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College Freshman, Outed as Porn Actress, Commits Suicide

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College Freshman was outed as a porn actress and later commits suicide.

Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Funke, a freshman at the University of Wisonconsin-Riverfalls, bought a shotgun, and killed herself on April 14th.

Students at her former high school publicly outed her as the star of a “casting couch” porn video, and her parents say the online harassment contributed to her suicide.

According to reports, Alyssa Funke was a straight-A student, and did her first and only porn video for the website CastingCouchX, earlier this year. She used the fake name Stella Ann and talked with the camera man about high school, college, and sports.

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After the video premiered, Funke started receiving hateful and nasty Twitter and Facebook messages from her former high school classmates in Minnesota. Many of the messages involved calling her a slut and worse.

Her two final tweets she writes, “Famous for dayzzzzz,” and “Pornstar Status”.

Alyssa Funke’s parents said she suffered from depression, but they believe the harassment is what put her over the edge and played a role in her decision to kill herself.

On a fundraiser page that the parents of Alyssa started, they wrote  “Alyssa like so many other teens was a victim of bully and sadly the bullying lead to her death. Social media has revolutionized the way people bully eachother now days. Now you can say whatever you want and not have to look the person in the face while doing it.”

A sad part of this story is that the fundraising page only received $125 dollars in donations.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the circumstance of Funke’s death.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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