Roo homewrecker abuse targets party girl’s namesake
Mum’s safety fears over trolls
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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