Rehtaeh Parsons Case Featured On Investigation Discovery — Glen Canning And Leah Parsons Speak Out

Rehtaeh Parsons Case Featured On Investigation Discovery — Glen Canning And Leah Parsons Speak Out
Credit: Source: Rehtaeh Parsons/Leah Parsons/Investigation Discovery

The Rehtaeh Parsons' case has aired on the Investigation Discovery television program Web of Lies  and her parents Glen Canning and Leah Parsons are speaking out about the program and their daughter's case. Rehtaeh Parsons was a 14-year-old teenager in Nova Scotia who went to a party in November 2011, where she was allegedly gang-raped. Following the attack, that she could only remember bits and pieces of due to alcohol intoxication, she suffered from severe depression and emotional anguish. As her parents desperately tried to help their daughter, a photo from the attack went viral throughout Rehtaeh's school and then across social media platforms on the Internet. For 17 excruciating months, Rehtaeh's parents did everything they could think of to help their daughter heal. She changed schools, had counseling, and they tried to move past it but the damage had been done.

On April 4, 2013, Rehtaeh's mother pushed against a bathroom door with all her might, only to discover her precious daughter, distraught and at the end of all hope, had hung herself. Three days later, after Rehtaeh was hospitalized, the decision was made to turn off life support.

Rehtaeh Parsons died on April 7, 2013.

To this day, none of the four boys who were alleged to have committed rape have been charged.

Rehtaeh's story has spread across the world and millions have poured out their sympathies to Rehtaeh's parents and siblings. Both Glen Canning and Leah Parsons are in the Web of Lies episode "The Girl in the Photo" and both are speaking out about Rehtaeh, the show and their efforts to combat cyberbullying on their social media pages.

Glen Canning announced the Web of Lifes episode on his official Twitter account.

As Rehtaeh Parson's story is getting new publicity in the United States, Leah Parsons, who runs the Angel Rehtaeh Facebook page, has been inundated with messages of support from viewers. She shared a live FB stream to connect with those who continue to mourn the loss of her daughter.

The Web of Lies episode "The Girl in the Photo" is on-demand and can be viewed on the Investigation Discovery channel and apps. Leah Parsons stated there have been five documentaries made about Rehtaeh's case.

In addition to the Web of Lies episode, there is a documentary about Rehtaeh Parsons on Amazon Prime called "No Place to Hide: The Rehtaeh Parsons Story."


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  • Debrah E.
    Debrah E. Dec 6, 2019 5:56 PM PST

    Wow. Seems like ‘ Web of Lies’ is the most appropriate place for this story to be aired. I wonder how much the parents are making off of this? Do they even need to work anymore ?

  • Charles Dundas
    Charles Dundas Dec 6, 2019 5:41 PM PST

    I think if she’d have just owned up to being silly with those two, not four, boys that evening, she might still be here today. She was simply embarrassed about a photo that didn’t even show her in it. When she sent that text to her friend to not think of her as a sl*t, — THATS what caught my attention. It’s a shame Michael Wells wasn’t involved with charges.

  • M
    M Dec 6, 2019 12:04 PM PST

    Hope those boys die a slow, painful death; they deserve it. I can't imagine the pain her family continues to go through

  • GG
    GG Dec 5, 2019 6:11 PM PST

    Terrible story. Lots of lies within it. Don’t believe everything you’re told. She could have told the truth.

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