Fifteen-year-old Ava Majuri, a native of New Jersey, has more than a million subscribers on the social networking platform.
Just a few days ago, the Mejura family told ABC News about the moment her father shot a stalker near a house in Florida.
“Someone came to kill me. I was afraid 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 Eva Majura’s father, Robert. .
Ava Majura is now preparing to testify in defense of one of her classmates, who, according to the family, also harassed her.
“She’s scared, and when she went to school, she thought someone was watching her,” said Lenny Davis, Ava Majura’s legal counsel.
Majura’s lawyer took an exclusive interview Friday morning with ABC News before she went to court on Monday.
The classmate was banned, which, according to Majura, not only harassed her, but also helped the stalker who attacked her last July.
The family claims that a classmate gave “personal information” about Majura, even helped the shooter plan a crime and possibly kidnap [or] kill her.
“Monday is when Ava finally has the opportunity to tell her story about her worries at school in search of protection and security,” Davis said.
Mejuri says she opened her page on TikTok when she was 13, posting videos about lip sync and dancing. But in early 2020, she spotted one particular follower fighting for her attention.
“I started seeing some comments that were a little awful for a 13-year-old, so I blocked him,” Mejuri said. “Then I realized they started coming in different bills.”
The behavior has become threatening, which her father says she now regrets has not become more serious.
“I denied it and said,‘ Oh, he lives in Maryland. He’s young, and probably doesn’t have the means to act on any of these things, ”Robert Mejuri said.
On the morning of July 10, 2021, a follower appeared on the threshold of Majura and fired a shotgun, opening the front door.
“When that sound was made, we realized it was when we heard this loud boom,” said Kimberly Mejuri, Ava’s mother. “I really thought my daughter was dead.”
Robert, a retired North Jersey police lieutenant, says he grabbed his gun and shot the attacker.
He has not been charged with a crime related to the incident. Police told ABC News that the investigation is ongoing.
But even after the shooting, Majura’s family says that when Ava returned to school, her classmate was engaged in “harassment and persecution.”
Ava Majuri left school because she feared for her safety and is now engaged in distance learning. Her lawyer says she wants her life to return to normal.
“She’s home now, but she wants to be safe and go back to school with her friends,” Davis said.
Ava Majuri remains on social media with the blessing of her parents.
“She worked very hard to get the crowd she has,” her mother said. “No matter how bad the situation with TikTok is, it’s actually a great forum. It’s a very positive, healthy environment for her, and especially after what we just went through. ”
ABC News contacted a classmate’s lawyer and received no response.
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