Emily Atack ‘damaged’ by sexual harassment since the age of 10

Emily Atack
Emily Atack says she has been sexually harassed since she was 10. (Getty)

Emily Atack has opened up on the "damage" she has suffered from being sexually harassed since she was 10.

The Inbetweeners star, who is set to present a BBC documentary on sexual harassment, explained that it was such an important issue to her as she has endured years of abuse – and still does online.

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The 32-year-old told BBC Radio 4: "My whole life, I’ve been sexually harassed. In the streets, I’ve been flashed. It's ­happened since I was 10.

"Now I'm sexually harassed online every day. I find it ­really tough. I did the ­documentary to talk about the implications."

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Emily Atack attends the Pride of Britain Awards 2022 at Grosvenor House on October 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images)
Atack has had to contact police over online threats. (Getty Images)

The actor and comedian has spoken out before about rape threats she has received online, and said she found it hard to believe that there was no legal comeback for those threatening her.

Atack said: "There’s no accountability. It’s not ­illegal to send this stuff to people."

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She added: "I'm very damaged by the things that have happened to me.

"I'm constantly being blamed for it all. I'm a very sexually liberated woman, I talk about my life in that way. I'm constantly told I'm to blame.

"I'm trying to show in this documentary it’s not our fault."

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Emily Atack attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 08, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)
The star will present a documentary about sexual harassment next year. (Redferns)

Atack previously told The Sun that she had had to involve police over one persistent offender.

She said: "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 etcetera 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."