Emily Atack: ‘A colleague tried to pressure me into having sex’

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The Inbetweeners star says an unnamed colleague – who she calls Dave – exposed himself in a hotel room.

    Emily Atack says she was once attacked by a colleague, who exposed himself to her and tried to pressure her into sex.

    The Inbetweeners actress claims the unnamed man tried to take advantage of her in a hotel room during a wrap party.

    
Emily Atack: 'A colleague tried to pressure me into having sex'

    Writing about the experience in her memoir – Are We There Yet?: To Indignity… And Beyond! – she dubs the man “Dave”.

    The 29-year-old explains: “I was drunk. I wasn’t single. I was with someone at the time, so I had no intention of doing anything with anybody.”

    Atack describes being part of a group who were on the hunt for more wine, when one of them gave her their hotel room key and told her there was alcohol in their mini fridge.

    She says it was when she got to the room and discovered there was actually no alcohol in the fridge that the man attacked.

    “All of a sudden I turned round and Dave is standing there, in the room with his d*** out. I froze. I remember saying, drunkenly, ‘no’, but I didn’t have a clue what to do.”

    She says she kissed him in desperation before he let her leave.

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    Atack felt shocked and upset by the encounter, saying: “The next day I cried my eyes out all day.”

    She doesn’t say how long ago the incident occurred or which project it was connected to.

    The TV star admits: “I’d love to say that with age, courage and experience, if it happened now, I’d kick him in the balls.

    “But when you’re drunk, in a room with a man who holds more power than you, instinct takes over, to get you the hell out of there.”

    
Emily Atack: 'A colleague tried to pressure me into having sex'

    After staring in TV series The Inbetweeners and the film Dad’s Army, Atack came second in reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.

    In 2011 she presented an educational video titled Ready, Steady, Drink, warning of the dangers of drinking alcohol.

    Atack recently split from her producer boyfriend Rob Jowers.

    She will present I’m A Celebrity spin-off show Extra Camp later this year, as well as staring in sci-fi thriller Dark Cloud.

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