Nicola McLean: Police asked me what I was wearing after sexual assault

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Nicola McLean attends the European Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker' at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/WireImage)
Nicola McLean said she was made to feel responsible for her own sexual assault. (Getty Images)

Nicola McLean has said police made her feel responsible for being sexually assaulted when she reported the incident.

Former glamour model revealed how she was attacked by a masseuse in her own home while undergoing a medical massage following liposuction surgery.

But when she reported the incident to the police officers questioned what she was wearing.

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Mclean, 40, told The Sun: "The police said to me, ‘So, what were you wearing?’

"But I was in a garment that had the crotch cut out so I could wee because the whole point of the massage was I wasn’t strong enough to put the garment on and off.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Nicola McLean attends the UK gala screening of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Vue West End on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Nicola McLean with her husband and sons. (Getty Images)

"So I didn't have any knickers on. I thought, was that my fault, then?"

The reality TV star — who appeared I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2008 and has twice taken part in Celebrity Big Brother — said that as a woman she is made to feel responsible for the way men treat her.

She said: "I don't want to draw unnecessary attention, but, really, that's not my problem. That's a man's problem.

“We're conditioned, as women, that if your skirt’s too short, then you will attract attention.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Nicola McLean attends the launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Hamleys on July 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Way to Blue)
Nicola McLean has said she feels threatened by men if she does not dress demurely. (Getty Images)

McLean added: “Women feel unsafe to even go up to police officers in the street. They're worried about being pulled over by a single male police officer.

"It needs to change. We should not have to fight so hard to go for a run, for a f***ing swim, to go to the shops, or to aimlessly walk around the streets.

"I don't care what people want to do. We should not be being raped and murdered. Full stop.”

Nicola McLean enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.   (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Nicola McLean enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

The TV presenter — who has two sons with footballer husband Tom Williams — revealed in 2019 how she felt "violated" after having glamour modelling shots stolen by hackers and posted on X-rated websites.

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She said: "Yes, I was a page three girl and more than happy to be one. But I’ve never done any kind of nude modelling in that way. I have always kept it kind of PG, if that’s possible being a page three girl.

"Now my pictures are on a porn site. It is violating."

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