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Tiziana Cantone: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Tiziana Cantone (Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

31-year-old Tiziana Cantone was found dead Tuesday after hanging herself following a sex tape she was featured in that went viral in 2015.

Cantone was reportedly depressed for months after the video surfaced, and this wasn’t the first time she tried killing herself.

The bombshell changed her name and even quit her job after the video was leaked.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. She Hung Herself After a Sex Tape She Was in Went Viral

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

Cantone had been suffering from months of notoriety following a sex tape she was in that went viral, BBC reported.

She sent the tape of her having sex with a different man to an ex-boyfriend after they broke up, Daily Mail reported. The ex then allegedly uploaded the video online out of revenge.

La Repubblica said Cantone may have also sent several videos to five friends whom she trusted.

The video showed Cantone performing a sex act on a man. “Are you making a video? Bravo,” she could be heard telling the man. The phrase was then used by people on Youtube “who made parodies of the footage and shared them online,” according to the Mirror.

Cantone had won a “right to be forgotten” ruling in Italian courts, the publication said, but was ordered to pay court costs for the ordeal.

The court forced Facebook to take down some of the abusive posts, Cosmopolitan reported.

After the ruling, the video had already been copied and republished thousands of times to porn sites and social media.

Cantone took her own life by apparently hanging herself on September 12.

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2. She Had Been Depressed for Months, Her Mother Said

Tiziana Cantone

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

Friends and family said that Cantone had been “depressed for months and on the brink of suicide for months prior to her death,” according to the Daily Mail.

Cantone’s mother, Maria Teresa described her deceased daughter as depressed and said she sometimes turned to alcohol. “She was hurting and at times took refuge in alcohol. But she was always a healthy and normal girl,” Teresa told investigators, La Reppublica newspaper reported.

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3. She Attempted Suicide Twice in the Past, According to Her Mother

Tiziana Cantone

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

Cantone tried unsuccessfully to kill herself twice before she hung herself to death, her mother told La Reppublica.

“She 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,” Catone’s mother told the newspaper.

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4. She changed Her Name & Quit Her Job After the Sex Tape Circulated

Tiziana Cantone

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

After the sex tape she starred in went viral, Cantone felt forced to change her name, the Daily Mail said. She was reportedly granted a new legal name by a court so that she could try to live out a normal life.

Author Roberto Saviano said Italy has a “morbid” relationship with sex and the rejection she felt from the public after the tape went viral stemmed from that fact.

“I grieve for Tiziana, who killed herself because she was a woman in a country where uninhibited and playful sex is still the worst of sins,” Saviano said on Twitter.

“It’s mainly a cultural battle — also a social and political battle,” Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told reporters. “Our commitment is try to do everything we can. … Violence against women is not an ineradicable phenomenon.”

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5. She Was Bullied Relentlessly Following the Tape’s Release

Tiziana Cantone

(Instagram/tizianacantonereal)

Once the sex tape went viral, Cantone was reportedly bombarded with ridicule on social media and often recognized on the street by those who saw the video.

Teresa Petrosino, a friend, told the Corriere della Sera that Ms Catone was “destroyed” by the abuse.

Prosecutors in Cantone’s home city of Naples opened an investigation into her death, and four people are under investigation over alleged defamation of the woman, according to CNN.

“I wonder how anyone can be so fierce, how to rage against a girl who has not done anything wrong,” Teresa Petrosino told Corriere della Sera.

*This article will be updated as information becomes available.

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36 comments

  1. Fact #6: Tiziana Cantone never denied she was the one who sent the video to her ex-boyfriend.
    Fact #7: It wasn’t only her and ‘another man’ in the video. It was her and FOUR MEN at once. One of the men shot the video.
    Fact #8: In the video Tiziana Cantone looks at the camera and states in Italian, “You’re making a video? Bravo.”

      • Pretty much. She initiated the every action.
        #1 She participated in a gangbang of her own free will.
        #2 Condoned the recording
        #3 Sent it to her ex as some sort of revenge.
        #4 She tried to hurt her boyfriend. It ends up going viral. Now she’s upset. She can dish it,but can’t take it. C*nt move! So yeah she deserved it.

        If you’re a undercover whore and don’t want anyone to know, don’t make a video.
        No one should feel sorry for this chick. She was mean and evil and tried to destroy her ex emotionally.
        It was extremely petty and she got what she deserved.
        The video went viral. She was the catalyst of everything that happen to her.

        P.S. Men have feelings also. No one is speaking on his mental state.
        He had to endure watching someone he loved screwed by several men.
        Yeah, that’s really the type of emotional baggage you want to take into relationships the rest of your life.
        Now on top of that he has to live with the fact this weak c*nt killed herself.
        F*ck her corpse.

  2. And since the author seems to have left it out, this thing about the video has been going on longer than what you would presume by reading this article. It’s not like it just happened and she lost her mind and hung herself. It’s not like the depression was a pre-existing condition to the video. Since the video went viral, IN 2015, she has battled with the depression, etc. The lack of that fact makes her sound like she is insane. She’s not. I wouldn’t be able to take that much verbal abuse, either. I hope she found her peace.

    I’d also like to point out that the female author sure did pick some terrible photos to showcase a woman who was tormented for her sexuality. The top photo? “oh yes, she looks psycho here! let’s use it!” and every photo following is her in a bikini. Get a grip, Jennifer. I swear women like you just kill any social advancement our gender makes. Just sit the hell down if you don’t want to be a part of the progress; it’s better than thwarting it. Idiot.

  3. Interesting how she makes a porn for revenge against her ex and distributes it online, but he’s the bully being accused of using “revenge porn”. Sorry the buck stops on her. She made it intentionally for the purpose of revenge, then sent it out to multiple people, so it’s her bed to lie in.

  4. slut makes gangbang porno. slut sends it out. slut kills herself for being called a slut.

    she’s a moron. she could have made a lot of money just coming to terms with her slutty self.

  5. it’s very sad that she took her own life. There’s no doubt there. But I don’t get what she was expecting by spitefully sending her ex a video of her getting piped by some other dude. It’s a pretty reasonable expectation that he would do something mean with it. She’s a beautiful girl though. If she played it right, she could have likely achieved Kardashian style fame. A sex tape isn’t such a negative thing to kill yourself over. It’s very sad that she responded that way. But in reality, she has nobody to blame but herself, as she was actually the one that leaked the tape herself. If it’s something she would kill herself over if others saw it, she shouldn’t have provided it for others to see in the first place. Rest In Peace. Suicide shouldn’t have been her response

  6. ““I wonder how anyone can be so fierce, how to rage against a girl who has not done anything wrong,” Teresa Petrosino told Corriere della Sera.” Yes, because MALE FEELINGS don’t matter. Stupid people NEVER join the dots to work out how reality actually IS, do they? Or if they do (often sub-consciously), they plain LIE about it, including to themselves. This causes much suffering in the world. OK, abuse is wrong by definition, but this pathetic suicide victim started it by trying to hurt her ex-boyfriend with the video, in the first place. Not ONE mention of male feelings, in all the reporting. As per usual. A man being abused doesn’t matter. IF you get your collective heads out of your collective rear-ends and start treating ALL humans like humans, including men and including their feelings – which ‘equality’ liars nearly-never consider of equal value to female feelings (because the inequality is convenient for them and they’re just that pathetic when it comes to give-and-take with the nature of power). THEN, and ONLY then will it improve things for ALL, and the fatherless weak-minded like Tiziana might be far fewer in the future. Karma is a concept based entirely in reality, unlike some religious illusions. If we have dropped religion, whilst keeping cruel capitalist might-is-right mentalities (both of which we have in the West), then NATURALLY, people are going to laugh at the weaker person, at the stupid. This woman was tragic, but she was also stupid to choose to play games with a force that she couldn’t control. We’ll only get more of this kind of harm, if we continue to protect females from their own stupidity whilst letting males get as harsh a punishment as we can create. That isn’t equality, and women, due to evolutionary biology allied with contraception technology and a society that doesn’t allow men to balance that with aggressive physical advantage (no matter how natural that might be) now have MORE power than men. That is NOT ‘equality’ and thus injustice results, especially with the lying about this state of society. Like a mother lies to her daughter about why her father left, if it was the mother’s fault. Leaving her daughter to grow up in an illusion and unhealthy concept of masculinity, just to save the selfish mother’s feelings and ego. That kind of thing causes all sorts of harm, and women feel entitled to think and act in such selfish ways – BECAUSE WE ACROSS WESTERN SOCIETY TEACH THEM THAT IT IS OK. What stupid, illogical cultural behaviour this is, in the end. What millions will lie to themselves before a tiny minority realises their error. Hopefully more than a tiny minority… but this woman played with fire and got burnt. Stop complaining about those who rightly ridiculed her, horrible as that must have been (I personally can relate to being in that kind of position on a smaller scale, in fact, but won’t let emotion blind me to reality)… and start complaining about the conditions that led her to have no father figure in her life. Which was quite probably the society-wide abuse of men as being subhuman, proven by how little their feelings matter. Like I said, Karma is real, so all these idiots in their capitalism-machiavellian-derived delusion that the ONLY thing that matters is getting away with it – are NOT intelligent in the end. They are stupid people under the delusion of intelligence, who are too limited to look any further ahead, or consider others, as they are seduced by power. Or the illusion of power. People need to wake up and stop scapegoating the likes of Tiziana, too – there are MANY other examples of women abusing people and it later causing them harm via karmic wider-picture cause-and-effect. We pretend the isolated examples are the only ones! This helps us ignore the bigger picture and thus prevents us from solving problems – like all scapegoating does. How many of these people’s victims are men, and how many men do we victimise for reacting RIGHTLY to abusive women who struck first, not out of NEED, but GREED – out of sheer weak egotism? Out of being spoilt and EXPECTING A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PRIVILEGE? – which when a man acts in an HONEST way with her, enrages her like any other spoilt child? What equality can be had under a biased system such as that – which IS our system? The least women can do is not scream in men’s face about equality. Go create some equality, fool! Or suffer the consequences equally as men remove your privilege one by one… like perhaps Tiziana’s father did to her mother – I don’t know the story, but many men left their women due to the women’s entitlement to disrespect him (pure abuse, not the give-and-take of a a healthy relationship), face it. Only when we stop scapegoating men (or women, where it occurs) and start living in pure reality, will we improve our society. Hurry up!

    tl;dr: If you want victim-women, keep treating them as such even when they’re the perpetrator and expect a war with honest men who have had enough, in addition. The latter are always right, and would be so if the genders were reversed – but they never will be due to evolutionary biology handing women inherent power that men don’t have. If they don’t appreciate that and then abuse that power, bad things happen. Power=responsibility. These realities don’t change for ANYONE’S politics. Wake up.