Revenge Porn In The News

Zara McDermott: ‘Revenge porn still affects me today’, BBC Three

on 10th March 2021

In a new BBC Three documentary, Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn, Zara explores the impact revenge porn – when explicit images are shared maliciously without someone’s consent – can have on its victims and looks into the support available to them.

This incident wasn’t the only time someone Zara had trusted with intimate pictures betrayed that trust. At 21, during her appearance on Love Island in 2018, it happened again.

Images were sent around several WhatsApp groups. But, being in the Love Island villa without her phone, Zara was oblivious.

When she left the show, a Love Island publicist arrived at her hotel to break the news of the rapidly circulating images. By this time, the story was also in the press.

“I can’t even tell you the feeling, feeling like your parents are ashamed of you,” Zara says tearfully, recalling the incident in the documentary. “How will they look at me the same ever again? It was so embarrassing. I just wanted to die.”

Read the full article at BBC Three

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