Emily Atack: I was sexually harassed walking home
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 March 2021
Emily Atack has recalled a time when she was sexually harassed by a man whispering abusive things to her while she was walking home
Emily Atack was recently followed home by a man who hurled vile comments at her.
The 31-year-old actress was left "frightened" when a cyclist recognised her as she was walking home from the pub and began sexually harassing her until she was able to run inside.
Speaking as a part of UNILAD’s 'Minutes With' series, the star said: "Recently, a guy actually followed me home, it was when we were allowed to go to the pub again. I was walking home from the pub, and it wasn't even that late, it was probably about nine o'clock or something, so it was dark, and he's riding up next to me on his bike and he's like, 'I recognise you.' And I'm like, 'Ah, yeah,' just kind of walking on.
"And he was like, 'I know,' and he was just like sort of saying all these things in my ear, like saying, 'I know what you like, I know what sort of girl you are. You f******, you love being single.' And, 'Let me show you what I can do to you, let me show you what a good time I can give you.'
"And like, so that was physically in the flesh, and I ran indoors and I was so upset and so frightened. So it's that, I have that man on the bike, in my ear, but just constantly online. And it does, it starts to chip away at you, it does."
Emily revealed she has received a wave of sexual harassment since rising to fame as Charlotte "Big Jugs" Hinchcliffe on 'The Inbetweeners' at the age of 17.
She also gets "hundreds of messages" of abuse online from men who also send sexually explicit photos.
When asked about what kind of messages she receives, Emily said: "Oh, this is an interesting one, 'I'm a dad of four kids, why don't you be naughty with me like you always are with everyone else and let this bad daddy s**** all over your face?'
"No thank you, Daddy. I worked out the other day, before 10:00am, I'd seen three penises that I hadn't asked to see, three c*** shots that had been sent through."