Assault charge filed after tweet sent to journalist with epilepsy

DALLAS COUNTY, Texas — An additional charge has been filed against a Maryland man accused of tweeting an animated strobe image to a journalist with epilepsy, prosecutors in Texas said Monday, March 20th.

John Rayne Rivello, 29, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, said Brittany Dunn with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

A grand jury referral said Rivello sent the tweet knowing journalist Kurt Eichenwald was “susceptible to seizures and that such...

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