By Brad Hunter, 24 Hours
First posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 09:21 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 16, 2016 02:19 PM EDT
A tragic Italian beauty who hanged herself when she couldn’t get a raunchy sex video pulled down off a porn site simply gave up on life.
Tiziana Cantone, 31, killed herself Wednesday at her aunt’s home south of Naples in a tragedy that has rocked Italy.
But it was Cantone who orchestrated her own demise, Italian newspapers reported.
Desperate to make a former boyfriend jealous, she made six different sex tapes sending them to him and some friends. Eventually, the sexxx-rated videos made their way to the web — triggering a barrage of mockery.
The porn tapes have been viewed more than one million times. Even after she moved to Tuscany to flee the derision, it shadowed her every move.
"I was fragile and depressed,” she told a court. “The videos were around 6, and I had sent them myself. "
In one video, Cantone tells her lover: "You're filming? Bravo.”
It became a catchphrase across the country, appearing on T-shirts and elsewhere.
Cantone reportedly had woven a series of online sexual relationships on social networks and she admitted she made the sex flicks willingly.
"It was a game, that got out of hand because those videos were finished on many porn sites,” she said.
La Republica reported Cantone barricaded herself in her aunt’s villa because she was terrified of being "recognized and derided" and began suffering from panic attacks.
Beside herself, the stunning brunette went to court to have the videos taken down and after an emotionally draining court battle she won the “right to be forgotten” and a judge ordered the pornos be taken down.
But she was ordered to pay a whopping 20,000 euros (C$29,000) in legal costs.
"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.
Italian prosecutors in Naples have now launched a criminal investigation. Chief prosecutor Francesco Greco said Friday that the investigation into possible charges of instigating suicide was being co-ordinated with another based on a defamation complaint Cantone brought against four people last October, which was still open when she died.
Tiziana Cantone is seen in this undated Instagram photo.
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'A woman who wants to please men and is not afraid to do so'; Commentators slam sex-tape suicide victim
By Brad Hunter, 24 Hours
First posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 02:33 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016 02:46 PM EDT
The beauty who hanged herself after her sex tapes went public has triggered a wave of soul-searching in Italy.
Tiziana Cantone, 31, should have been protected by the country’s privacy laws but wasn’t, one government official said.
Alone, desperate and shamed, Cantone killed herself last week at her aunt’s villa outside Naples. Cantone’s downfall began when she made a number of sex tapes in the hope of making her ex-boyfriend jealous.
Instead, they ended up on the Internet.
The X-rated videos went viral with more than a million hits. Her comment - “You’re filming? Bravo” - became an Italian catchphrase, even as she hid in shame.
The six tapes featured Cantone with other partners and in a threesome.
She went to court to have the videos taken down from porn sites -- and lost.
But even in death, Italian commentators were still slinging arrows at Cantone. “She has the aggressive posture of many girls like her: tall, lean, make-up rimmed, redesigned eyebrows, nose reshaped perhaps, filler in her lips, glossy lipstick ... a bit panther but not vulgar. A woman who wants to please men and is not afraid to do so,” an Il Sussidiario writer said.
Privacy czar Antonello Soro said the prosecution erred by not considering the porn posting a breach of Cantone’s privacy. The reason was that she had voluntarily shared her hormone-charged antics.
Now, four men are under investigation for allegedly contributing to the raven-haired stunner’s death.
“We have to be more aware of the traps we expose ourselves to when we post ever more shots of our private lives on the web,” Soro told The Local.
Cantone’s lawyer, Robert Leaf Manzilla, said that while his client was devastated by the verdict, he didn’t think she’d kill herself.
“She was upset ... but there were no signals that could portend an end so tragic,” he told Today.it.
Meanwhile, Cantone’s tragic demise raises the spectre of another horror unfolding in Italy. A video of a teenage girl being raped in a nightclub was posted online -- by her friends.
'A woman who wants to please men and is not afraid to do so'; Commentators slam