Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Audrie Pott Case

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SARATOGA (KRON) — The wrongful death lawsuit in the Audrie Pott case has started to work its way through the courts.

Pott is the 15-year-old girl from Saratoga who committed suicide after inappropriate pictures of her were passed around her high school.

Three boys, then 16 years old, are being accused of taking off Pott’s clothing at an underage party, writing messages on her body and showing nude pictures of her to students at Saratoga High School, according to court documents.

Pott, after learning about the photos and posting about her anguish on Facebook, hanging herself at her mother’s Los Altos home on Sept. 10, 2012, went into a coma and died at a hospital two days later.

New paper work filed by the attorney for one of the boys says there is more to Pott’s suicide than what happened at the party and afterward.

The documents state “other factors were set in motion years before the events alleged” and “culminated with an altercation between Audrie Pott and two of her friends who are not named as defendants.”

The boy’s attorney, Philip Pereira, would not elaborate on the details.

In a statement, the attorney for the Potts family said, “It’s no wonder how this all happened. When you have a coddled child whose parents refuse to hold him responsible for his actions, you will eventually be dealing with tragedy.”

The teen boys were arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and charged last April in juvenile court in San Jose, but activity in the case has not been made public because they are under 18 years old.

The next court date for the Pott case is Jan. 28.

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