Roo home­wrecker abuse tar­gets party girl’s name­sake

Mum’s safety fears over trolls

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY JES­SICA GREEN mir­rornews@mir­

A MUM has been bom­barded with on­line abuse af­ter be­ing mis­taken for the party girl at the cen­tre of Wayne Rooney’s drink-drive scan­dal.

Laura Simp­son, 27, says she fears for her safety af­ter be­ing branded a “home­wrecker” by trolls who have con­fused her with the 29-year-old of the same name, who was with the Ever­ton striker when he was ar­rested.

“Peo­ple are search­ing the name and go­ing crazy at me. If they both­ered look­ing into it they’d re­alise it wasn’t me,” pleaded Laura, who has a three-mon­thold son. “I’m get­ting ev­ery kind of abuse you can imag­ine.

“Ev­ery day peo­ple are send­ing me mes­sages say­ing I’m a home-wrecker, that I’m a dis­grace and that I should be ashamed of my­self.

“For some­thing some­one else has done I’m the one suf­fer­ing the back­lash.”

Po­lice have sug­gested Laura, of Stokeon-Trent, Staffs, ditches her so­cial me­dia ac­counts, but she has fam­ily in storm-- lashed Amer­ica and uses Face­book to keep in touch. She added: “Why should I have to cut my­self off from my friends and fam­ily when I am the vic­tim?”

The tweets started af­ter it emerged Rooney, 31, was at the wheel of Simp­son’s black con­vert­ible VW Bee­tle when they were pulled over near his home in Wilm­slow, Cheshire, on Septem­ber 1.

This week Simp­son, of Manch­ester, ap­peared on ITV’s This Morn­ing to talk about their “kiss and cud­dle”.

But her name­sake in Stoke says it only prompted more vile mes­sages. “The abuse had died down a bit. But af­ter she did the in­ter­view on This Morn­ing it started up again, with peo­ple say­ing I came across re­ally bad,” Laura said.

The Stoke City fan has tried telling crit­ics they have the wrong per­son, but says the trolls’ re­ply is that she is spin­ning lies from her “agent”.

Laura said: “They con­stantly ha­rass me. It’s crazy. I can’t pick up my phone with­out see­ing the abuse.”

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