The Identity Of M.B., Tyler Clementi’s Mysterious Hookup Partner, May Be Revealed Tomorrow

Identified only as M.B. in court papers, the man Dharum Ravi filmed kissing Tyler Clementi, will likely have to testify Thursday, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

M.B., who is in his mid-20s and was perceived as “sketchy” by Ravi, is terrified that his identity will be made public, says his attorney, Richard Pompelio.

Pompelio described M.B.’s apprehensive mood as such: “How would you feel when you know you’re going to have open-heart surgery the next day?”

The judge has ordered that M.B. not be photographed or filmed, but it would be hard to prevent an intrepid paparazzo from tracking down his identity or even taking a photo as he leaves the courthouse. (To be honest, if we had the time to head over to New Brunswick, we might try for an interview with M.B., as doubtless many other reporters will.)

So, yes, perhaps the open-heart surgery reference is apt.

Photo via Francesco Rachello