A deputy headmistress has been forced to claim Universal Credit after being sacked for sharing naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex on Facebook.

Antonia Traynor, 30, put an image of the woman's naked breasts on the social media page with a message saying: "Now she is emailing Gaz her tits FFS!"

The unnamed mother, who once dated Traynor's boyfriend Gary Openshaw and was still in contact with him, was said to be "humiliated and upset" by the post.

Traynor was later arrested after being spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards the victim and saying: "You are dead, you are f***ing dead."

In a statement, the victim, who is a mother, said: "'I am conscious of the threats, it's had a massive impact on us and we have had to move house.

"It is one thing to affect my life but to upset my children too is on another level.

Traynor, (pictured with boyfriend Gary Openshaw) posted pictures of her boyfriend's ex-lover, who was left feeling 'humiliated' (

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"She has never apologised to me for her actions. This has been humiliating for me and upset my family."

She added: "I have arguments with people but having this done to me has caused me a lot of upset.

"Parents at my children's school will have seen these pictures and it has caused me a lot of distress. I feel embarrassed.

"Someone who has a good job should know what damage this can do. It has caused me maximum humiliation.

"I do not think she cares about the effect this has had on me."

At Manchester magistrates court, Traynor of Swinton, near Salford was found guilty of disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress and using threatening behaviour.

The victim is a mum-of-two who had previously had a relationship with Traynor's partner (

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She was banned from contacting the victim for 12 months under the terms of a restraining order.

She has since lost her job at an unnamed school and is now claiming Universal Credit.

The feud began after Mr Openshaw began dating Traynor in 2019, having previously broken up with the other woman.

Eileen Rogers prosecuting said: "In January this year Gary and the complainant had been arguing over Facebook when she received a message on Instagram from this defendant saying 'please give me a ring'.

"She called the defendant and there was an argument with both saying nasty things to one another.

"Later in the evening the complainant received a call from a friend to say the defendant had posted a photo of her on Facebook and that was of her breasts.

Traynor was arrested after being spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards the victim (

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"That came from a Facebook profile called 'Deano' in Manchester. A friend took a screenshot of her breasts on Facebook and sent it to the complainant and a comment with the picture said: 'Now she is emailing Gaz her tits ffs' with smiling and laughing emojis.

"She called the defendant and told her she was concerned what had been posted.

"The complainant then went to bed and at 6.30am the following morning received another message from a friend saying they had seen the screenshot.

"She called the police and said she was distressed about the whole incident.

The ex-deputy headmistress is now in receipt of Universal Credit as she struggles to find a new job (

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"She had never really met the defendant at all prior to the post on Facebook. She knew she was in a relationship with her ex partner and it made her very upset having to go to school with other parents seeing her Facebook posts about her.

"She didn't know what to do and she was very upset."

The court heard Traynor threatened the victim the following March after learning the revenge porn incident was going to trial.

In a statement to police the complainant said: "I was going to pick my children up from school and saw a car blocking the lane.

"I noticed the driver was alone waving her hand in a frantic way towards me. My immediate thought was I made a driving error so I mouthed 'sorry' at her, but then I realised it was Antonia.

The defendant never apologised for her actions, her victim has said (

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"She drove across the front of my car and I could see here clearly looking right at me and she was screaming.

"I couldn't hear exactly what she said but from what I could tell she was saying 'you are dead, you are f***ing dead'. She was crossing her finger across her throat in a gesture.

"I can clearly say she was trying to intimidate me, I am now living in fear - I'm now living in fear of her."

Traynor denied wronging. In mitigation, her defence lawyer Darin Millar said: "This is a difficult and complex case and which is not going away easily.

"Only this morning one of the prosecution witnesses turned up at court to harass my client and security had to become involved.

"My client had been a deputy head at a school and was holding down a difficult and responsible job - but she had just come out of an abusive relationship when she began dating Mr Openshaw and she had no idea of the trouble that was coming down the tracks.

"We do not deny the posting of the photo but to put it in context, the complainant had sent abusive and threatening messages to my client to disrupt the new relationship.

"We believe this case has not been dealt with evenly and my client was at breaking point.

"She had a bottle of wine, took antidepressants and posted a picture of the complainant's breasts which had been sent to Mr Openshaw some months before and says this is the kind of person making comments about my boyfriend.

"It was a stupid drunken mistake although it is revenge porn.

"My client does not wish to minimise her actions and accepts she has caused upset and humiliation. She accepts she got it completely wrong.

"Even after conviction, the abuse and threats have not stopped. The complainant has sent scores of social media posts, messages and emails.

"After today's incident, we may have to give a statement to police and it will be put before the investigating officer. I will take it to the divisional commander if necessary. This is not going to stop after today.

"My client is not in employment as a result of this conviction and she is going to find it difficult to ever get a job in education again.

"She is in receipt of universal credit. This is a young woman who has never been in this situation before.

"She has regretted this every day, she will not do it again."

Traynor was also given a 12 month community order and told to complete 150 hours unpaid work. She must also pay £320 in costs and surcharges.

JP Ronald Marshall told her: "This cases crosses the custody threshold but because of your previous good character, this falls under the community penalty bracket. Draw a line under this and try and sort yourself out."

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