Skip to comments.Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York Fashionsta jumps to her death after Facebook argument
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 Riggitanos 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.
Hopefully, she landed on the New York side of the state line.
"Oh man, we need to ban guns."
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
MIssfits? hehhh, good name for the outfit.
ya see the san jose condo story,, 11th floor.. hmmm.
Really sad. RIP young lady.
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.
Facebook kills...Facebook is EEEVIL...
She was a pretty girl; his comment was unmistakably sexual. So now my comment is deleted? I wonder why?
Fair warning for normal people to avoid associating with them; a public service.
... but, boy, talk about having everything going for you and throwing it all away.
P.S.: It’s possible to become a fashionista at age 22? Learn something new every day. That word apparently doesn’t mean what I thought it did.
AMEN fildelis. Another tragedy in this godawful rotten pop culture this country has degenerated into.
Online spat: Victoria Van Thunen, left, and Riggitano, right, exchanged angry words on Facebook
In early January, Riggitano had a two-day Facebook spat with Tinari over her friendship with the jewellery designers boyfriend, aspiring race car driver Drew Heissenbuttel.
On Thursday, Tinari told The Post that the 22-year-old was harassing her online via private Facebook messages. She added that Riggitano was not her friend, and she told the woman to leave her alone.
'The only thing Im ashamed of is what I said about her overdosing on Xanax. I shouldnt have said that,' Tinari conceded.
In a message sent between January 8 and 9, Riggitano responded to the suicide comment by writing: 'Thats called a threat, and a suicidal threat the police dont take that lightly since the boy in ridgewood killed because of someones words.'
In her missive, Riggitano went on to say that there are laws agaisnt bullying and Tinari should have 'checked that out' before making her remarks.
The feud between the young women, who according to Tinari didn't know each other before the exchange, started when Riggitano sent her a rambling rant the goal of which was to get Tinari to stay away from Drew Heissenbuttel.
The message cited by The Post read in part: 'since drew cannot take care of the issue at hand, I will. You have been nothing but a bitch to me every time you walked in the door ignoring my existence maybe because you were so concerned with picking up your drugs...
'Everyone who has spoken to me when i came into the picture told me all about you and his friends had nothing good to say except you used Drew for his money.'
I disagree, it wasn’t “unmistakably sexual”, but it was received as such, which says more about the receiver. I thought it was vague. Yours was removed because it quoted the original, I’d guess.
I am offended. I turn 40 on Sunday, and I look younger than her.
I can’t even guess what demons were inside her head but I do know that the NY fashion industry is as brutal and catty as you can get in the adult world. A thick skin is a prerequisite.
I find (if I strain myself) ## 3 & 10 more offensive than “I could of used her”. (Provoking the guards of morality again.)
Not to worry; those are not the kind to volunteer- they might break a nail or get their makeup smudged!