A young Florida teen learned the hard way about the dangers of being well-known on TikTok- and is fortunate that her father was there to rescue her.
Ava Majury, who was only 13 when she opened an account on TikTok two years ago, has millions of followers- and at least one of them appeared to have predatory tendencies.
In 2020, Majury was stalked by 18-year-old Eric Rohan Justin, who paid Majury quite a bit of money to interact with him.
At the time, the family had just moved from New Jersey to Naples, Florida, and Majury had broken contact with most of her friends up north.
“Everyone around me was like, ‘Oh you’re going Hollywood on all of us, you don’t want to talk to us anymore.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re selling my stuff,’” she said.
Justin persisted and soon began sending large sums of money to Majury in exchange for selfies.
“I wasn’t sending anything of my body,’’ Ava said. “It was just pictures of my face, which is what I assume that he was paying for. My whole thing is my pretty smile — that’s my content.”
Justin eventually asked for more inappropriate photos and was subsequently blocked.
However, the obsession was past the point of no return, and Justin soon began devising ways to get an audience with Majury, despite her retired lawman father ordering him not to contact her anymore.
In July of 2020, Justin made his move, traveling to Florida and using a shotgun to blow a hole into the door of the family residence.
“All I remember was, I heard it, I felt it in my chest, and I looked up, and there was a hole in my door from the fragments,” Ava said.
Retired Lieutenant Rob Majury immediately took steps to defend his family and ultimately killed Justin with a single shot from a handgun.
According to the New York Post, police found two phones on Justin’s body, each loaded with thousands of pictures of the minor.
“The subject was most likely a stalker that resulted from the daughter’s extensive social media involvement,” the Collier County Sheriff’s Office report read.
While an investigation continues, Mr. Majury will not be charged.
Majury’s mother, Kim Majury, has not considered pulling her daughter’s account, which rakes in thousands a month in sponsorship pay.
“Why should we allow them to stop her? Maybe she’s meant to bring awareness to all this,” she said.
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