15-year-old Ava Majury from New Jersey has over a million followers on the social media platform.
Majury’s family spoke to ABC News just days ago about when his father shot and killed a stalker outside their Florida home.
“Someone came to kill me. I was scared for my family’s life, and I had to do what I had to do to protect my family, and I made sure of that,” said Robert, the father of ‘Ava Majory.
Ava Majury is now preparing to testify for protection against one of her classmates who the family says also harassed her.
“She’s scared, and when she went to school she thought someone was following her,” said Lanny Davis, Ava Majury’s legal adviser.
Majury’s attorney sat down for an exclusive Friday morning interview with ABC News before she is due in court on Monday.
A restraining order has been filed against a classmate who Majury says not only harassed her, but also helped the stalker who attacked her last July.
The family alleges the classmate provided “personal information” about Majury, even helping the shooter plan the “crime and eventual kidnapping”. [or] murder him.
“Monday is for Ava to finally have a chance to tell her story about her concerns at school, seeking protection and safety,” Davis said.
Majury says she started her TikTok page when she was 13, posting lip-syncing and dancing videos. But in early 2020, she noticed one particular follower vying for her attention.
“I started seeing comments that were a bit scary for a 13-year-old so I had him blocked,” Majury said. “Then I realized they started coming on different accounts.”
The behavior turned threatening, which his father says he now regrets not taking more seriously.
“I denied it and said, ‘Oh, he lives in Maryland. He’s young, probably has no way of acting on any of those things,'” Robert Majury said.
On the morning of July 10, 2021, the follower showed up at the Majury’s doorstep and fired his shotgun as they opened their front door.
“When that sound came, we knew what it was when we heard that big boom,” said Kimberly Majury, Ava’s mother. “Actually, I thought my daughter was dead.”
Robert, a retired police lieutenant from North Jersey, says he grabbed his own pistol and shot the assailant.
He has not been charged with any crime related to the incident. Police told ABC News the investigation is ongoing.
But even after the shooting, the Majury family say that when Ava returned to school, her classmate engaged in “harassing and harassing behavior”.
Ava Majury quit school because she feared for her safety and is now following distance education. Her attorney says she wants her life back to normal.
“Right now she’s home, but she wants to be safe and back with her friends at school,” Davis said.
Ava Majury stays on social media with her parents’ blessing.
“She’s worked really hard to get the crowd that she has,” her mother said. “As bad as the situation with TikTok is, it’s actually a really good forum. It’s a very positive and healthy environment for her and especially after what we just went through.”
ABC News contacted the classmate’s attorney and received no response.
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