When Ashley Riggitano jumped off the George Washington Bridge, and took her own life, she left behind a suicide note. Fox News reports on Feb. 8 that the fashionista suicide was the result of what the woman considered intense bullying, specifically by five people who she barred from her funeral.
One of these bullies sent Riggitano a Facebook message that encouraged her to kill herself, saying she should attempt an overdose of Xanax. This is even more disturbing, because the two women did not even know each other. In an interview with the New York Post, Alison Tinari said she felt bad for the incident, saying that their fight was due to a friendship she shared with Riggitano's boyfriend.
“There are now bullying laws against suicidal threats and words u should of checked that out before sending that,” Riggitano wrote in response to the Facebook comment. Riggitano instigated the conversation to begin with.
The five people she accused of bullying her all saw their names listed in the suicide note, which Riggitano wrote over multiple pages and left in a Louis Vuitton bag before she jumped to her death. Also found in the purse was Adderall, used to combat ADHD, and Klonopin, an anti-panic drug.
One of the people alleged to bully Riggitano was a business partner of the fashionista, who had blasted Riggitano hours before the suicide, saying that she blamed others for her problems when, in fact, she needed to look at herself.
“Was it bullying in her mind? We don’t know,” a source told the Post. “The detectives are going to investigate it, but right now we don’t know whether it was something that just happened in her mind or something that really happened. We really don’t know.”