A NYC fashion student committed suicide yesterday afternoon, jumping off of the George Washington bridge at around 4:40 p.m. Ashley Anne Riggitano, a 22 year-old graduate of the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, decided to take her own life after what seems like an unhappy experience at school, involving certain girls. Riggitano’s suicide note, which she left in a Louis Vuitton bag, gives insight into what may have driven her to this decision.
On the note were five names, all people that Riggitano did not want at her funeral. The list of five girls is accompanied by the sentence: “All my other ‘friends’ are in it for the gossip,” adding, “Never there.” The lack of support she felt from her “friends” after a supposed bullying incident seem to have caused the young student to turn to suicide.
Another person was also mentioned in the note as someone who is allowed to attend the funeral. A certain man, identified as someone who had mistreated Riggitano, had will be allowed to attend the funeral so that he “gets what he deserves when he gets there,” the note reads. Riggitano had previously tried to commit suicide, with an attempt last year, as reported by the Post. Also found in her bag were Adderall, which is used in treating ADHD, and Klonopin, used for treating epileptic seizures and panic disorder.
The issues of bullying and gossip seem to be major players in this unfortunate situation. Have a thought or opinion? Share it with us in the comments below.