This morning, Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg Tweeted the suicide of Joey DiAngello.
Added at 6 p.m.: Other sources insist it was an accidental overdose. Burial was announced for today (10/19/14) in the Monsey cemetery at 2:00 p.m. But then the burial was done at 1:00 p.m. and over before 2:00 p.m. according to the blog Rare View. This is reminiscent of how the burial society of Skver also concealed burial arrangements of another OTD (formerly orthodox) death to prevent non-orthodox friends from participating.
Diangello was born as Yoel Deutsch into a Hasidic family in Williamsburg. At a 2009 event in Passaic’s Ahavat Israel he described being raped in a mikvah (ritual bath) while a young child. At the trial of Nechemya Weberman he confronted him as another person who sexually abused him.
Joey was estranged from his family and I am not sure if they even participated in his burial or if they are even planning on sitting shiva for him. Misaskim, which lists all burials and shivas in the orthodox community had no listing for him on their online database today. However they did have a listing for the notorious molester Lipa Brenner, father-in-law of another notorious molester, Eprhraim Bryks. Both are no doubt accorded the title rabbi in the listing.
A group of his friends and some family gathered in private, in his memory, this afternoon in Monsey
May he rest in peace. May the community have no peace for its culpability in the abuse of children and the protection of abusers.