Lily Allen says she felt “victim shamed” over her stalking ordeal when the Metropolitan Police did not take her seriously. The 30-year-ol...
Lily Allen Felt ‘Victim Shamed’ And Blamed For Her Seven-Year Stalking Nightmare
The 30-year-old singer was terrorised for seven years by a man who stalked her online and at concerts and broke into her house one night when she and her two young daughters were asleep.
But Allen, below, says a police officer suggested her “high profile” may have discouraged others from speaking out.
Speaking on BBC’s Newsnight she said: “I think it’s victim-shaming and victim-blaming.”
Revealing more details of her ordeal, she added: “I’m lying in bed and I can see the door handle moving and then he steams in, starts screaming and shouting… I could see he was really agitated and upset.
“I recoiled back into my bed and he ripped the duvet off and jumped out of bed and ran around to the other side of the room and he kept shouting at me, but he was very focused on me and it was loud and aggressive and he had something under his jumper.”
Allen, on stage below, was terrified to discover her stalker Alex Gray, who stole her handbag when he broke in, had vowed to kill a celebrity.