Emy Buono was a standout during Napoli’s Serie A triumph celebrations a few months ago. The Italian model chose to take off her clothes to celebrate the Azzurri’s third title, and many of those there denounced her for having been sexually abused, but by then the young woman had already earned a lot of attention. She had been posting sexual images on the Onlyfans website for years, but when her photos and videos were leaked, she decided to take a break and make a life-changing decision: she would attend a monastery.
“The paid content that I published went viral and was seen by the whole world, including my partner’s parents,” she bemoaned recently on the Italian portal Fanpage. The model said that she was not in good health, that she suffered from despair, and that she had considered suicide as a result of the platform’s lack of protection. “It’s not safe, and it’s not protecting me because the content I paid to post went viral and ended up on every phone.” Everyone saw a portion of it. It even got to my boyfriend’s family and caused them a lot of grief.”It’s a big problem for me,” she said.
Bono does not regret posting these photographs and videos on the internet, but she says she no longer feels “safe” doing so. “I’m fine as long as these videos remain on the platform, but the fact that they went viral and everyone can see it made me realize a lot of things.” I’m doing these videos for business, I’m selfish, I don’t consider anyone, not even my family or loved ones […] I choose who I send content to and who I give information to, and this tale makes me feel small because I feel like I’ve wounded a lot of people I care about.
“I don’t want to be a saint, for sure, but I do want to be free of people who judge me.” Even when I’m with my mother, I meet individuals on the street who are disrespectful to me. “I’d like to go to a convent to find peace and happiness,” Amy explained. The model, who has joined the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus of Sorrento, does not rule out taking the vows, although she is not planning on doing so right now.
And the implications that Buono is facing are dire. According to the young woman, she is “convinced that I will never get a job in Italy again because they will always label me for what I do.” In addition, she was obliged to make difficult decisions in order to care for her mental health: “I fled my country, fell into depression, was locked up at home for two months, took antidepressants, and even considered suicide.” Things were also not the same. She mentioned in the video that she does not want her daughter to have her own last name because she has no relationship with her father. Her uncle did not talk to her, and her mother was the only one who stood by her: “She never accepted my decision, but he never left me.”
Emy Buono has only been a few days in the convent, but she is already loving her new life with her guardians, the sisters Daniela and Sister Amalia. After selling the rosaries, the young woman walks with the nuns, prepares dinner, goes shopping, and has plenty of time to ponder.