Woman killed herself after Facebook posts accused her of being an escort
Emma Matthews took her own life in July last year (Picture: Wales News Service)

A woman took her own life after she was accused of being an escort in public Facebook posts.

Emma Matthews, a 30-year-old former call centre worker, had screenshots of her private messages to men posted on social media.

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The woman who posted them online, Ciara Mansell, accused Emma of being an escort after finding her at her boyfriend’s home.

An inquest into Emma’s death heard that many other messages were also posted online relating to the row between the two women.

Just two days after the screenshots were posted, a cleaner found Miss Matthews dead in a hotel room.

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Screenshots of her messages with men were posted on Facebook (Picture: Wales News Service)

The inquest heard that Miss Matthews had gone to Scotts Hotel in Llantwit Fadre, near Pontypridd in South Wales, with her friend Siobhan Wilcox and two men.

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Ms Wilcox and two men left the hotel at 12.30am on July 30, and Miss Matthews’ body was discovered at 9.20am the same morning.

Investigating officer Det Con Ian Jones said: ‘Siobhan Wilcox said Emma was fine but she had a lot on her mind. She said there were Facebook posts revealing that Emma was an escort and her mother had seen it and had kicked her out of her home.’

Woman killed herself after Facebook posts accused her of being an escort
She was 30 when she died (Picture: Wales News Service)

Her stepdad, Mark Lloyd, said in a statement that was read out in court: ‘Emma was a person who would go out of her way to help anyone. She had a big heart.’

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Coroner Andrew Barkley said the accusations of being an escort were a cause of anxiety for Miss Matthews.

‘It seems that the fact she had been found to be acting in this way is a source of anxiety to her and her family,’ he said.

He recorded a narrative conclusion and said that her ‘intention was unclear’.