Fashionista Suicide Comes After Facebook Exchange

    February 8, 2013
    Amanda Crum

A 22-year old woman jumped to her death from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday night, leaving behind a note detailing the “friends” who had been upsetting her recently.

In the note–which was left in her purse on the bridge’s walkway–Ashley Riggitano said that her friends were only interested in gossip and were “never there” for her in a real way. She also singled out a man she’d been in a relationship with who had treated her badly. The names of five women in her circle were given as those who should be banned from her funeral.

Riggitano was reportedly on medication–including Adderall and Klonopin–and had attempted suicide before. A Facebook exchange which allegedly occurred between her and a woman named Alison Tinari is being singled out as a possible contributing factor in the suicide.

“Go try to kill yourself on Xanax again, you unstable loser. Go f–k yourself and never speak to me again,” the post reportedly read.

The other women have been identified by a source–but not confirmed–to be Teresa Castaldo, Beth Bassil, Victoria Van Thunen and Samantha Horneff. Van Thunen was a partner with Riggitano in a jewelry business called Missfits; the company’s Facebook page has come under scrutiny this week as supporters of Riggitano share their thoughts on what happened.

Image: Facebook. Ashley Riggitano and Victoria Van Thunen.


Amanda Crum
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