[UPDATE] Heartbreaking: New Details Emerge About Florida Teen Who Committed Suicide Over Leaked Nude Video

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[UPDATE] Heartbreaking: New Details Emerge About Florida Teen Who Committed Suicide Over Leaked Nude Video

Tovonna Holton’s mother found her daughter’s lifeless body.

Published June 11, 2016


According to TheDailyBeast, Tovonna Holton's ex-boyfriend got a hold of the alleged nude video and posted it to Twitter after the two broke up. 

A source said that Holton and her ex had been fighting the entire night before her suicide. One of her friend's told The Daily Beast that "Tovonna's boyfriend posted it, trying to exposer her in a derogatory way," Christian Coyle-Watts said. "He did it just because he knew he could, and it would hurt her feelings."

A sheriff's department spokesman told The Beast that he had not heard the allegations against Holton's ex.


Cyber bullying has claimed yet another young life.

When a video surfaced on Snapchat showing a Florida teen naked in the shower Sunday afternoon, she shot herself in the head and was dead just three hours later.

Tovonna Holton allegedly did not give permission for the clip to be posted and when the cyber bullies began attacking, she didn’t deal well with the pressure.

The 15-year-old Pasco County high school student grabbed a gun from her mother’s purse, went into a bathroom in their home, and took her own life on Sunday.

Holton’s mother, Levon Holton-Teamer, was not aware her daughter was being bullied due to a nude video that went public. Shortly after telling the Wiregrass Ranch High School freshmen to clean her room, Levon went looking for her and found her in a pool of blood.

“The bathroom light was off so I tried to get in and I looked down and I saw the puddle of blood,” she said. “I tried to apply the pressure, the pressure to her head. I tried to save her.” 

But it was too late. Holton was already dead. Police received a call just after 6 p.m. on Sunday reporting that she died by suicide.

Hours before, Levon recalls her daughter mentioning something about a nude photo and how she “owed them.”

“I said, ‘What do you mean you owe them?’ I couldn’t understand what was wrong,” the teen’s mother said.

Police said Thursday that they “continue to investigate all angles” and are aware of allegations about a nude video. Snapchat posts automatically delete after 24 hours, but viewers can take screenshots and share across all social media platforms.

Holton’s photo has been shared by loved ones with the hashtag #stopbullying.

“I want them to pay, to feel what we feeling, even if their child is convicted or in trouble they can go visit their child,” Scott said. 

Written by Zayda Rivera

(Photo: WFLA)


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