Italian woman Tiziana Cantone who filmed herself having sex with her new boyfriend and sent it to her ex boyfriend to taunt him, has committed suicide after he shared the video online and she was barraged with a lot of online abuse.
Tiziana Cantone, from Naples in Italy, was filmed performing a sex act on a man and the video was uploaded on to the internet before being widely shared.
Her ex-boyfriend shared the highly explicit sex tape of the 31 year old and even revealed her full identity online as his own form of revenge.
According to close friends and relatives, the 31-year-old was deeply depressed and on the brink of suicide for months prior to her death.
The video has been shared and downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and she could not handle the negative attention from social media.
Tiziana quit her job and relocated from Naples to Tuscany after reportedly being recognised and ridiculed and abused online and in real life.
Ms Cantone could reportedly be heard on the sex tape saying: ‘Are you making a video? Bravo.’
The sex tape became so widely known that she was also forced to change her name.
She was in the process of legally changing her name when she was found dead, according to local press.
Ms Cantone underwent a legal process at the court of Naples North where she was granted a new legal name to avoid being recognised.
Prosecutors have opened an inquest in her hometown Naples which could bring criminal charges.
Her lawyer, Roberta Manzillo, is said to have taken legal action against a number of internet search engines as well as people responsible for sharing the sex tape on social networks.
‘Why are these images still there?
Why can people still mock and laugh at this young woman who ended her days because of this humiliation that she suffered?’ wrote Naples daily Il Mattino on Thursday.
Teresa Petrosino, her friend, told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that Ms Catone was destroyed by the abuse.
“She had spoken of her desire to leave everything behind, and to close with the past”, she said.
I wonder how anyone can be so fierce, how to rage against a girl who has not done anything wrong.
I think that they should be ashamed of all those who have filled the web of insults and meanwhile secretly watched the images.”
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