Corrie star Elle Mulvaney's on-screen ex doesn't hold back with stong reaction to Amy Barlow rape storyline
04.03.2023 - 20:51
Coronation Street is tackling the issue of non-consensual sex with a harrowing storyline that saw soap favourite Amy Barlow preyed on by her best friend's boyfriend. In Friday night's episode (March 3) Amy was raped by Aaron Sandford after the pair both fell out with Aaron's girlfriend Summer Spellman.
Aaron celebrated his promotion to mechanic at Kevin Webster's garage at the Bistro, and they both ended up rowing with Summer again. Amy stormed off back to the flat they share first, followed by Aaron who hadn't been able to keep his eyes off Amy.
The teens played drinking games and when Amy went to find more booze, Aaron followed her into the bedroom and made a move on her. As they kissed on the bed, Amy complained of feeling sick and rolled over. But Aaron carried on kissing her and she was unware of what was happening as he made the decision for her that they would have sex.
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Heartbreakingly, Amy had tried to call her ex Jacob Hay before Aaron returned home but was upset when she couldn't reach him. Like many viewers, Jack James Ryan, who played the popular character until Jacob's sudden departure in January, had a strong reaction to the scenes.
The actor said he wished Jacob could have 'burst' through the door to stop Aaron. He tweeted: "Me sat watching #Corrie waiting for Jacob to burst through the door and beat up Aaron. It’s always the quiet ones."
Jacob left the Coronation Street cobbles after becoming popular with soap watchers. The former drug dealer cried as he left in the back of a taxi in a shock exit.
Fans of the ITV soap, viewers protested as they saw a distraught Jacob forced to