[Title: TikTok psychic sued for accusing professor of killing 4 Idaho students
Note: an unrelated suspect was arrested since. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/12/30/idaho-students-homicide-arrest/]
Ashley Guillard claims she knows who killed four University of Idaho students [...]. Her source of information? Tarot card readings. In scores of videos posted to her TikTok account, the self-styled psychic unwinds a bizarre and baseless theory that the chair of the university’s history department orchestrated the killings after a romantic entanglement with one of the students.
Now the historian at the center of Guillard’s allegations, Rebecca Scofield, has filed a defamation lawsuit against her.
The cards then led her to the word “history.” She pulled up the University of Idaho’s history department website and saw Scofield at the top of the page. Another reading told her the history chair was involved, Guillard said. That was that—she was convinced. She told a Post reporter not to dismiss card reading as speculation. “Having my gift or my ability, I know what I know,” she said.
She started posting her claims Nov. 24, using Scofield’s university photo and saying repeatedly — and without any evidence — that she had ordered the students’ killings because she did not want people to find out that she was in a same-sex relationship with one of the victims.
She told The Post that she isn’t worried about being sued, that “time will tell and I’m willing to take the risk.” She has not hired an attorney. “I’m going to keep posting. I’m not taking anything down,” she said. “If in the alternate universe, if I was wrong, this is an open and shut case. I did say she ordered the execution of the four University of Idaho students. I’m still posting. I’ve said a lot of things about her. I’m not going to stop. If I’m such a liar, I’m so wrong about it, then in court she will win.”