Phoebe Prince case: Flannery Mullins talks to Slate.

The new world of online cruelty.
May 26 2011 1:57 PM

Talking to Flannery Mullins

The first interview with one of the teens charged in connection with the death of Phoebe Prince.

Flannery Mullins, charged as a juvenile in connection with the death of Phoebe Prince.
Flannery Mullins

Listen to a Slate podcast with Flannery Mullins, one of the teenagers who faced felony charges based on accusations that bullying led to the suicide of Phoebe Prince. After more than a year of court proceedings—and intense media glare—Mullins, now 18, admitted to facts relating to minor misdemeanors. She received probation; when she completes it, the charges against her will be dropped and she will have a clean record. In this interview with Emily Bazelon, Flannery and her mother, Jennifer Mullins, talk about the impact the swirl of accusations and rumor has had on them. In the first part of the podcast, Emily talks to Slate producer Jesse Baker. If you've been following this story and want to go straight to the interview with Flannery and her mother, go to the 8:40 minute mark. For more background, here are links to Emily Bazelon's series on the death of Phoebe Prince and its aftermath, and on cyberbullying.

Jesse Baker is a Slate podcast producer.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.