AVA Majury, a TikTok star with more than 1.2 million followers, is currently homeschooling after her parents let an obsessed fan buy $300 worth of selfies.
Eric approached for the first time Ava via TikTok with the username EricJustin111 before turning to Snapchat and Instagram to message her there.
Ava told Time that she answered “a few times,” because she used to answer her fans asking how their days were.
What begins as a potentially harmless interaction quickly escalates when Ava discovers her friends from New Jersey, where she previously lived, are selling Eric not only her photos but also personal information her person.
“I had to unfollow all my local friends and friends in Jersey,” Ava told the Times.
“And everyone around me was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to Hollywood with all of us, you don’t want to talk to us anymore.’ And I was like, “You’re selling my stuff.”
Ava also discovers that Eric went too far doing math homework for a classmate in exchange for more information on the girl.
However, Ava’s parents gave her permission to sell the selfies to the young man. These photos were shared on Snapchat, according to the Times.
“I don’t send anything of my body,” Ava said.
“Those are just pictures of my face, that’s what I assume he’s paying for. My whole thing is my pretty smile – that’s my stuff. ”
Eric is said to have paid $300 for two photos on popular digital wallet app Venmo. But then he texted Ava and asked to take a picture of the “booty” and a photo of the feet.
Ava has already blocked Eric on all apps and accounts. That’s when Ava’s dad gets involved and sends Eric a text asking him to stop contacting her.
After being unable to contact Ava, Eric reached out to one of the girl’s male classmates.
Eric is said to have asked his male classmate if he had access to a gun, and shared about his plan to attack Ava, writing, “I think I could break the door with a shotgun.”
Ava learns of the messages and brings them to her parents, who don’t think anything will happen, because Eric lives in Maryland, hundreds of miles from the Majury family’s Florida home.
In hindsight, Rob Majury told the Times: “I’m a bit discredited about what could be a threat.”
‘SAY IN MY TEST’
Early on July 10, 2021, Eric carried out his threat, shooting through the front door of the Majury home.
“All I remember is, I heard it, I felt a tightness in my chest and I looked up, and there was a hole in my door from debris,” Ava told the Times.
Rob Majury, a retired police lieutenant, sent Eric away but fell in the process. After that, he stood guard in the family house, waiting for Eric to return.
A short time later, Rob opened fire when Eric approached the house and refused to give up his handgun, according to the Times.
Eric died of his wounds.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office cited Ava’s “broad social media engagement” in their report. Their investigation into the incident is ongoing, the Times wrote.
Police later told Majury’s family that Eric’s two cell phones contained thousands of photos and videos of Ava.
Ava, now 15, downloaded TikTok during the pandemic and started amassing her following, which grew to 1.2 million fans and continues to grow today.
She built not one, but three separate accounts on the popular app, each catering to different fan groups, she told the Times.
Despite threats and stalking incidents, she continues to build her account with the support of her parents, raking in thousands of dollars in funding and deals.
In fact, just weeks after the shooting, Ava traveled to Los Angeles to meet an agent and attend red carpet events while meeting other influencers.
While Ava hasn’t shared her challenge with TikTok fans, she told the Times that she remains focused on “all the benefits.”
“Just being able to make other people smile makes me happy, excited to see the impact I’ve had on some people’s lives.”
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