Bullying video goes viral

Bullying video goes viral

STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - A video of shocking bullying from a 21-year-old local recording artist has gone viral and is sparking outrage.

Strongsville Police are investigating the woman for bullying an 18-year-old woman.

Hilary Anne Cashell is under fire for the videos she sent to her.

Now she's getting a lot of unwanted attention since the victim posted an edited version of the videos Facebook.
In the video, Cashell can be heard saying this:
"You're literally a waste of sperm and egg. I'll seriously punch you in the face," she said as a man laughed in the background.

18-year-old Elaine Federer says she got 34 snapchat videos in the span of 45 minutes.
"I'm literally going to beat the sh** out of you. I just feel like it's something I need to do," Cashell said. 

At one point in the video, Cashell sings, "You need to go kill yourself. Make everyone's lives easier."
Elaine says she barely knows Hilary, who is an aspiring singer out of Vermilion.

She says she was friends with the man you see in the background.

"I didn't understand why it was happening to me. And it just made me feel like all the progress I made with depression and everything I'd been through was just being knocked back into my face," Federer said. 

Elaine decided to stand up for herself and publicly shared the video.

"It's okay to tell your parents, it's okay to show people. It's okay to make it known that it's happening to you," she said. 

Elaine's video has been viewed over 100,000 times. 
Since she posted it last week she's gotten hundreds of emails and messages of support.

But it still stings.

"It's hurtful in all honesty. It's just very painful to go through," she said.

Since the video went viral, Hilary's record label, BMG llc out of Lorain has suspended her.
Hilary released an apology video on her Facebook fan page.
"I attacked a woman that did not deserve my attacks or my criticism. I want to take a moment and let you know I am truly, from the bottom of my heart sorry," Cashell.

She also started an anti-bullying campaign.
"I know I messed up so bad and a lot of you won't be able to forgive me, a lot of you. And I hope that one day you're able to," Cashell said in her apology video.

"I'm Hilary Cashell and I'm no longer a bully. And I refuse to ever bully someone again," she said.

Elaine said this isn't about the people involved in the video-- it's bigger than that.
"Bullies don't understand that if you tell someone to do those things and they do it, you can suffer serious consequences," she said.

Cleveland 19's Sara Goldenberg spoke with Hilary over the phone Friday night. She said this was a feud between her and Elaine.
She also said the video was edited and does not portray her fairly.

One thing both of these women seem to agree on-- it's time to stand up against bullying.
For more resources to deal with bullying, you can visit Stop Bullying, Cleveland Clinic and Safe Kids sites.

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