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Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York Fashionsta jumps to her death after Facebook argument
UPI ^ | Feb. 8, 2013

Posted on 02/08/2013 10:19:25 AM PST by nickcarraway

Ashley Anne Riggitano a New York fashionista, jumped to her dead from the George Washington Bridge on her 22nd birthday.

Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York fashionista, jumped to her death from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday, after a heated Facebook argument with her best friend.

Riggitano, 22, allegedly was on Aderall and Klonopin when she jumped into the Hudson River at 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 6, which also happened to be her birthday, the Daily Mail reported.

According the several reports, Riggitano had gotten into a Facebook fight with her good friend Alison Tinari, who allegedly wrote her a post that's being considered as a contributing factor in the suicide.

“Go try to kill yourself on Xanax again, you unstable loser. Go xx yourself and never speak to me again.” The fashionista left a handwritten note found in her Louis Vuitton bag on the bridge. In the note, she stated that her "friends" were never there and were only interested in gossip. She also singled out four people she wanted excluded from her funeral.

A source has identified the four as Teresa Castaldo, Beth Bassil, Victoria Van Thunen and Samantha Horneff, Fox News reported.

Van Thunen was Riggitano’s business partner at Missfits, a jewelry-design business.

Reports indicate this wasn't the first time Riggitano attempted to commit suicide. Prescription drugs Adderall, used to treat ADHD, and Klonopin, an anti-panic drug, were also found in her bag.

Designer Alex Woo who employed Riggitano part-time said she appeared happy and was liked by everyone.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: facebook; suicide
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:19:29 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the Drama Queen took it to the next level.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:21:22 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

Coked out, drugged up, melon brained, worthless excuse for a functioning human being, takes life - no one cares.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:21:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

How ‘bout that “social media” thing?


4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:22:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm going to guess that Alison Tinari is not going to be put on criminal trial for her insensitive statements, because Ashley Riggitano is not a member of a protected class.

Dharun Ravi was not so lucky.

5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:22:52 AM PST by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

Oh man, we need to ban guns altogether.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:23:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yep. It’s not her fault just her “gossipy” friends. (Sarc) Did the press really need to print the names excluded from the funeral? How does that help anything? Why mess up their lives?


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:24:15 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: nickcarraway

pretty girl. sad, not to have any real friends or any kind of real life. I am guessing she had some mental issues of somekind.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:24:32 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: nickcarraway
....jumped to her dead....

I jumped to the conclusion that the editor is not on his game.

9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:26:50 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: nickcarraway
22? She looked 40. Indeed a loser, as are her "friends".


10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:27:07 AM PST by montag813
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To: wideawake

My very first thought, too, but I was unable to remember the name involved with the other case. Good job.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:27:46 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Navy Patriot
Oh man, we need to ban guns altogether.

We need to ban bridges over three feet high, and have a national conversation about the need for rivers over four feet deep.

12 posted on 02/08/2013 10:27:50 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: nickcarraway

Wanna guess who she voted for?


13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:28:57 AM PST by YourAdHere (Gaithersburg, MD is a toilet.)
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To: nickcarraway

When people move away from spiritual teachings and become exclusively enmeshed with the “world,” stuff like this is bound to occur. A spiritual ground of some kind would’ve helped to place a critical check on her, before that fatal jump.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:29:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: nickcarraway

Great. Now I’m going to have the “George Wshington Bridge” song stuck in my head all day.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:29:58 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Navy Patriot

I think it must have been the Louis Vuitton bag or the press would not have singled it out as it did.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:29 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (The owner of a uterus has no more "right" than a gun owner, to kill innocent lives.)
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To: nickcarraway

Klonopin is nasty stuff.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:36 AM PST by conservative cat
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To: nickcarraway
Sounds like she had many of the same problems as these folks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxyhfiCO_XQ

18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:36 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: nickcarraway
Designer Alex Woo who employed Riggitano part-time said she appeared happy and was liked by everyone.

Well, apparently she was happy and well-liked only part-time.

19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:32:12 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: montag813

Not guilty


21 posted on 02/08/2013 10:34:56 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway
Facebook kills.
Isn't the first time - won't be the last.

Ban Facebook!

22 posted on 02/08/2013 10:38:25 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Was this fashionista a fascista?


23 posted on 02/08/2013 10:39:48 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: grobdriver

> Ban Facebook!

OMG I’m like... like.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 10:43:15 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: turdhopper

I don’t think I would have gone there, myself...

While I despise what little valued lifestyle she may have had, I can’t say that. I sit here with the experience of having had a daughter that came so awfully close to going down that same worthless road. Thank God she changed and now has a good husband and three beautiful daughters and is a joy to be around.

I see cases like this and I count my lucky stars.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

Beware, Fakebook kills!


26 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:29 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jobim

Relax Antonio!


28 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:18 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Pretty disgusting comment. Only Laz can say things like this, I think.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:18 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York Fashionsta jumps to her death after Facebook argument

  Ummm Ashley. Next time - instead of jumping off the GW - just unfriend that mean ol' person, mmm-kay?

30 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:06 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

The death of a Realdoll(tm).

In another life, she would live in a trailer park, have her first child at 16, and three by the age of 22, married to a guy who repairs cars, and be happy.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:10 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: conservative cat

Klonopin is very nasty stuff. Of the Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin), it’s my experience that Klonopin has the most potential for abuse/addiction, and the worst side effects.

One death is a tragedy, one million deaths a statistic. We are an over-medicated society, and this woman’s end, however tragic or not you wish to view it, is just another statistic.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:40 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody sure was all wrapped up in herself, wasn’t she? Oh well, at least she left a good looking corpse.


33 posted on 02/08/2013 10:57:16 AM PST by Kenton
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To: conservative cat

“Klonopin is nasty stuff.”

Indeed. Extremely addictive. Completely sick to refer to it as an “anti-panic drug” since the panic that it wards off is simply the withdrawal symptoms caused by the drug itself wearing off. Calling Klonopin an “anti-panic drug” is like saying Heroin is an anti-withdrawal-symptom medication.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 10:58:23 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nickcarraway

About a month earlier, Riggitano initiated an ugly, two-day exchange with Tinari that led to the Xanax suicide comment.

The fight stemmed from Tinari’s ongoing friendship with Riggitano’s boyfriend, aspiring race-car driver Drew Heissenbuttel.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/gwb_leaping_beauty_sad_descent_into_EqR6K57li8P19u2JtflNTI

“It’s really horrible what happened. I feel really bad for her family. It’s crazy. I feel really bad for her. I never went after her; she went after me,” a remorseful Tinari told The Post yesterday, adding that she didn’t even know Riggitano before the exchange.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 10:59:20 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Gaffer
Gaffer I have been there also with two of my daughters. Suicide is such a sad thing no matter who the person is.
This young girl had her whole life a head of her and cut her life short.
Prayers for her family.
36 posted on 02/08/2013 10:59:43 AM PST by imjustme
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To: Revolting cat!
Don't you fret about Mr. Carioca himself. Remember, I'm the
guy who's life is centered around Quiet thoughts and quiet
dreams, quiet walks by quiet streams. And a window looking
on the mountains and the sea, how lovely.


And I enjoy some dark humor as much as the next fellow, but there are boundaries.
37 posted on 02/08/2013 11:01:44 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: nickcarraway

If her doctor had given her more drugs this probably wouldn’t have happened.

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38 posted on 02/08/2013 11:02:23 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: nickcarraway

Ashley started her own business called The Missfits where she hand crafted jewelry made out of semi precious gemstones with her best friend Victoria Van Thunen. “We are two Jersey girls who grew up one poof of Tinkerbell’s fairy dust from culturally rich NYC,” the Missfits Web site reads. “And although we hail from the Garden State, it is Manhattan that we will always call home.”

39 posted on 02/08/2013 11:04:36 AM PST by kcvl
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To: jobim

Why did you interpret the comment “I could of used her”, now, I see, removed by the censor of political correctness, as was your reply, and as I anticipate this comment will be, why did you interpret it they way you did, whatever that way was? It was vague enough, he could have used her as a fashion designer, say.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 11:05:51 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: kcvl
“And although we hail from the Garden State, it is Manhattan that we will always call home.”

Hopefully, she landed on the New York side of the state line.

41 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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42 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:43 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Navy Patriot
Oh man, we need to ban guns altogether.

"Oh man, we need to ban guns."

43 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Girls' fight: Riggitano was angry after the ongoing friendship between Tinari and her boyfriend, Drew Heissenbuttel, and accused her rival of using him for money

44 posted on 02/08/2013 11:09:10 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: nickcarraway

MIssfits? hehhh, good name for the outfit.

ya see the san jose condo story,, 11th floor.. hmmm.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 11:10:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: nickcarraway

Really sad. RIP young lady.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 11:10:56 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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47 posted on 02/08/2013 11:12:17 AM PST by fattigermaster (If the tiger feasts, the jackal profits...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm trying to see something humorous in this, but it's just not working. Maybe if she was some evil politician or murderer I might be more inclined to be smug and judgmental, but she seemed to me like some deluded sap who bought into the lies of our selfish culture, had mental issues on top of that, and mixed in a good amount of drugs.

If nobody else will pray for her and her family, I will. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may eternal light shine shine upon her. By the mercy of God, may her soul rest in peace. Amen.

48 posted on 02/08/2013 11:12:40 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: nickcarraway

Facebook kills...Facebook is EEEVIL...


49 posted on 02/08/2013 11:12:54 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kcvl
They want to put these people in the GRUNTs, Jesus help me.
50 posted on 02/08/2013 11:14:39 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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