By Cara Dudgeon

16th March 2020

Love Island star Zara McDermott is set to star in an “emotional and raw” documentary for the BBC

Image Source/ OK! Magazine

The Love Island star has revealed she will open up about being a victim of revenge porn in an upcoming show for BBC Three.

Zara wrote on Instagram:

‘ANNOUNCEMENT. Hi Everyone.

‘Some of you may be aware that I have been a victim of Image Based Sexual Abuse, which is also known as Revenge Porn.

‘For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s basically when one person shares intimate images of videos of another person without their consent.

‘I am really humbled and honoured to announce that the BBC and I are currently making a documentary to share my story.

‘My main aim is to bring awareness to this issue, and be a voice for those who have suffered in silence and to help make a change. I am sharing my story and being my most vulnerable, emotional and raw (sic)’.

According to Zara, she now feels “confident enough to properly speak out” about her personal experiences of revenge porn.

She wrote:

‘This has affected my life and me as a person tremendously, and for the first time I’m confident enough to properly speak out and share my story.

‘I am nervous to share these intimate details with the world but I hope that it will only make positive change and lessen the blame on us victims.

‘The documentary will be out in a few months time on BBC Three. Thank you so much’.

Of the upcoming show, Fiona Campbell, the Controller at BBC Three, said:

‘We’re grateful to Zara for sharing her story with us and hope it will make a difference to young lives around the UK’.

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