Ashley Grills Confesses to the "Myspace Suicide" Hoax and Implicates Lori Drew
On Tuesday, 19 year-old Ashley Grills, who was involved in the Myspace hoax that allegedly led to the October 2006 suicide of Megan Meier, confessed to her participation on Good Morning America.
Ashley Grills also stated during the interview that Lori Drew was much more involved in the hoax than she is admitting. Grills stated that Lori Drew said it was a "a good idea" when Drew's daughter and Grills suggested they invent a fake Myspace profile to spy on Meier via Myspace to see if she was gossiping about Drew's daughter.
Good Morning America: Who said, "Let's go online?"
Grills: Umm, that was me and her daughter. And then she said, "That's a good idea."
GMA: Lori Drew said that? So she was in from the beginning? No doubt in your mind?
Grills: No doubt
GMA: Then who created the character?
Ashley Grills confessed to finding the photo that was used for "Josh" and and creating the fake profile. She admitted to sending some of the messages to Megan, but purports that Lori Drew also sent messages "a couple of times -- when we didn't know what to say."