A 15-year old Florida girl has committed suicide after a friend posted nude footage of her, taken without her permission, on social media. The girl’s family is seeking justice, but the police reportedly see no links to bullying.
Tovanna Holton, a freshman at Wiregrass Ranch High School, killed herself with her mother’s gun on Sunday.
“I couldn’t get in the bathroom,” her mother, Levon Holton-Teamer, told Tampa NBC-affiliate WFLA. “The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood. I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her.”
The girl’s mother recalled the last conversation with her daughter, who, she said, could not bear the humiliation.
“Tovonna would say, ‘Mommy, I owe them; I owe them’. I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong,” Holton-Teamer told reporters.
In search for answers, Tovanna’s aunt went on Facebook and found out that the niece’s close friend posted a nude picture of her taken in a shower.
According to The Daily Beast, Tovonna’s ex-boyfriend recorded a video of her in a shower and then posted it on social media without her permission. After the footage surfaced on Snapchat, people began taking screenshots and sharing them, a friend Zoe Vereen recalled.
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