Women’s Aid calls for Love Island viewers to speak out against domestic abuse
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last night, Love Island contestant Rosie Williams called out fellow contestant Adam Collard’s behaviour. Women’s Aid responds to the episode by calling on viewers to speak out against all forms of domestic abuse.
Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“On the latest series of Love Island, there are clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour. In a relationship, a partner questioning your memory of events, trivialising your thoughts or feelings, and turning things around to blame you can be part of pattern of gaslighting and emotional abuse.
“Last night, Rosie called out Adam’s unacceptable behaviour on the show. We ask viewers to join her in recognising unhealthy behaviour in relationships and speaking out against all forms of domestic abuse – emotional as well as physical. It is only when we make a stand together against abuse in relationships that we will see attitudes change and an end to domestic abuse.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in a relationship, call the Freephone 24/7 National Domestic Violence Helpline, run by Women’s Aid in partnership with Refuge, on 0808 2000 247 or visit www.womensaid.org.uk.
For further information, please contact the Women’s Aid press office on:
[email protected] / 020 7566 2511