This story discusses topics including rape and sexual assault.
Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Amy Barlow has refused to back down against Aaron Sandford in Coronation Street.
In Wednesday's (May 17) episode, Abi and Tyrone informed Aaron that he'd need to look for another job, leading his father Eric to threaten to sue Amy for libel unless she retracted the blog.
While Steve McDonald wanted Amy to stand her ground, local lawyer Dee Dee Bailey warned that a libel lawsuit could be lengthy and costly for the whole family.
Privately, Steve admitted to Tracy that they didn't have the money for a court battle even if they supported Amy 100%.
Aaron once again tried to appeal directly to Amy to take down the blog, accusing her of ruining his life and costing him his job at the garage.
When Amy agreed to take down the blog, Dee Dee shared the troubling news that Eric now wants a full retraction published from Amy.
Eric went even further by demanding that the published retraction also include an unqualified apology to Aaron. This demand pushed Amy too far.
After Amy rightfully refused to apologise to her rapist, Aaron's father slung vicious insults and nearly had a brawl with Steve.
Eric vowed to sue the family for every pound they had, yet Amy bravely decided to stand her ground. Will Eric follow through with his threats?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
Coronation Street has been working with the Schools Consent Project on Amy's storyline.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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