TYLER CLEMENTI’S suicide last year was a great tragedy. We do not need to add another victim to this story. The 18-year-old Ridgewood native jumped off the George Washington Bridge not long after he was allegedly secretly videoed having a romantic encounter with another man, identified in court papers as M.B. Clementi’s former Rutgers roommate, Dharun Ravi, is awaiting trial on 15 charges, including a hate crime, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence. Now M.B. may find himself in the public eye as the case moves to trial. Last week, a judge ruled that M.B.’s identity must be revealed to Ravi and his legal team. We respect Ravi’s right to a vigorous defense, but we remain troubled that M.B.’s identity will eventually become public, despite the judge’s order to the contrary. M.B. is a victim. He should not be outed as collateral damage in an already too tragic narrative. Yet we fear that the number of people who will know M.B.’s identity, coupled with the proliferation of bloggers and new media operating under a different ethical code than mainstream journalists, will result in just that. If Ravi is convicted of a hate crime, one of the charges he faces, he could spend many years in prison. However, we fail to see how M.B.’s identity is relevant. Ravi is charged with setting up a webcam to film Clementi with another man. That Clementi was with a man is significant if prosecutors hope to prove that Ravi is guilty of a hate crime. But who that man was is not important. Ravi and his legal team must protect M.B.’s right to privacy. It is an ironic situation, considering that prosecutors have built their case on Ravi’s alleged lack of respect of personal privacy. There are enough ruined lives here. No more.