Emily Atack calls police for help following horrifying online rape threats


The actress and comedian was left fearing for her own safety when an obsessive stalker threatened to violently and sexually attack her while also indicating he knew where she lives

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Emily Atack says she ‘always has to move house’

Emily Atack says she had to turn to the police for help after she received rape threats online.

The 32-year-old actress and stand-up comedian received sick threats from an obsessive online stalker who had figured out where she lived – and she is often bombarded with sick and sexual content from other fans at other times.

The worried star turned to the authorities for assistance – but says she is also targeted online by many other obsessive fans who send her unsolicited sexual content.

However, the TV star was left disappointed and anxious when online privacy rules ultimately led the police to a dead end and the man who threatened her could not be tracked down.







Emily Atack said she involved police when an online stalker sent her rape threats
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Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Emily said: “There was this one time, things were really really bad, and I did involve the police. It was quite stalker-ish — this person saying they knew where I lived, saying what they were going to do to me, even my family.

“I got the police involved and it was the last time. To be fair the police tried to be helpful, they cared, but they hit a dead end because they aren’t allowed access to IP addresses and Twitter, etc, won’t give them out.

“So I just lost — you put your faith in the police, the people who are supposed to protect you, but I just lost faith in that system. There’s only so much they can do.”







The TV star says the obsessive fan knew where she lived
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In the same interview, Emily discussed the relentless barrage of graphic content she receives from some male followers online.

She says that some men send them photos of themselves pleasing themselves – despite the fact she never requested nor wanted to see the footage.

She is campaigning for a change in the law to make such lewd interactions to be outlawed – similar to how people who flash others on the street would be arrested and charged.

She argues that the internet is similar to the street or the office as people spend so much of their lives online and that it is unacceptable for women to ‘just accept’ that some deranged men will send them graphic content.

Emily claims she receives up to 200 messages per day that feature explicit or sexual content.

And while some of her close friends have suggested she could simply ‘ignore’ the explicit DMs that are sent to her, she wants to take action to prevent or criminalize those who do do it instead.

She also says that she has moved house repeatedly as she does not feel safe living alone and has been left spooked by obsessive fans who have sent threats and appeared to know where she lives.

At the beginning of the year, Emily revealed to fans that she had moved house due to “privacy issues.”

According to reports at the time, it was the third time Emily had moved in the space of two years, with her having lived in an apartment in London in 2020 and then a property in Camden last year.







Emily has lived in three different places in just two years
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Taking to social media about the latest move in January, she wrote at the time: “I’ve been a little quieter on here this last week and it’s been good for the soul. But really wanted to say a massive thank you to this lovely lot at @davisandmac.

“I secretly moved house AGAIN last week. For various reasons, mainly of privacy issues. And I think I may have found somewhere I can finally settle.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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