Laura Whitmore Discusses Stalking Incident Ahead Of New Documentary
She wasn't given the support she needed.
Laura Whitmore has opened up about a stalking incident that occurred several years ago.
The TV presenter admitted to feeling “embarrassment” when it came to telling people about the terrifying experience.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she admitted: “I had a stalking incident years ago and I almost was afraid to talk about it because there’s embarrassment, when I went to the police at that time.”
Shockingly, she wasn’t given the support she needed at the time.
“I was told it was ‘kind of expected with the type of job you have’ and then you’re a bit mortified and you don’t say anything else,” she explained.
Laura was discussing her own incident ahead of her new show Laura Whitmore Investigates where she delves into the world of cyber stalkers and ‘incels’.
“We are a lot more vulnerable than we know. People have access to us in a way I couldn’t possibly understand beforehand,” she confessed.
“It’s not just stalking someone hiding in the bushes outside your house. This is ex-partners still having control over the Alexa in the house and the heating, and ordering pizza in the middle of the night.
“If you add all these together, it is harassment. And I can see what it’s done to victims. A lot of them don’t want to leave their house now.”
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