A woman has killed herself after she sent a video to her ex-boyfriend showing her performing a sex act on her new boyfriend, and it backfired on her. He posted it on the Internet and it went viral.
31-year-old Tiziana Cantone, from Naples in Italy, endured months of abuse and mocking.
According to friends and relatives, she was deeply depressed and suicidal for months before her death.
They claim she couldn’t handle the negative attention she was receiving from social media.
In the video, she can reportedly be heard saying, “Are you making a video? Bravo.”
That phrase has been used by people making memes and parodies of the sex tape and sharing them online.
When her video went viral, she’s said to have started receiving abusive messages. She was recognized constantly on the street and even had to quit her job and change her name.
Her lawyer, Roberta Manzillo, has taken legal action against a number of search engines, sites and individuals sharing the video.
The lawyer says, “We have appealed to the ‘right to be forgotten law’. Facebook was immediately ordered to remove the content from its social network platform and to remove every post or publication containing images (photos and / or video) that refer specifically to the person.”
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into her death, and are leaving open the possibility of criminal charges being filed.
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