Emily Atack has exposed the terrifying messages she receives online from ‘family men’ who threaten to ‘rape and murder’ her.
The actress said sometimes she receives ‘dozens’ of inboxes a day that include ‘graphic images’ and when she clicks on their profiles, it becomes clear they are ‘married with children’.
She told The Sunday Times: “Some of these men are married with children. They’ve got daughters in their profile pictures and things like that.
“How can you sleep at night knowing you’ve just tucked your daughter into bed, probably helped them with their homework, and then you’re sneakily going onto your phone [and sending that sort of message]?”
Recalling the ‘difficult’ period when she received the message threatening to ‘rape and kill her,’ she said: “Someone broke into my house around that time. And it was terrifying, and the police just hit a dead end.
“They said, ‘There’s nothing we can do because we can’t go any further with it’. They tried.”
At the time of the investigation, the police claimed they were unable to identify the person who sent the ‘threatening’ messages, as social media companies refuse to share these details.
Therefore, they were unable to confirm if the break-in and messages were related.
The actress also told the publication that it’s now a ‘trigger point’ for her when she receives foul messages, as she’s ‘on her own’.
She said: “I am a woman on my own and I’m in my thirties, and it’s a trigger point because you receive messages like that.”
“I can’t help but wonder, if I was in a secure marriage or whatever, whether it would still happen to me.”
Watch our Video of the Day below…