "WELL, MEG, DO YOU KNOW HIM?"

AND SHE'S LIKE, "MOM, NO, BUT HE'S HOT."

BUT HE'S 16!

PLEASE, MOM? COME ON.

NOTHING'S GONNA HAPPEN.

TINA IS INSTINCTIVELY SKEPTICAL.

ALL RIGHT.

I LET MEGAN ADD HIM BECAUSE I WANTED TO BUILD TRUST WITH HER.

BUT I ALSO SAID, "IF ANYTHING NEGATIVE, ANYTHING SEXUAL'S SAID, HE'S DELETED IMMEDIATELY.

THEY STARTED TALKING.

MEGAN SAW PICTURES OF JOSH, AND SHE THOUGHT HE WAS CUTE.

AND HE COMMENTED ON HER PICTURES AND SAID SHE HAD BEAUTIFUL EYES AND A GREAT SMILE.

IT WAS A NICE FEELING THAT HE WAS SAYING NICE THINGS TO HER, TELLING HER SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL.

MEGAN WAS DEFINITELY BOY CRAZY.

SHE LIKED TALKING TO JOSH EVANS A LOT, SO I GUESS IT WAS A GOOD WAY FOR HER TO, LIKE, INTERACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

MEGAN FALLS HARD FOR JOSH.

HE TELLS HER HE WAS BORN IN FLORIDA AND ONLY RECENTLY MOVED TO HER HOMETOWN OF O'FALLON, MISSOURI.

HE ALSO REVEALS THAT HE COMES FROM A BROKEN HOME.

MEGAN HAD A BIG HEART, SO MEGAN WOULD FEEL BAD FOR PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLED AND WOULD GET ATTACHED EMOTIONALLY WHEN SHE WORRIES ABOUT SOMEBODY.

AND IT ENDED UP TO WHERE MEGAN AND JOSH SAID THEY WERE IN THIS RELATIONSHIP.

I LOOKED AT HER AND I SAID, "MEG, HONEY, "HOW CAN YOU BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM ONLINE?

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM."

MEGAN IS DESPERATE TO MEET JOSH AND INVITES HIM TO HER 14th BIRTHDAY PARTY.

HE TELLS HER HE CAN'T MAKE IT.

THEN SHE ASKS FOR HIS PHONE NUMBER.

HE SAYS HIS MOTHER CAN'T AFFORD A PHONE.

I WORRIED BECAUSE THERE WAS ALWAYS THIS EXCUSE.

"I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE,"

OR "WE JUST MOVED IN. WE DON'T REALLY HAVE INTERNET.

I'M USING IT AT A DIFFERENT PLACE."

AND I EVEN SAID TO MEG, "HONEY, SOMETHING DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT."

YOU'RE SO PARANOID!

IT JUST SOUNDS WRONG, THAT'S ALL.

IT DIDN'T SIT RIGHT, IT DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD PINPOINT.

AS MEGAN'S INFATUATION WITH JOSH GROWS, HER FRIENDSHIP WITH HER NEIGHBOR SARAH COOLS OFF EVEN MORE.

ONE MORNING WHEN MEGAN'S AT SCHOOL, TINA FINDS THE COMPUTER ON IN THE BASEMENT WITH MEGAN STILL LOGGED ON TO MYSPACE.

SHE TYPES, "HELLO."

JOSH, A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO, IN THEORY, WOULD NORMALLY BE AT SCHOOL HIMSELF, REPLIES.

I SAT THERE AND THOUGHT FOR A SECOND AND I THOUGHT, "I'M GONNA RESPOND TO HIM,"

AND I SAID, "THIS IS MEGAN'S MOM."

HE RESPONDED BACK AND SAID, "YOU'RE WANTING TO PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER."

I-I REALLY WAS UNEASY, 'CAUSE I THOUGHT, TYPICALLY WITH A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY, THEY HAVE EITHER, LIKE, COMPLETELY GOTTEN OFF, OR THEY WOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING LIKE, "WHAT A BITCH."

THINGS DIDN'T FEEL QUITE RIGHT.

TINA REALIZES THAT MEGAN COULD BE IN DANGER.

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT SEXUAL PREDATORS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, I JUST GOT THIS GOD-AWFUL FEELING.

8th GRADER MEGAN MEIER HAS FORMED A CLOSE ONLINE FRIENDSHIP WITH A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY SHE MET ON MYSPACE, BUT HER MOM IS SUSPICIOUS OF HIS TRUE IDENTITY.

I DID CONTACT THE POLICE, JUST TO FIND OUT, IS THIS ACCOUNT REAL OR NOT?

CAN I FIND OUT?

I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT MY DAUGHTER AND SOMEONE SHE'S TALKING TO ON MYSPACE.

THEY BASICALLY SAID, "LISTEN, "THERE'S NO WAY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO FIND OUT

"IF THIS ACCOUNT IS FAKE OR NOT IF NOTHING HAS BEEN SAID, "IF THERE'S NOTHING OF A...

YOU KNOW, THAT THEY'RE INTENDING TO HURT HER."

THAT'S... ALL RIGHT.

HI!

FINE. THANK YOU.

WHO WAS THAT?

HEY, HOW WAS YOUR GAME?

GOOD. WE WON 12-13.

LISTEN, I JUST CALLED 9-1-1 ABOUT JOSH.

YOU DID WHAT?!

MEGAN, HE'S OLDER THAN YOU.

WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM.

WHY ARE YOU SUCH A CONTROL FREAK?

AND SHE WAS LIKE, "MY GOD, MOM!" SHE WAS, LIKE, MORTIFIED.

"YOU DON'T TRUST ME, YOU DON'T CARE."

I THOUGHT THAT TALKING TO MEGAN'S MOM WOULD SCARE HIM AWAY.

MEGAN IMMEDIATELY GOES BACK ONLINE, DESPERATELY HOPING HER MOTHER HASN'T SCARED OFF HER ONLINE BOYFRIEND JOSH EVANS.

BUT SURE ENOUGH, THAT NIGHT HE POPPED ON.

HE TALKED TO MEGAN AS IF NOTHING HAD HAPPENED.

AND SO IT DID KIND OF MAKE US EVEN MORE SUSPICIOUS.

WHAT?!

LIKE, WELL... HE DIDN'T GET SCARED AWAY, SO... WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON WITH HIM?

I REALLY WISHED THAT HE WOULD JUST GO AWAY.

BUT IF I DELETED HIM AND SAID, "ABSOLUTELY, YOU MUST DELETE HIM NOW,"

WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN AS A TYPICAL TEENAGE KID, SHE WOULD HAVE WENT BEHIND MY BACK, AND THEN I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T HAVE KNOWN WHAT WAS GOING ON.

JOSH AND MEGAN'S ONLINE ROMANCE IS BACK ON TRACK, UNTIL 3 WEEKS BEFORE HER 14th BIRTHDAY.

AS SHE MAKES PLANS FOR HER UPCOMING PARTY, SHE GOES ONLINE TO TALK TO JOSH, AND SUDDENLY HER WORLD BEGINS TO FALL APART.

AS SHE SIGNED ON THAT EVENING, SHE HAD A MESSAGE FROM JOSH.

"I DON'T WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH YOU ANYMORE.

YOU'RE NOT A NICE PERSON."

MOM!

YEAH?

COME LOOK AT THIS.

MEGAN LOOKED AT ME AND SHE'S LIKE, "MOM, WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT'S ABOUT?"

AND I SAID, "HONEY, I HAVE NO CLUE."

HE'S PROBABLY JUST HAVING A BAD DAY.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

SO SHE RESPONDED BACK AND SAID, "WHERE'D YOU GET THIS FROM?"

HEY, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE.

SHE SENT IT AGAIN, STILL NO RESPONSE.

COME ON, LET'S GO UPSTAIRS. HONEY, DON'T WORRY...

THEN IT WAS GETTING LATE, AND I SAID, "MEG, YOU NEED TO SIGN OFF."

THAT NIGHT, MEGAN HAS A HARD TIME SHAKING OFF JOSH'S REJECTION.

I DON'T GET IT.

DON'T WORRY, HON. IT'S NOTHING. REALLY.

I WAS WORRIED BECAUSE OF THE PAST BULLYING.

IT WAS A CONSTANT, YOU KNOW, UP AND DOWN BECAUSE OF THE DEPRESSION AND A.D.D.

SO CERTAINLY I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER.

AND I THOUGHT, "WHAT'S GOING ON?"

I JUST HAD THIS HORRIBLE FEELING ABOUT JOSH EVANS.

THE NEXT DAY, I PICKED HER UP FROM SCHOOL, AND MEGAN WAS UPSET.

I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING OF IT.

I WAS USED TO IT.

SHE HAD HER MOOD SWINGS.

SHE'D BE HAPPY ONE SECOND, AND THEN SHE'D BE SO UPSET AND DEPRESSED THE NEXT.

HI!

YOU OKAY?

YOU ALL RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY, ALLISON, UPSTAIRS.

BRUSH YOUR TEETH. LET'S GO.

HEY, ARE YOU OKAY?

DON'T WORRY ABOUT... IS THIS ABOUT JOSH?

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

MOM, CAN YOU LOG ME ON?

NOW? YES, PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

THE MOMENT WE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR, INSTANTLY SHE WANTS TO SIGN ON TO MYSPACE.

I SAID, "MEG, YOU'VE GOT A FEW MINUTES.

I'VE GOT TO TAKE YOUR SISTER TO THE ORTHODONTIST."

I WAS IN A RUSH, AND I LEFT.

OFF MYSPACE. NOW.

JUST ONE MESSAGE, I PROMISE.

NO, YOU KNOW THE RULES. OFF.

OKAY, MOM.

THIS TIME, TINA TAKES MEGAN AT HER WORD.

YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH? JUST ONE MORE MESSAGE, AND SHE'LL TURN OFF THE COMPUTER.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS.

JOSH FINALLY RESPONDS TO MEGAN, BUT NOT IN THE WAY SHE WAS HOPING FOR.

AND WHEN TINA CALLS TO CHECK THAT MEGAN HAS SIGNED OFF...

SHE WAS CRYING, AND I SAID, "MEG, WHAT'S GOING ON?"

MOM...

A MESSAGE HAD CAME IN THAT SAID, "YOU HEARD ME. NO ONE LIKES YOU.

NO ONE WANTS TO BE FRIENDS WITH YOU."

I SAID, "MEG, SIGN OFF. I WILL BE HOME."

IT ONLY GETS WORSE, BECAUSE JOSH HAS CONVINCED DOZENS OF HIS ONLINE FRIENDS AND KIDS FROM MEGAN'S OLD SCHOOL TO MOCK HER WITH THE MOST VICIOUS INSULTS THEY CAN THINK OF.

I CALLED HER PROBABLY ANOTHER HALF AN HOUR LATER.

SHE WAS SOBBING. I COULDN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HER, AND I SAID, "MEG, OKAY, STOP. WHAT'S GOING ON?"

THEY'RE POSTING A SURVEY ABOUT ME.

"MEGAN MEIER'S A SLUT, MEGAN MEIER'S FAT."

Megan, log off right now.

I'LL BE HOME SOON, OKAY? BUT LOG OFF RIGHT NOW.

Megan...

MEGAN? MEG...

I KNEW I NEEDED TO GET HOME, BECAUSE I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HER.


AT 5:00 P.M., TINA AND ALLISON ARRIVE BACK AT THE HOUSE.

MEGAN WAS SOBBING AT THE COMPUTER.

MEGAN, WHAT?

THEY HATE ME.

EVERYONE HATES ME.

BY NOW, AN ALL-OUT ONLINE WAR HAS BROKEN OUT BETWEEN MEGAN, JOSH, AND THEIR FRIENDS.

MEGAN STARTED LASHING BACK, SAYING, "I'M NOT THESE THINGS, YOU'RE THESE THINGS."

THEY ALL HATE ME!

I WAS LOOKING AT THIS WHOLE ENTIRE TORNADO.

SWEETIE, THIS IS WHY I ASKED YOU TO LOG OFF.

EVERYONE AT MY OLD SCHOOL, MY NEW SCHOOL...

WHY DID YOU NOT LOG OFF WHEN I ASKED YOU TO?

YOU'RE GONNA BLAME ME FOR THIS?

THIS IS WHY YOUR FATHER AND I GIVE YOU RULES!

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ON MY SIDE!

MEGAN, I... MEGAN! MEGAN, YOU GET BACK HERE...

MY MOM WAS REAL MAD BECAUSE MY SISTER WASN'T LISTENING TO HER.

SO SHE WAS MAD AND TICKED OFF WHEN SHE GOT HOME, AND IT DIDN'T HELP THE SITUATION, 'CAUSE MEGAN WAS UPSET.

MEGAN, STOP! MEGAN!

WHOA, WHOA, HEY, HEY, HEY!

LET GO OF ME! WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHAT'S GOING ON? WHAT'S HAPPENING?

THEY'RE BEING CRUEL AGAIN, DAD!

WHO'S BEING CRUEL? MEGAN, WHO'S BEING CRUEL?

BULLIES ON MYSPACE.

MEGAN, THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU.

SWEETIE, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE!

WOW, IT IS REALLY COMING DOWN OUT THERE.

IT IS, YEAH.

I'M REALLY RETHINKING THIS MYSPACE THING.

YEAH, I CAN SEE WHY.

I WAS TRYING TO TALK TO RON TO EXPLAIN TO HIM WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND HE WAS FRUSTRATED WITH ALL OF IT.

I KNEW THAT LETTING MEGAN KIND OF COOL OFF FOR, YOU KNOW, A FEW MINUTES WOULD BE FINE.

20 MINUTES PROBABLY WENT BY.

SHE'S REALLY FRAGILE RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW.

I JUST HATE HOW THESE KIDS TREAT EACH OTHER.

GOD, I JUST WISH...

ALL OF A SUDDEN, I JUST STOPPED IN MID-SENTENCE.

WHAT?

I JUST GOT THIS FEELING THAT RAN THROUGH MY ENTIRE BODY THAT JUST... GOD-AWFUL FEELING.

IT JUST WAS THIS FEELING THAT I HAD AS A MOM.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT.

NO!

A DEVASTATED MEGAN MEIER HAS SHUT HERSELF IN HER ROOM AFTER ENDURING A SESSION OF VICIOUS BULLYING ONLINE PROVOKED BY HER SO-CALLED BOYFRIEND.

IT WAS ONLY 20 MINUTES...

20 MINUTES AND ONE FLOOR UP, AND YOUR ENTIRE LIFE IS JUST COMPLETELY CHANGED.

MEGAN?

NO! NO! NO!

NO! NO! NO! NO!

MEGAN, NO! GOD! GOD!

RON RAN DOWNSTAIRS TO GET A KNIFE TO CUT HER DOWN.

I TRIED PICKING HER UP, AND I-I-I COULDN'T.

NO, NO, NO! NO! NO!

GET HER DOWN! GET HER DOWN.

BABY, COME ON!

ALLISON RAN UPSTAIRS WHERE I AM FRANTICALLY SCREAMING, AND RON IS TRYING TO GIVE MEGAN C.P.R., BUT SHE'S LIFELESS.

I JUST REMEMBER WALKING UPSTAIRS AND SEEING MY SISTER...

ALLISON! WAKE UP, WAKE UP!

AND I SCREAMED TO HER TO GO GET BLAINE.

GO GET BLAINE BECAUSE I KNEW THAT HE WAS A LIFEGUARD.

I RAN DOWN THE STREET, AND I REMEMBER IT WAS POURING RAINING OUT.

I HAD JUST GOTTEN OFF OF WORK, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE'S A KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

WHAT IS IT? MY MOM NEEDS YOU!

IT WAS ALLISON SAYING, "MY SISTER'S NOT BREATHING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."

MOM, WHERE'S MY C.P.R. KIT?

MY INITIAL REACTION WAS THAT SHE'S HAVING MAYBE A REACTION TO A MEDICATION.

COME ON!

ALLISON WAS JUST IN PURE SHOCK.

I DON'T KNOW, REALLY, IF SHE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THAT TIME.

BABY, WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP!

9-1-1! MY DAUGHTER!

MY DAUGHTER! MY GOD! PLEASE HELP...

I THINK I WAS IN SO MUCH SHOCK, I THINK I WAS RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES, UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, BEGGING FOR 9-1-1 TO GET THERE, JUST PLEASE.

MY GOD! YOU HAVE TO COME NOW!

IT WAS POURING DOWN RAIN.

I WAS, LIKE, ON MY KNEES IN THE FRONT YARD BEGGING THEM TO PLEASE GET THERE, PLEASE GET THERE.

WHERE IS... MEGAN'S ROOM!

RON!

BLAINE, GET UP HERE, PLEASE!

PLEASE HELP! PLEASE! BRING HER BACK!

LIFT HER CHIN UP!

WHEN I ARRIVED, MEGAN DIDN'T HAVE A PULSE AND SHE WASN'T BREATHING ON HER OWN.

RON... HE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO.

HE WAS... NERVOUS, OBVIOUSLY.

HEY! GENTLE! BE CAREFUL!

FOR C.P.R., THEY ALWAYS TELL YOU IN TRAINING THAT YOU'LL BREAK SOME RIBS.

I DID. I BELIEVE I-I BROKE MEGAN'S RIBS.

MY GOD!

TINA WAS A WRECK.

SHE WAS ON THE GROUND WITH 9-1-1, SAYING, "IT'S MY FAULT, IT'S MY FAULT."

NO! NO!

JUST SEEING MY MOM...

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

I SAID, "WHAT HAPPENED?"

AND SHE JUST LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, "MEGAN HUNG HERSELF."

GOD, WAKE UP, BABY! PLEASE WAKE UP!

IT FELT LIKE AN ETERNITY OF ME SITTING THERE GIVING COMPRESSIONS.

WHERE IS THE AMBULANCE?

WHEN THE AMBULANCE ARRIVED, MEGAN HAD A SLIGHT PULSE BUT SHE WASN'T BREATHING ON HER OWN.

HERE! HURRY!

THEY STATED THAT SHE HAD REALLY BEEN PROBABLY, UM, WITHOUT AIR FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

PLEASE WAKE UP.

PLEASE WAKE UP!

I JUST KEPT PRAYING.

I'D HAD A LITTLE GOLD CROSS NECKLACE, AND I JUST REMEMBER PRAYING, LIKE, JUST FOR SOMETHING TO, LIKE...

SO THAT IT WASN'T... SHE WOULDN'T...

I JUST, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW.

I JUST DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.

13-YEAR-OLD MEGAN MEIER IS PRONOUNCED DEAD THE NEXT DAY.

WE ALL STOOD AROUND HER AND HELD HER.

SHE TOOK HER LAST BREATH, AND...

I JUST...

THE PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD...

IS WITH ME FOR LIFE.

IT NEVER GOES AWAY.

BUT WHAT, OR WHO, CAUSED MEGAN TO KILL HERSELF?

THE ANSWER WILL BE TOO HORRIFYING TO IMAGINE.

RON IS OVERWHELMED BY GRIEF AND ANGER.

HE WANTS TO FIND JOSH EVANS, THE BOY WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S DEATH.

WE FELT ABSOLUTELY THAT JOSH EVANS' ACCOUNT WAS THE TRIGGER FOR MEGAN'S SUICIDE.

WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS THAT SHE HAD HAD AND SHE WAS DOING SO WELL, AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT CAME CRASHING DOWN ON HER.

RON WANTED TO GO BACK TO THE HOUSE TO SEE, WAS THERE A SUICIDE NOTE?

WAS THERE SOMETHING DID WE MISS?

HE WANTED TO JUST FIND JOSH EVANS AND TO FIND OUT, WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVE?

WHY DID YOU ALL OF A SUDDEN TURN?

WHAT... WHAT WAS THE WHOLE THING ABOUT?

RON DIDN'T FIND A NOTE, BUT HE LOOKED ON THE COMPUTER.

HE SEES THAT MEGAN WAS STILL LOGGED ON TO MYSPACE, AND A LAST MESSAGE IS ON THE SCREEN.

TINA.

I FOUND A MESSAGE FROM JOSH ON MYSPACE.

THIS IS WHAT HE WRITES...

"EVERYBODY IN O'FALLON KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.

"YOU'RE A BAD PERSON, AND EVERYONE HATES YOU.

"HAVE A **** REST OF YOUR LIFE.

THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT YOU."

WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT THAT, I JUST THOUGHT...

I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD SAY THAT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

I MEAN...

SHE WAS THIS KID THAT THEN LEFT THIS WORLD THINKING THAT NO ONE CARES, NO ONE LIKES HER.

THEN NO SOONER DOES HE READ IT, THE MESSAGE DISAPPEARS.

IT SAYS "ACCOUNT DELETED."

NO, IT'S...

NO, IT'S JUST GONE.

I JUST DIDN'T UNDERSTAND. WHO WAS THIS PERSON?

BECAUSE NOW WHEN WE LOOKED, THAT MYSPACE ACCOUNT WAS DELETED.

I'LL CALL YOU BACK. HE WAS JUST GONE.

SHE THOUGHT THAT SOMEHOW HE KNEW SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED AND DELETED HIS MYSPACE.

ONCE THAT ACCOUNT WAS DELETED, THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT.

ANY COMMENTS THAT HE HAD MADE ON MEGAN'S PAGE, THOSE WERE GONE.

SO IT WAS JUST AS IF IT NEVER EXISTED.

WHEN THE REST OF THE MEIER FAMILY RETURNS TO THE HOUSE THE NEXT DAY, THEY COME HOME TO A NEIGHBORHOOD IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF OVER WHAT COULD CAUSE A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO KILL HERSELF.

THE WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED MEGAN'S PASSING WERE JUST THE LONGEST DAYS.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS LAYING IN HER BEDROOM FOR HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS AT A TIME.

I COULD NOT SLEEP.

I WOULD STAY UP THROUGH THE NIGHT, RESEARCHING, LOOKING, TRYING TO SEE IF I COULD FIND THIS JOSH EVANS.

BUT THEN IT WAS ALL DEAD ENDS.

I MEAN, EVERYTHING I SEARCHED, EVERYTHING I DID, HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS...

NOTHING.

I DON'T EVEN THINK I HAD THE ENERGY TO BE FURIOUS OR MAD AT THIS POINT.

I WAS JUST A WALKING ZOMBIE WITH JUST NOTHING INSIDE.

AS THE WEEKS PASS, JOSH EVANS REMAINS AN ENIGMA.

THEN OUT OF THE BLUE, THE MEIERS' NEIGHBOR LORI DREW REACHES OUT.

ONE DAY, WE GOT A CALL FROM LORI DREW...

ASKING THAT WE COME DOWN TO SARAH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY.

AND SARAH'S BIRTHDAY IS, LIKE, THREE DAYS AFTER MEGAN'S BIRTHDAY.

AND SHE SAID, "WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU GUYS COME DOWN.

SARAH WOULD BE SO HAPPY."

THEY REALLY FELT THAT THEY NEEDED TO GO TO THAT BIRTHDAY PARTY, JUST TO KIND OF BE THERE FOR SARAH, 'CAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS STRUGGLING WITH MEGAN'S DEATH.

THREE DAYS PRIOR, WE WENT TO MEGAN'S, YOU KNOW, MAUSOLEUM AND HAD TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY THERE.

HEY, SO GLAD YOU GUYS MADE IT. COME IN.

WE'RE JUST ABOUT TO SING "HAPPY BIRTHDAY."

AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, ABSOLUTELY ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS, "MEGAN SHOULD BE HERE.

WE SHOULD'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS WITH MEGAN."

THEY TURNED THE LIGHTS OUT AND LIT THE BIRTHDAY CANDLES AND STARTED SINGING, AND RON WAS SO VISIBLY UPSET HE, LIKE, WALKED OUT.

RON. RON!

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THEY PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH IT.

AND I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT LORI DREW INVITED THEM TO SARAH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY SO CLOSE TO MEGAN'S DEATH.

NO. I JUST... I'M SORRY.

I UNDERSTAND, NO. I...

I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH... GIVE OUR BEST TO SARAH.

AS LORI GOES AFTER TINA, SOMEONE ELSE WATCHES FROM ACROSS THE STREET...

A NEIGHBOR WHO KNOWS A TERRIBLE SECRET.

W-WAIT. I-I ACTUALLY DID WANNA...

I WAS STANDING OUT FRONT, AND I WATCHED THAT VERY CAREFULLY BECAUSE I-I THOUGHT, DID LORI TELL THEM WHAT SHE KNEW ABOUT JOSH EVANS?

WHAT?

WE HAVE A FOOSBALL TABLE FOR SARAH FOR CHRISTMAS, AND I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD STORE IT FOR US IN YOUR GARAGE.

YEAH.

BUT LORI REVEALS NOTHING TO TINA.

RIGHT.

SHE JUST WANTS THE GRIEVING MEIER FAMILY TO HIDE HER DAUGHTER'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

IT WAS KIND OF THROWN BACK AT ME.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS UP TO YOU, MICHELE, TO MAKE THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO TELL.

I DON'T KNOW, CHRISTINE. I DON'T THINK THE MEETINGS ARE HELPING.

I JUST FEEL SO EMPTY.

THE NEXT DAY, WE HAD A GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING WITH OTHER PARENTS WHO HAD LOST THEIR CHILDREN TO SUICIDE.

YOU READY?

YEAH.

LISTEN...

TALK TO YOU LATER, OKAY?

OKAY.

ACTUALLY, I GOT ANOTHER CALL COMING IN, TOO.

ALL RIGHT. BYE.

HELLO?

I RECEIVED A CALL FROM...

MICHELE MULFORD?

MICHELE... YEAH, NUMBER 14.

HI, MICHELE.

MICHELE MULFORD AND HER DAUGHTER JESSICA WERE NEIGHBORS.

THEY LIVED DOWN THE STREET.

I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH OF HER AT ALL.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

SHE SAID, "PLEASE COME TO A MEETING TODAY.

IT'S ABOUT MEGAN'S DEATH."

IT HAD BEEN FIVE WEEKS SINCE MEGAN HAD PASSED, AND I FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

YOU KNOW WHAT? RON AND I ARE JUST LEAVING...

I THOUGHT, LADY, I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU.

I'M TRYING TO JUST SURVIVE HERE.

WHAT INFORMATION ARE YOU GONNA BE ABLE TO TELL ME ABOUT MY DAUGHTER'S DEATH?

MICHELE, WE DON'T HAVE TIME. WE GOTTA GO.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE WANTED TO JUST TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY AND ALL THAT.

LOOK, MICHELE, I REALLY DON'T HAVE...

I SAID, "IT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

"I HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU.

PLEASE."

ALL RIGHT, RON AND I ARE ON OUR WAY.

I HAD NO CLUE. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON.

OKAY.

SOMETHING JUST WASN'T RIGHT.

TINA AND RON DON'T KNOW IT, BUT THEY'RE ABOUT TO MEET THE DARK TRUTH HEAD-ON.

I FELT THE MOST AMOUNT OF ANGER I'VE EVER FELT IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

SIX WEEKS AFTER TINA AND RON MEIER'S DAUGHTER MEGAN COMMITTED SUICIDE, A NEIGHBOR THEY BARELY KNOW INSISTS THAT THEY MEET.

WHEN RON AND TINA WALKED IN THE ROOM, THEY LOOKED VERY CONFUSED.

TINA, RON, CAN YOU GUYS HAVE A SEAT, PLEASE?

I WAS NERVOUS TELLING THEM BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN, BUT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT I KNEW.

I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU ABOUT MEGAN'S DEATH.

WHAT?

JOSH EVANS... HE'S NOT REAL.

OF COURSE HE IS.

HE DROVE MEGAN TO SUICIDE.

HE'S AN INVENTION.

WHAT?

IT WAS SARAH'S MOM.

LORI DREW.

LORI DREW IS JOSH EVANS.

IT'S ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF, BUT, TOGETHER WITH HER DAUGHTER SARAH AND HER NEW BEST FRIEND ASHLEY, LORI DREW CREATED THE FAKE PERSONA OF JOSH EVANS.

LORI WAS THE CHIEF, AND THEY WERE THE INDIANS.

MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME THAT LORI WANTED TO PLAY A TRICK ON MEGAN BECAUSE MEGAN, APPARENTLY WAS BEING MEAN TO SARAH.

SHE WAS GONNA HAVE JOSH SEND THE MESSAGE TO MEGAN AND INVITE HER TO THE MALL.

AND THEN WHEN SHE SHOWED UP, THEY WERE ALL GONNA LINE UP AND LAUGH AT HER.

I SAID, "I AM SO SORRY. THAT'S THE TRUTH."

LORI AND SARAH WERE BRAGGING ABOUT IT.

THAT WAS WHEN I FELT THE ANGER, THE MOST AMOUNT OF ANGER I'VE EVER FELT IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

SHE DID THIS TO MEGAN!

IN THAT 30 MINUTES, THEY WENT THROUGH ALL THESE EMOTIONS.

YOU KNEW! HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN?!

SADNESS TO DISBELIEF TO HORROR TO ANGER.

VERY ANGRY.

I REMEMBER LEAVING THERE AND THINKING, ALL I WAS GONNA IS, I WAS GOING STRAIGHT BACK TO THAT HOUSE AND I WAS GONNA GET 'EM.

I'M GOING DOWN THERE WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS.

I'M RIPPING YOU TWO APART. THAT'S IT.

RON AND TINA HEAD HOME, BARELY HANGING ON.

WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE HOUSE, OUR GARAGE DOOR OPENED.

WHEN WE SAW THAT FOOSBALL TABLE...

IT WAS LIKE...

THIS SPLIT-SECOND DECISION.

WE GRABBED IT, GOT AN AX AND A SLEDGEHAMMER, AND LITERALLY BUSTED THIS THING INTO PIECES.

MY GOD! AAH!

WE WERE IN SO MUCH RAGE.

AAH! NO!

NO!

HONESTLY, WHEN WE WERE DOING THAT, IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO DESTROY THEM...

'CAUSE THEY'VE DESTROYED OUR LIVES.

I SAW RON AND TINA TEARING IT TO PIECES.

THEY WERE VERY, VERY DISTRAUGHT.

JUST DEVASTATED, ANGRY, SHOCKED.

SHE WAS JUST A BALL OF EMOTION.

BITCH! YOU BITCH!

THEY DUMP THE SMASHED UP TABLE ONTO LORI DREW'S FRONT YARD.

I TOOK THE BIG CARDBOARD BOX IT WENT WITH AND I SPRAY-PAINTED "MERRY **** CHRISTMAS" ON IT.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW WHERE I WAS.

I MEAN, MY CAR WAS IN THE GARAGE.

MY BLINDS WERE DRAWN. I HAD NO LIGHTS ON.

I JUST WASN'T SURE WHAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN.

ALL OF THE SUDDEN, COMING DOWN THE STREET WAS LORI DREW.

LORI'S HANDS WERE IN THE AIR LIKE, "WHAT? WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHAT... WHAT... WHAT'S HAPPENING?"

TINA?

IT'S ME. LORI.

I JUST WANNA TELL YOU OUR SIDE.

I THINK THAT I OWE YOU AN EXPLANATION.

YOU OWE ME A DAUGHTER!

YOU BITCH! YOU BITCH!

MY GOD, YOU BITCH!

RON DRUGGED ME BACK AND SAID, "DO NOT. YOU'RE NOT GONNA DO THIS TO ALLISON.

YOU'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT ALLISON."

GET OUT! GET OUT!

I CALLED HER PROBABLY EVERY VILE NAME THAT CAME OUT OF MY MOUTH.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME?!

SHE WAS VERY CLOSE TO BEING LYNCHED, BUT I THINK IN HER MIND, THEY WERE GOING TO EXPLAIN THEMSELVES AWAY.

I WANT YOU TO FEEL WHAT I FEEL!

NO REMORSE. THERE WAS... IT WAS JUST...

YOU KNOW, THEY NEEDED TO EXPLAIN IT AWAY.

HAVING SOMEONE YOU CONSIDERED A SISTER TAKEN AWAY OVER SOMETHING SO TRIVIAL WAS BEYOND ME.

AND I JUST REMEMBER...

"HATRED" WOULD BE THE BEST WORD DESCRIBING MY FEELINGS.

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND...

WHY THEY WOULD EVER DO IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

IT NEVER... IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME.

I TRIED DOING EVERYTHING I COULD TO STAY AWAY FROM THAT FAMILY, BECAUSE ANY TIME I EVEN GOT NEAR, LITERALLY, MY BODY WOULD BOIL.

BUT LORI HASN'T FINISHED WITH THE MEIERS YET.

POLICE?

TINA AND RON MEIER ARE REELING FROM THE DISCOVERY THAT THEIR NEIGHBOR LORI DREW IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DAUGHTER'S DEATH.

AND NOW LORI'S CALLED THE POLICE ON THEM.

WE HAD NO CLUE WHY THEY DID THAT.

WE THOUGHT MAYBE THEY WERE FEARFUL FOR THEIR LIFE.

WE WEREN'T REALLY SURE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON.

WHY DID I CALL YOU?

BECAUSE THEY SMASHED OUR PROPERTY.

SHE'S LUCKY THAT'S ALL THAT GOT SMASHED.

THEY THINK I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DAUGHTER'S DEATH.

SHE FAKED BEING A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT CRUSHED MY DAUGHTER, AND NOW MY DAUGHTER IS DEAD.

I WANNA PRESS CHARGES.

SHE'S PRESSING CHARGES?!

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WOMAN.

I THINK THAT LORI DREW IS A VERY, VERY SICK WOMAN.

I THINK THAT THEY ENJOYED WATCHING OUR GRIEF AND OUR PAIN.

YOU'RE LOOKING INTO IT?

RON AND I WERE BOTH GETTING ENRAGED AGAIN BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE, "WHAT CAN WE DO?

SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE."

NO CHARGES ARE BROUGHT AGAINST THE MEIERS OVER THE PROPERTY DAMAGE.

INSTEAD, THE POLICE AND F.B.I. INVESTIGATE LORI'S INVOLVEMENT IN MEGAN'S DEATH.

BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM.

THEY SAID, "THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE.

"WE DON'T HAVE LAWS IN PLACE

"AROUND THE ISSUES OF CYBERBULLYING.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO GETTING THE LAWS CHANGED."

TINA DECIDES TO TAKE THEIR STORY TO THE NATIONAL NEWS.

DREW, WHO IS THE MOTHER OF ONE OF MEIER'S FRIENDS, HAD BEEN FACING UP TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON AND A $300,000 FINE.

WHEN THE MEDIA FOUND OUT ABOUT THE STORY, PEOPLE FROM AROUND THIS WORLD WERE OUTRAGED.

THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT AN ADULT WAS BEHIND THIS.

THANKS TO THE UPROAR IGNITED BY THE MEDIA, LORI DREW IS BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOR FRAUD.

SHE IS CONVICTED, BUT THE JUDGE OVERTURNS THE VERDICT, EXPLAINING THAT THE PRECEDENT OF CONVICTING LORI OVER A FAKE MYSPACE ACCOUNT WOULD MEAN THAT ANYONE WHO LIES ON THE INTERNET COULD BE CHARGED.

...HAD BEEN FACING UP TO THREE YEARS...

AS THE MEDIA ATTENTION CONTINUES, LORI AND HER FAMILY MOVE OUT OF THEIR HOUSE ON WATERFORD CRYSTAL DRIVE AND RELOCATE TO A NEW TOWN TWO YEARS AFTER MEGAN'S DEATH.

WHEN THE DREWS WERE MOVING OUT, I STOOD OUTSIDE THE... THEIR HOUSE AND I SAID, "YOU CAN TRY ALL YOU WANT, BUT THIS WILL NEVER END.

I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND..."

I WILL FIGHT THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH.

I WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT STOP.

MEGAN TOOK WITH HER A PIECE OF EVERYBODY.

EVERYBODY WAS EFFECTED.

NO MATTER WHO YOU WERE, IF YOU WERE FAMILY OR, YOU KNOW, A NEIGHBOR, EVERYBODY FELT THE... THE IMPACT OF... OF WHAT HAPPENED.

IT WAS DEFINITELY REALLY, LIKE, DEPRESSING AND SAD FOR A LONG TIME.

I KEPT HAVING TO TELL MYSELF, NOTHING I WAS GONNA DO WAS GONNA GET MEGAN BACK.

BUT I HAVE ANOTHER DAUGHTER, AND I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SHOW MY OTHER DAUGHTER THAT EVEN THROUGH THE WORST PART OF YOUR LIFE AND TRAGEDIES, THAT YOU CAN PULL THE PIECES TOGETHER AND YOU CAN DO SOMETHING POSITIVE OUT OF IT.

AFTER THE TRAGEDY, TINA CREATED THE MEGAN MEIER FOUNDATION.

I WANTED TO SHARE HER STORY TO HELP OTHERS AROUND THE ISSUES OF BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING.

DEFINITELY, IT CHANGED HER.

GOING OUT AND DOING SOMETHING GOOD WITH SOMETHING BAD THAT HAD HAPPENED, I THINK IT GAVE HER HOPE.

IF I COULD CHANGE THE HANDS OF TIME AND HAVE THAT CHILD HERE WITH ME TODAY, I WOULD GIVE MY LIFE FOR HER, ABSOLUTELY, BUT I CAN'T.

YOU KNOW, IF THROUGH HER TRAGEDY, IT HELPED US LEARN HOW TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AND SHARE THAT, THEN I'M GRATEFUL TO DO IT.

IT KEEPS ME GOING EVERY DAY, THINKING, HOW CAN WE HELP THAT ONE MORE CHILD?

TINA HAS ALSO FORCED CHANGES TO THE LAWS REGARDING CYBERBULLYING.

IN THE HOPE IT WILL HELP OTHERS FIND JUSTICE.

IN 2009, THE STATE OF MISSOURI INTRODUCED A LAW TO CRIMINALIZE USE OF THE INTERNET TO HARASS SOMEONE.

IT IS KNOWN AS MEGAN'S LAW.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME TIMES THAT I'LL LOOK AT PICTURES OF HER AND I'LL SAY, "DIDN'T YOU KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU WERE?"

SHE WAS JUST THIS AMAZING KID.

I THINK THAT SHE REALLY WOULD BE PROUD.

I-I-I REALLY BELIEVE THAT SHE IS HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING.

AND I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER ONE DAY, TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT ALL.