Emily Atack has revealed that she was forced to call the police after receiving terrifying rape threats from social media stalkers.
The actress, 32, admitted that she believed her ‘safety was in jeopardy’ due to the horrifying comments which she received through the social media platforms direct messaging facility.
As she works to campaign against online trolls and cyberflashing, Emily has detailed the extent of the unsolicited sexual videos and images in her messages.
‘I started getting rape threats’: Emily Atack has revealed that she was forced to call the police after receiving terrifying rape threats from social media stalkers
In an interview with The Sun, she explained: ‘I’ve developed quite a thick skin. But when I started getting actual rape threats, and felt my safety was in jeopardy, it became too much.’
Emily who was forced to move out of her old home abruptly after receiving messages from stalkers, revealed how she is trolled by a man who keep creating new accounts.
She said: ‘He sends rape threats, says what he wants to do to me while his wife is in the room, and sends messages saying his children are downstairs in their playroom while he’s pleasuring himself over me.
Awful: The Celebrity Juice star added: ‘These men are exposing themselves to me, doing this, in a more private way, in my direct messages, where I can’t avoid it. It feels shameful’
The Celebrity Juice star continued: ‘These men are exposing themselves to me, doing this, in a more private way, in my direct messages, where I can’t avoid it. It feels shameful.’
She added that due to posing in lads mags and speaking openly about her sex life, it led some people to believe that treating her in this way was ok.
Emily has called for social media platforms to clamp down on the abuse and has defiantly hit back at cruel trolls in the past.
Last month, Emily shed light on the impact trolling has taken on her, going so far as to say sexually explicit messages make her question ‘who she is and why she’s single.’
‘Before breakfast, I’ve seen about ten penises I have not asked to see’: Emily said cyber trolling makes her question ‘who she is and why she’s single’ (pictured February 2022)
The actress said she is witness to ‘about ten penises I have not asked to see before breakfast’, after being admitting she can be inundated with hundreds of unsolicited pictures every day.
Emily opened up on a podcast about the effect the disgusting messages have had on her mental health.
Speaking in to the Plot Twist Podcast, she said: ‘It can drive you crazy. It’s not just seeing their picture and thinking, ‘I don’t want to see your hairy b******k, thanks.’
‘If it was just that, I would get over it really quickly as I have seen lots of horrible hairy b******ks in my life. It’s not normal, is it? People don’t realise the harm [it can cause] and the triggering it can spark – where else you take it in your mind.’
Future calls: Last month, Emily Emily opened up on a podcast about the effect the disgusting messages have had on her mental health (pictured February 2022)