In Italy, a respectable young lady named Tiziana Cantone and her boyfriend broke up. She then had a brilliant idea, one that would knock other Italian thinkers such as Cicero and Galileo off their lofty intellectual perches: she had sex with four men and apparently sent the resulting video to her ex in order to make him jealous.
And what did the fellow do next? Did he rend his hair and gnash his teeth in impotent rage? Or, did he upload it onto the internet? We don’t know for sure because Ms. Cantone seems to have sent the video to several men, but certainly it did end up on the internet, much to our heroine’s shock.
She became a laughing stock and a running joke in the country, with her words and actions being endlessly parodied. She was hounded wherever she went because everyone recognized her, even after she quit her job and moved house.
She was found dead on Tuesday after hanging herself.
Further reading: Heart of Darkness