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TikTok psychic sued by University of Idaho professor for murder accusations

Ashley Guillard used tarot cards to determine that a University of Idaho professor killed four students

A University of Idaho history professor filed a federal defamation lawsuit against a TikTok psychic who claimed to have received information through tarot cards that the scholar was responsible for four murders.

Professor Rebecca Scofield filed the federal lawsuit on December 21 after multiple cease and desist letters were sent and ignored by Ashley Guillard.

Guillard (pictured) posts videos on social media website TikTok where she claims to solve murders using tarot cards and other psychic methods. Her videos have racked up millions of views, according to the lawsuit. She calls herself a “clairvoyant” and is “blessed with the ability to access and interpret information from the universal consciousness,” according to her website.

She accused Scofield of hiring someone to murder four students in November 2022 at the University of Idaho to cover up a romantic relationship with one of the victims.

Scofield has “never met any of the victims,” the federal lawsuit stated.

“Guillard’s videos have been viewed millions of times, amplifying Guillard’s online persona at the expense of Professor Scofield’s reputation,” the professor’s attorneys wrote. The TikToker accused Scofield of hiring Jack DuCoeur, the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims, to commit the murders. Police have already ruled out DuCoeur as a suspect, according to the New York Post.

The lawsuit stated further:

Two of the TikToks [posted around November 24] directly and falsely state that Professor Scofield ordered the execution of the four students. Three of the TikToks either falsely implied or directly stated that Professor Scofield had been involved in a relationship with
one of the murdered students.

After that set of videos, “Guillard posted an additional five TikTok videos falsely alleging that Professor Scofield ordered and planned the murders of the four students,” according to the lawsuit. “In three of the videos Guillard falsely stated that Professor Scofield and a student at the University of Idaho… together planned the murders of the four students.”

Even after receiving two cease and desist letters, Guillard continued to make videos accusing Scofield of the murder, according to the lawsuit.

Guillard has continued to post about the situation and stands by her assertions.

“I’m actually gleaming with excitement,” she posted three days ago in a video about the news of the lawsuit. The TikToker said she is excited to present her “ideas in court” about Scofield.

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Matt has previously worked at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action and Turning Point USA. While in college, he wrote for The College Fix as well as his college newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix. He holds a B.A. from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He lives in northwest Indiana with his family.