Emily Attack will open up about sexual assault in new BBC 2 show
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She shares that she was approached “from a very young age.”
Emily Atack shared today that she will present a new documentary focused on online sexual harassment.
Trigger Alert: Discusses topics of sexual harassment
32-year-old actress best known for playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe in middlemen But has spoken openly about her experiences of online sexual harassment in the past.
She will present a BBC Two documentary – called Emily Attack: Sexual Harassment and Me – which aims to shed light on a still sometimes taboo subject.
Sharing her experiences, she will cover up for calling 999 after multiple rape threats and even attempts to contact men who sent her explicit and inappropriate content on social media .
On the new program, she said: “With this documentary, I look forward to finding answers to many of the questions I’ve been asking myself throughout my life, and I hope it will help thousands of others as well.” “
Attack has long been campaigning for greater awareness of online sexual harassment – in February, she spoke to the UK Parliament about how harmful cyber flashing – that is, sending unwanted explicit pictures on social media – can be.
Exactly a month later, the government made cyber flashing an official criminal offense in the UK. Offenders now face up to two years in prison.
In the documentary, Attack will not only share his experiences, but will question whether changes in the law have stopped criminals from sharing candid photos.
She will also talk to top psychologists about why people apparently feel inclined to share sexual material with people they don’t know.
Speaking about the programme, he described the subject matter as “very close to my heart”.
She explained: “Over the past two and a half years I have been speaking out about my personal experiences of online sexual harassment.”
“Within that time, one thing has become clear, I am not alone.”
“With this documentary, I hope to find answers to many of the questions I’ve been asking myself throughout my life, and I hope it will help thousands of other people as well.”
Many congratulations to Attack for continuing the campaign on such an important issue.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the topics in this article, know this – you are not alone and help is available. Rape Crisis is ready to help rapcrisis.org.uk.