The former partner of Steve Dymond, the Jeremy Kyle Show guest who was found dead just seven days after filming an episode of the television series, has said online trolls are making her out to be a “bad person.”
In an interview with Portsmouth News, Gosport-based Jane Callaghan said that she wishes she had never been publicly linked to the story but when she learned that her ex-fiancé’s landlady had revealed certain details to the press, she knew she “had to tell [her] side of the story.”
“I have been paid for some for my story but not this interview,” the 48-year-old began. “I wanted to be heard amongst what everyone else is saying.
“I have hundreds of comments and messages. Some of them have been nice and supportive but so many have been really horrible calling me a cheating slapper and a s**t.
"They are making out like I am the bad person. I have done nothing wrong. He cheated on me and I was completely in the dark about everything else he had done.”
Dymond appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show to take a lie detector test and defend himself against accusations that suggested he had been unfaithful to Callaghan. It has been widely reported that he failed the polygraph.
He’d reportedly contacted the show “300 times” in a bid to appear on the programme.
According to the inquest that was opened on Wednesday 22 May, Hampshire Police Detective Sergeant Marcus Mills told the court that Dymond was concerned about the public backlash he’d receive from the result and that his death is a suspected suicide.
It was also revealed that empty morphine packets were found next to Dymond’s body.
As a result of the scrutiny surrounding the care given behind the scenes,The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently axed from ITV.
Referring to those openly condemning his actions prior to his death, Callaghan said: “He was a monster but he doesn't deserve this now and neither do I. I cared about him and he loved me."
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