The parents of a 15-year old TikTok star are warning others about the consequences of internet stardom.
At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Florida teen Ava Majury had over one million TikTok followers and sponsorship deals were flooding in. She was banking thousands of dollars selling her smile.
One fan though became obsessed with her, buying photos of Ava from her friends, even buying her phone number which he then used to call and text her.
Ava blocked him but on July 10, 18-year old Eric Rohan Justin, of Maryland, showed up with a shotgun at the Majury family home in Naples and blew open the front door.
Ava’s dad, a former police lieutenant, shot and killed him.
Ava says her posts never included provocative pictures, even though he asked to buy body-part photos, she declined. Most of the photos showed her singing, or pulling pranks.
But, her parents ds acknowledge they did allow Ava to previously sell photos of her face to Justin, the alleged stalker, for about $300.
The parents of a 15-year old TikTok star are warning others about the consequences of internet stardom. Ava Majury’s mom and dad say they allowed her to create a TikTok acount when she was 13. Months later, at the height of the pandemic, her popularity exploded, with over one million followers and the sponsorship deals were flooding in. But Ava also caught the attention of an obsessed fan who ending up tracking her down.
Ava’s father has not been charged, however, the sheriff’s office saying the investigation is still “active.”