Model Tiziana Cantone Suicide: Viral Sex Tape Still Proliferating After Death

Model Tiziana Cantone Suicide: Viral Sex Tape Still Proliferating After Death
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Four men with alleged connections to the suicide case of Tiziana Cantone, who appeared in a sex tape that went viral online, are being questioned.


Thirty one year old Cantone’s dead body was discovered in her aunt’s home on Tuesday. This comes almost a year after the footage, which she had sent to her friends and an ex-boyfriend to make him jealous, had gone viral online.

“[Cantone] was hurting and at times took refuge in alcohol. But she was always a healthy and normal girl,” her mother Maria Teresa said, as reported by La Reppublica.

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Although by fighting her way through courts Cantone was able to win a “right to be forgotten” ruling, she was asked to pay an amount of €20,000 in legal costs; something that Italian media outlets speculate may have tipped her over the edge.

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By this time the video had been widely shared, copied and republished.

As reported by the Telegraph, Cantone moved homes and tried to even change her name to avoid humiliation.

“[Cantone] was suffering from everything she saw and heard and in particular from the outcome of the legal proceedings because she believed justice had not been done,” Teresa said.

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An investigation into “incitement to suicide” has been launched by prosecutors in Naples. The four men brought in for questioning are being investigated for defamation.

Turin city councillor for the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Walter Caputo, was critical of Cantone’s actions in sending the video – saying she was “aiming for a certain notoriety,” adding that she was “certainly not a saint.” However, as reported by, in an apology Caputo later said his remarks had been poorly considered.

“I wonder how anyone can be so fierce, how to rage against a girl who has not done anything wrong,” Teresa Petrosino said, according to a report from BBC. “I think that they should be ashamed, all those who have filled the web of insults and meanwhile secretly watched the images,” she added.

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