Ava Majury was only 13 when she downloaded TikTok in 2020. It wasn’t long before she racked up nearly a million followers. Unfortunately, all that internet fame also landed her a stalker who eventually flew to her home in Florida and forced his way into her house. Thankfully, Majury’s father was there to protect his family and shot the stalker, 18-year-old Eric Rohan Justin, dead. The terrifying ordeal has made it abundantly clear just how dangerous social media can be to its young stars.
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- Rohan had always been fixated on Majury. He had been obsessed with Majury since early 2020, when he began sending her messages from an account called EricJustin 111. At first, the messages were pretty harmless, but they soon took on a more sinister tone. Rohan soon began asking her friends for photos of her as well as trying to find out personal information about her such as her address and phone number.
- Majury did everything she could to evade Rohan online. She told the New York Times that she had to unfollow all of her local friends because they were giving Rohan information about her. “And 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 recalled.
- Rohan asked Majury to sell him some of her selfies. Her parents agreed so long as the photos were ones that were already available online. Majury insists she never sent any of her body, only her face. “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,” she explained. She is said to have received $300 for two photos.
- Soon, he started pushing his luck. It wasn’t long before Rohan asked her for “stuff that a 14-year-old shouldn’t be sending” such as pictures of her feet and “booty pictures.” Majury then blocked him on all of her accounts and her father stepped in to message him as well, instructing him to leave her alone.
- Rohan wouldn’t take the hint. He asked one of her classmates if they had a gun and said he planned to attack Majury. While Majury’s dad was sure that Rohan was “one of these keyboard cowboys,” that wasn’t the case. Rohan flew down to Florida and broke into the property on July 10, blowing the hole through her bedroom door with a shotgun.
- Majury ran to her brother’s room and her mother called 911. Her father ran up to help, and Rohan tried to escape. However, her father fell and cut his knee open, giving Rohan time to escape. It wasn’t long before Justin came back as the family waited for the police.
- Rohan refused to drop his weapon. Instead of dropping his weapon, Rohan aimed the gun at the family, at which point Majury’s family shot and killed him. “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,” Majury recalled of that fateful moment.
- Majury’s family has since moved to another neighborhood. The Home Owner’s Association claimed that Ava’s TikTok presence was bringing too much attention to the neighborhood and asked them to move. Ava is now homeschooled but is still active on TikTok and Instagram, with her mother claiming the decision is “best for our family.”#