Emily Atack has revealed that the graphic and dark messages she receives non-stop from men online have left her “incredibly distressed and saddened”.
The 33-year-old TV presenter will soon be directing her BBC Two documentary Emily Atack: Asking For It? where she delves deep into the sexual harassment she has experienced since she was a teenager starring in The Inbetweeners.
In her search for answers, Emily has admitted that she is so terrified of online abuse while living alone that the moment she hears “a lump in the night” she thinks she is about to be “raped and… to be killed.
‘Dark’: Emily Atack has revealed that the graphic and dark messages she receives non-stop from men online have left her ‘incredibly distressed and saddened’.
In an interview with the Radio Times this week, Emily said the documentary has increased her frustration as she finds little reason when confronting the men who are sending her such horrific explicit messages.
“I’m scared sometimes,” Emily explained. “As soon as I hear a bump during the night I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s it. I’m about to be raped and killed.” I’m scared of being physically alone most of the time.”
When he asks a man named Calum, who is one of hundreds who message Emily with crude sexual comments, why he is doing such a thing, he blocks her.
And it doesn’t get much better when people reply to her — with someone who “bombards” her with abuse before apologizing — but are quick to blame her, saying her “reputation” is “not great.” ‘ and says she ‘always sleeps with her’. different men’.
Inquiry: The TV presenter, 33, will soon host her BBC Two documentary called Emily Atack: Asking For It? where she delves deep into the sexual harassment she has experienced since she was a teenager starring in The Inbetweeners
She also told the publication how the online stalkers can lead to self-blame.
“You say, ‘Is it me? Is this what I wear, how I put myself out there? Is it because I talk about sex on my show because I’m flirtatious, I’m single, I’m alone?”
“And before you know it, you’re just spattered at the bottom of those stairs, blaming yourself. You are incredibly troubled and sad and wonder about who you are as a person.
Her documentary explores why she faces sexual harassment online on a daily basis and seeks to understand why unwanted sexual attention is so often blamed on the victim.
Insight: And in her search for answers, Emily has admitted that she’s so terrified by the online abuse of living alone that the moment she hears “bumps in the night,” she thinks she’s about to ‘being raped and killed’
In April last year, Emily hit out at her male fans, who bombarded her with unsolicited pictures of their penises on social media.
The actress said that before breakfast she’ll probably “get about 10 penises that I didn’t ask for.”
She told that mirror back then: “When someone sends me a sexually explicit message, I ask myself, ‘Why did they tell me that?’
“It makes you wonder who you are and why you’re single.”
Speaking about her love life, she also joked, “I try to stay away from things that aren’t good for me.
Documentary: Speaking to Radio Times, Emily said the documentary has increased her frustration as she finds little reason when confronting the men who send her such horrible explicit messages (pictured she is talking to schoolgirls for her documentary).
“It’s hard when you’re a little mischievous like me!”
It comes after Emily said she was uncomfortable filming sex scenes on her show The Inbetweeners.
The comedian rose to fame after playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the E4 comedy series from 2008 to 2010, but admitted the age difference between the pair made it odd to have intimate scenes with co-star Simon Bird – who played Will McKenzie played – to turn.
Emily, who was 17 at the time while Simon was in his late 20s, recalled the awkward moment as she tried to resolve the tension.
Then: And it doesn’t get much better when people reply to her — with someone who “bombards” her with insults before apologizing — but are quick to blame her by saying her “reputation” is “not great ‘ (pictured as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Middlemen)
Speaking on Rob Brydon’s podcast, she said: “He had to get on top of me and I remember thinking I had to say something to break the ice and I was like, ‘How does it feel to be on one? 17 years old?”
Interview: Emily told Radio Times how online stalkers can lead to self-blame
“He was like, ‘You’re 17! Oh dear God.” He was embarrassed.”
Former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! The contestant also spilled the beans about her male co-stars’ beauty regimens, which included James Buckley and Blake Harrison.
She added: “Every time I went into the dressing rooms, they had their chests shaved.”
Emily is currently team captain of ITV2 comedy panel show Celebrity Juice after replacing Holly Willoughby and revealed that Miriam Margolyes and Louis Theroux would be her dream guests on the programme.
The star said: “I think Miriam Margolyes has to come. She is amazing. Big Narstie was a guest on the first show of this series and made us all cry with laughter. I would like to have Louis Theroux on my team because it is Louis Theroux.”
Personal life: Her documentary examines why she is subjected to online sexual harassment on a daily basis and seeks to understand why unwanted sexual attention is so often blamed on the victim (pictured in the documentary with her mother, Kate Robbins).
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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