The emotionally-charged documentary Bully opened in select theaters this weekend and fans are wondering what happened to the key players in the film.
Now RumorFix can give you updates on Alex Libby, Kelby Johnson and Ja’Meya Jackson.
Alex, who is shown being hit, slapped and harassed on a school bus, will break your heart. In the trailer for the documentary, Alex says fellow students “punch me in the jaw, strangle me, take things out of my hand – sit on me.”
So where is he now? Alex is now a freshman in high school. And, he tells Anderson Cooper, “Life’s pretty good. I have good grades, tons of friends and my school is amazing.”
Kelby, who is openly gay, remembers when one of her teachers called roll call: boys first, then girls, then Kelby.
So where is she now? She ended up dropping out of school and getting her GED.
Ja’Meya, who was an honor student who got bullied, lost it one day — got her mother’s loaded gun and brandished it on the school bus. After spending months in a Juvenile Delinquent Center, the student was finally released back into the custody of her mom.
Alex, Kelby and Ja’Meya are heroes — they were bullied and lived to tell about it. Alex gives advice to other victims: “Hang in there. Never let go. Be strong. Tell someone — don’t make the same mistakes I did.”
The documentary is not rated — Miramax ignored the R rating that the MPAA gave the film due to graphic language. AMC theaters are allowing kids under 17 to come to the movie with a permission slip from their parents, while Cinemark is refusing to show the film.