Emily Atack 'to detail her sexual harassment ordeal in documentary'

Emily Atack 'to detail her sexual harassment ordeal in documentary'

September 4, 2022

Emily Atack ‘to share her horrific experiences of being sexually harassed by sex pests from a young age in new hard-hitting documentary’

Emily Atack is reportedly set to speak out about her horrific experiences of attracting unwanted sexual attention in a new hard-hitting documentary.

The actress and comedian, 32, who shot to fame as Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners, will open up about her ordeal of being hounded by sex pests from a young age.

Emily Atack: Sexual Harassment & Me will also see the star discuss her experience with her family, while she’ll also speak to some of the men who’ve sent her explicit content in a bid to look at the psychology of their behaviour, reports The Sun.

Speaking out: Emily Atack is reportedly set to speak out about her horrific experiences of attracting unwanted sexual attention in a new hard-hitting documentary

The BBC 2 film will follow the Celebrity Juice star as she tries to comprehend why she’s harassed on a daily basis, with Emily remarking how she’s had to endure being targeted from ‘a very young age’.

Emily said of the documentary: ‘With this documentary, I am hoping to find answers to the many questions I’ve been asking myself my entire life, and I hope it will go on to help thousands of others too.’ 

The BBC states that Emily will ‘open up’ on things that’s she’s had to endure in the past and her difficult experiences with dealing with ‘unwanted sexual attention from a very young age.’ 

Young: The actress and comedian, 32, who shot to fame as Charlotte Hinchcliffe (pictured in character) on The Inbetweeners, will open up about her ordeal of being hounded by sex pests from a young age

MailOnline have contacted BBC for further comment. 

Emily has often been open about her experiences of sexual harassment, even meeting MPs in parliament amid the propose bill to make cyberflashing an illegal offence.

On why the documentary is ‘close to’ her ‘heart’, Emily shared: ‘Over the last two and a half years I’ve been speaking out about my own personal experiences of online sexual harassment. Within that time, one thing has become clear, I’m not alone.’

While a source added to The Sun: ‘This is a massive career moment for Emily. Not only has she spearheaded an important movement, but the BBC are investing a lot in her. She’s taking the role very seriously and wants to do it justice, she’s revealing a lot about herself too, but knows it could help a lot of people suffering.’

Open: Emily Atack: Sexual Harassment & Me will also see the star discuss her experience with her family, while she’ll also speak to some of the men who’ve sent her explicit content in a bid to look at the psychology of their behaviour, reports The Sun 

Journey: The BBC 2 film will follow the Celebrity Juice star as she tries to comprehend why she’s harassed on a daily basis, with Emily remarking how she’s had to endure being targeted from ‘a very young age’

MailOnline have contacted BBC for comment. 

Back in October, Emily revealed that some of the trolls who sexually harassing her online are clearly fathers who ‘tuck their children into bed’ before sending her rape threats. 

The TV star says she receives hundreds of terrifying messages from anonymous users daily – including from one troll who was able to describe the cushions on her sofa before threatening to rape and murder her. 

She says the stream of horrific abuse has left her feeling depressed, anxious and at times scared for her life, revealing her home has previously been broken into but that police enquiries ‘hit a dead end’. 

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the 31-year-old said she wonders how her tormentors can ‘sleep at night’ knowing they’ve sent such horrific messages. 

Shocking: Back in October, Emily revealed that some of the trolls who sexually harassing her online are clearly fathers who ‘tuck their children into bed’ before sending her rape threats 

‘Some of these men are married with children. They’ve got daughters in their profile pictures and things like that,’ she said.

‘How can you sleep at night knowing you’ve just tucked your daughters into bed, probably helped them with their homework, and then you’re sneakily going onto your phone [and sending sexual abuse]. 

Emily says that threatening to call the police only encourages her trolls, and while she has considered telling their wives about the harassment, she never has for the sake of their children. 

Scary: The TV star says she receives hundreds of terrifying messages from anonymous users daily – including from one troll who was able to describe the cushions on her sofa before threatening to rape and murder her

Meanwhile, in May the beauty was horrified after targeted once again by a troll’s sexually explicit messages. 

The actress took to her Instagram Stories to share the slew of messages she has received from an individual and has called on the social media giant for help. 

The Celebrity Juice team captain, who recently backed a campaign to make cyber flashing a crime, screen-grabbed the array of vile comments and told how she was ‘harassed everyday’ by the same person. 

Emily has previously taken to her social media to tell followers how she has been bombarded with inappropriate messages for some time now. 

Proving that it’s ongoing, she took to her 1.8 million fans and wrote: ‘How is this s**t still allowed?

Awful: Meanwhile, in May the beauty was horrified after targeted once again by a troll’s sexually explicit messages

‘How do we make this illegal? This is a platform where children could easily receive this abuse.

‘I am harassed everyday by this man. I block and block, and he creates new accounts and gets into my private messages. Everyday.’ 

The blonde beauty then called on Instagram bosses to change their social media policy as she added: ‘Sort it out.’

After uploading the third screenshot of horrific content, she added: ‘Abuse that no one is talking about.’

Upsetting: Emily has previously taken to her social media to tell followers how she has been bombarded with inappropriate messages every single day

Emily has previously shared 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. 

She has called for social media platforms to clamp down on the abuse and has defiantly hit back at cruel trolls in the past. 

In April, 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.’ 

Sort it: Proving that it’s ongoing, she took to her 1.8 million fans and wrote: ‘How is this s**t still allowed?’

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.’ 

Difficult: In April, 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’ 

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