BBC releases new documentary with Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn

Former Love Island contestant Zara McDermott had intimate images shared without her consent – twice. She describes the devastating effect on her mental health, and calls for more support for victims.

Zara McDermott shot to fame on Love Island in 2018. But as soon as she left the villa, Zara was told that naked photos she had shared with an ex were now circulating worldwide. The incident left Zara devastated, ashamed and looking for answers.

She isn’t alone. Revenge porn – the sharing of explicit or sexual images or videos without consent – is raging in the UK, with cases reported to police doubling in four years. Zara wants to understand more about the impact on victims, and to find out whether perpetrators can expect to see consequences for their actions. In a digital age, can anyone safely share intimate images again?

To read more please go to the BBC Site

To watch the documentary please go to BBC IPlayer

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