Kayla Mendoza's Family Finally Speaks: "Someone Hacked Her Twitter"

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Was her Twitter actually hacked?
Following a week in which Kayla Mendoza catapulted from obscure pothead to international notoriety after New Times reported she tweeted "2 drunk 2 care" hours before allegedly causing a late-night collision that killed two young women, members of Mendoza's family have offered their first public comment on the tragedy.

They told New Times her entire Twitter feed -- which teems with allusions to drug and alcohol abuse and has sparked outrage from Miami to London -- is a sham. Someone hacked her account, they claim, planting most if not all of her more than 5,000 tweets.

"We can't say who is hacking her account, but if I knew her password I would shut it down," cousin Luis Massey told New Times yesterday afternoon. "All we can say is that someone is posting lies on there. It's slander on her Twitter. It's heinous, and whoever hacked it is very sad, that they would post such annoying comments."

See also: Alleged Killer Kayla Mendoza Tweets "2 Drunk 2 Care" Before Causing Horrific Accident

Massey said he went to Broward Health North on Sunday and visited Mendoza, who calls herself the "pothead princess" on Twitter. Her condition has stabilized, he said, though she may never be the same. "She escaped the wreck in tatters," Massey said. "She has many injuries. She has woken up, but she has had some head trauma."

Massey declined to specify whether Mendoza has suffered brain damage. "She was not spared the wrath of the cars interlocking," he said.

Massey pointed out that details involving the crash remain unknown: Was Mendoza drunk or high when she pulled her Hyundai Sonata onto the Sawgrass Expressway last Saturday going the wrong way? Where had she been that night? Were the young women she struck -- Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio -- inebriated in any way?

As of last night, authorities still hadn't charged Mendoza with any crime. Asked whether any charges were forthcoming against her, Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Mark Wysocky told New Times, "Not anytime soon."

So yesterday afternoon, Massey expressed frustration that most readers, confronted with the overwhelming evidence that Mendoza had perhaps used drugs habitually, immediately convicted Mendoza in the public domain -- without having all the facts.

"People need to know that she's no monster," he said. "I've known her my whole life, and people are trying to make her look like a junkie. She's a respectable, honest, loving person."

See also: Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza Recently "Changed a lot," Old Friend Says

There's reason to believe, Massey claimed, that the other women involved in the crash had played some part in horrific accident. "My family believes that," Massey said. "No one has yet taken any steps to investigate what the other two women were doing that night. We don't believe that anyone here was truly innocent. These women may have had their secrets too, or maybe not."

But Mendoza's Twitter feed shows a life before the accident that was anything but secret. She tweeted exhaustively, exposing every bit of herself, regardless of consequences. She likewise surrounded herself with people who conveyed a similar social media identity.

A man identified as her boyfriend on Twitter, Javier Reyes, who didn't respond to a request for comment, says he's from "Stoner Island," adding, "Reefer is my teacher."

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onaspring
onaspring

Nope sorry loser cousin, her boyfriend already tried to explain the drunk tweet as something directed at Him and his feelings of jealousy and apparent smothering. And SHAME on you for even suggesting the two women Murdered by this piece of trash Kayla were at fault.  You are a piece of trash too.  

rob.ari.j
rob.ari.j

Either way its a tragedy...on both ends.. But I guess it would be ok and she could get away with it if she was a rich white kid?... Just like the one who killed 4 people... And got away with only probation because he was rich... Smh at what this world is coming too..

lcaron198
lcaron198

this guy needs to be run over by a truck, the girl needs to be exterminated... and stop setting up your pre defense that she could be brain damaged or a cripple, I dont care she needs death, a painful one and so does he 

coachfroml4d2
coachfroml4d2

And let me guess, her car was hacked too? It wasn't really her driving was it? Her blood was hacked too. There never was any alcohol. Right excuse-making-family?

jmewink1
jmewink1

Yes, the other woman played some part in the accident by driving the right way on the highway.  Such a shame this cousin is so delusional!!!!

rocdad
rocdad

Nothing wrong with #pot but If you believe her account was hacked may I interest you in some dry Florida swamp land or a wonderful NYC bridge for sale?

PulpPhantom
PulpPhantom

It appears this whole family is sad and pathetic.  Willing to LIE just to try and cover it up.  They all deserve to be deported

L3m0nDr0p
L3m0nDr0p

NOBODY hacked her. I read her twitter and it is her life which consists of getting drunk, high, being sexy, hating on ugly or badly dressed girls, getting new phones, a new apartment, and overall pretending to be cool. Aside from that, she was posting way before how she was going to get drunk and blah blah blah tear this shit up and blah blah blah. She posted things like that on twitter and it came to pass so unless the hacker was a psychic, this is completely baloney and the court isn't going to believe a word of it. I wish I had taken screen video of her twitter before they took it down.

L3m0nDr0p
L3m0nDr0p

NOBODY hacked her. I read her twitter and it is her life which consists of getting drunk, high, being sexy, hating on ugly or badly dressed girls, getting new phones, a new apartment, and overall pretending to be cool.

entitledpothead
entitledpothead

Regardless of how intoxicated she was, she was driving the WRONG WAY on a highway and killed 2 people. 

entitledpothead
entitledpothead

Regardless of how intoxicated she was, she was driving the WRONG WAY on a highway and killed 2 people. 

chipahoy
chipahoy topcommenter

another poster child for keeping abortion legal.

PotheadPrincess
PotheadPrincess

I don't support the name-calling and bashing of Kayla Mendoza and think it's a terrible tragedy for everyone involved but the story her family is making up about someone hacking her twitter account is implausible. Why would someone post 5000 tweets over a period of what I have to estimate was several months. You can tell the posts were written by her, it's her verbiage on them. That they even came up with such a story is hilarious and anyone news source that attempts to paint the Mendoza's story as true should be ashamed.  It's a joke! Condolences to the families involved.

galacticapegasus
galacticapegasus

Wow. Interesting how the mysterious hacker stopped tweeting the very night of the accident.  Maybe that's because the hacker doesn't exist and Mendoza pouty  face is in the hospital and can't tweet. Regardless, tweet or not tweet, she was driving the wrong way on the expressway. Guilty.

phelpsne
phelpsne

Well, what does the tox screen say? If she was drunk it doesn't matter what she was texting. Blaming the dead victims seems pretty desperate, by the way. Nice one, cousin Massey.

NotAnIllusion
NotAnIllusion

People who believe her account was "hacked" are beyond idiotic. The family is scrambling for a way to clear her name of this when she deserves the full blame. How dare they say that the two women who died may have had secrets to hide! At least they weren't dumb and inebriated enough to DRIVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE SAWGRASS! I take the Sawgrass ALL the time and still don't understand how one could drive the wrong way on it. I guess the "hacker" took pictures of the girl and posted them online, OH maybe the hacker was the real one driving the car! Idiots

Agustin Vargas
Agustin Vargas

Better yet, there was an article that lead to her twitter. Most of the tweets seem just as irresponsible as the tweet before the fatal accident. "Hacked" my ass! They just don't want to own up that their daughter fucked up big time. Excuse the language, but now we can see how irresponsible the parents are as well. *Facepalm

Roger Kaplan
Roger Kaplan

Nice rack ... of lamb that I'll be eating on Xmas

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

 

.............................................IMHO worse comments than the "hacking" story are:

"She escaped the wreck in tatters," ................"She has many injuries. She has woken up, but she has had some head trauma."..............."She was not spared the wrath of the cars interlocking,"

well MR MASSEY, what about a comment or so about the two young women in the other car ?

DOBBIE
DOBBIE

HOpe they catcH this slandering no good HacKer!

cincin0008
cincin0008

Wow... if I had any remorse for this girl it just all flew out the window. To "massey" you are an uneducated fool! Im sure if it was your loved one killed in that accident you wouldn't be coming up with stupid explanations like this! How dare you try and blame the two young girls that got killed! Last I checked they weren't the ones driving on the wrong side of the street you fucking moron!!! They weren't the ones who tweeted 2drunk2care before causing this accident! Two families lost there daughters... sisters. .While your dumb fuck of a cousin gets to keep her life. To hell with all of you! The only justice that will be served is if Kayla ends up behind bars in a Steven Hawking wheel chair!!!!!

mikipoo19
mikipoo19

I have posted in the begging of this but people are mentioning alot about it being the "cousins" comments.. and I am willing to bet a ton of money that from all this backlash on accusing the victims the parents are going to come out and say "that is his opinion and we had nothing to do with what he said" yada yada yada.. grrr

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........................................and someone ELSE smoked all that weed and someone ELSE was driving the car and someone ELSE blah blah blah

funny how with innocent people KILLED the first thing this family does is use its time and effort in public to MAKE EXCUSES for that precious little monster that i suppose someone ELSE raised

a worn and tired path - IF it's not the CRIME it's the PERJURY that sinks their story

NYCStarGazer
NYCStarGazer

Funny... someone's been faking an account in her name for over a year according to the family... and posting dozens of pictures of her. Quite the cunning hacker, lol.


She's a murderer, and her family can't handle it so they're stating their wishes and dreams as facts. Reprehensible - it's clear where this murderer learned her ethics!

Kayla, I wish you the very worst, and most everyone who's read your story likely feels the same.

ph03n1x418
ph03n1x418

Her Twitter account wasn't hacked lol

Here is her Vine profile, with videos of her that she willingly uploaded herself which clearly show her consuming drugs and alcohol. http://vinebox.co/u/widcl0Hpzx1

crystal2091
crystal2091

I am sorry for the families of the girls. This was an accident that happens all the time. If she was impaired they will charge her. Since they have not charged her it really doesn't matter what was tweeted. (intoxication manslaughter) or even (recklessly endangering safety) This type of accident happens for different reasons. It doesn't seem very productive for everyone to attack each other.

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/PATROL/docs/safety_tip_wrong_way2.pdf

justkozlow
justkozlow

WHY DO HER FUCKING TWEETS MATTER?!?!?!?! SHE WAS DRIVING THE WRONG WAY AND WAS SHIT FACED AND KILLED 2 PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

toolongdidntread
toolongdidntread

I sincerely hope the comments I read regarding a possible amputation for this piece of shit are true. I hope she limps away from this tradgedy mangled and disfigured as to be reminded daily the pain she has caused innocent people so she could joyride drunk. I have absolutely zero sympathy for this twats ignorant family and their pathetic attempt to paint the true victims here as participants in their own deaths.

Kristy Knoff Snyder
Kristy Knoff Snyder

Jeez! I can't believe that they even dare question what "secrets" the other girls (the girls that died) may have had...as if they are partly to blame in the accident...I'm pretty sure that THEY were driving the CORRECT direction... Ridiculous! Why even discuss character when the facts are clear?? All we need are the toxicology reports to prove what we already know-I don't know many people who would drive down a road in the wrong direction while sober...

mmcdonald64
mmcdonald64

Wow. I'm sure someone hacked her account and posted all that stuff on the off-chance that one day, she would be involved in a fatal car accident. I don't buy it for a minute. And to make matters worse, the cousin is now trying to cast doubt on the two young women who were killed because they were...what? Out on the road? Driving the right way on a highway? It's completely despicable of the cousin. 

YDelgado
YDelgado

Parents should start owning up to their shitty parenting rather than making excuses. Pathetic.

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

She listened to Salsa! Damn crazy Puerto Ricans!!!

jessica_ortiz_30
jessica_ortiz_30

Reguardless if she was under the influence or not she was driving the wrong! How can you try abd put the blame on the two girls that were in thr wrong place at the wrong time and killes by this senceless act she is guilty in my eyes!

Xiggie
Xiggie

So someone hacked her twitter account and posted pictures of her that she posed for. What an absolute failure of a fail excuse.

Shawn Weaver
Shawn Weaver

Just one question...what kind of music did she listen to?

ShaSha Roberts
ShaSha Roberts

Please!!!!! That's an obvious lie. If it was hacked why didn't she do anything about it???

allykate2000
allykate2000

As far as the other 4999 tweets that were supposedly hacked, don't you think that if they were all hacked months ago that Mendoza would have done something about them?

allykate2000
allykate2000

Yeah, it's very simple to find out if this low life made the tweets or not and I guarantee that it will be shown that she did make all of the statements herself. As far as the charges go, this bitch isn't going anywhere for a while and the second that she's arrested, the State of Florida is responsible for her medical bills which will go way over $100,000. Saying that the other girls "played some part" in the accident, is just BS. This bitch and her entire family need to be arrested, if her family knew about her history of drug and alchohol abuse and didn't try to stop here, they were just as responsible as she is and should be arrested and sued. 

Sara Jackson
Sara Jackson

really sad that her mother is choosing to go this route. denial is common when you find out that your child is doing something that you wish they weren't, but the expression of that denial only hurts that child further. quite some time ago, i became an addict, if my mother had decided to make excuses for me i would have likely ended up dead. while it is the user's responsibility to change their own path, those surrounding them can make a profound impact on their progress or lack there of. it is clear there is a problem here, now it's time to do something about it, instead of tossing blame around like it means nothing. i hope that she can come to acceptance and support her daughter in finding a new path

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................very informative post SARA as certainly no one can argue with first-hand experience - making excuses and enabling a drug user / abuser is indeed in my mind what perpetuates the cycle until of course something really bad happens and unfortunately it usually involves innocent bystanders who previously had nothing to do with that person

JackRipken
JackRipken

@jessica_ortiz_30 Learn some grammar while you're at it as well.  Thanks.

Sincerely, 

The rest of us who are cringing right now.

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