Imprisoned to iron, birth illegitimate child

Two Italian women were allegedly kidnapped to clean house and avoid public shame.


Tracy Clark-Flory
June 18, 2008 1:30PM (UTC)

News-wise, Italy is having a bad week. First, there came a story about a 43-year-old Italian man who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend from a bar in Genoa, brought her to his house and threatened to hurt her if she didn't do his laundry and wash his dishes. (Note to dude: Hiring a maid is easier and won't land you in jail.) Then, along came an even more bizarre story about a 47-year-old woman, Maria Monaco, who was allegedly imprisoned by her mother and siblings for 18 years in a locked room in the family's house in Rome; she was found "surrounded by filth and cigarette butts." The alleged reason for the kidnapping? She became pregnant out of wedlock.

Holy retro imprisonment, Italy! Before the week is over, I'm expecting a headline along the lines of, "Woman held captive because dinner was cold."

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