SHAMED BY THE STREET
Sex case star’s humiliating exit Corrie breaks soap taboo with first male rape
CORONATION Street is to feature a male rape for the first time.
Bosses have agreed to highlight an issue considered taboo even by EastEnders five years ago.
Although the attack itself will not FURIOUS Corrie bosses have wreaked revenge on shamed star Bruno Langley – by having him chased out of the soap by police.
The actor, who admitted two sex assaults four days ago, will find his character Todd Grimshaw sent on the run after trouble with the law.
His hasty undignified exit hints at the anger producers felt towards him for dragging Corrie’s name through the mud. A source said the scenes were filmed as Langley, 34, was in court confessing to groping two women in a Manchester club.
He was suspended from the soap in October but will still be seen on the cobbles until New Year.
The source said: “Bosses wanted to draw a line under this quickly. He’s been part of the show for 16 years, and his co-stars were shocked by his behaviour.
“They think he’s so stupid and wrecked his career over something he claims he was too drunk to remember.” be shown, Street bad boy David Platt – played by Jack P Shepherd – will wake to find he was drugged and assaulted during a night out.
An insider said: “What happened will be implied by his reaction as he deals with the shame and whether Our insider revealed viewers will hear Todd has hit a police officer after an altercation over his foster daughter then legged it – with his mum Eileen, played by Sue Cleaver, given the telling line: “He had everything he ever wanted and now he’s lost it all.” Langley was ordered to serve a 12-month community order and sign the sex offenders register. Manchester Magistrates Court heard how he grabbed the female clubbers by the crotch, bottom and breasts. He was at Band on the Wall with Corrie pals watching former co-star Craig Charles DJ.
His lawyer Simon Hancock said Langley, 34 – who split with love Victoria Roscoe earlier this year – had an alcohol problem. He said: “It was completely out of character.”
District Judge Mark Hadfield told Langley: “Your conduct was quite disgraceful and degrading.” After the case, Langley said “I sincerely apologise to the people involved.” to tell police.” His attacker is new character Josh – a seemingly charming personal trainer.
Around 12,000 men are raped each year and the charity Survivors Manchester is advising TV execs.
“This is a big storyline for Jack
and everyone is determined to get it right,” the source added.
Ex-EastEnders boss Bryan Kirkwood says he was told “in no uncertain terms” by the BBC that male rape wasn’t suitable, but later covered it in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.
KICKED OUT His character Todd goes on the run CONFESSION Langley admitted assaults in court ‘STUPID’ As Todd with Eileen
VICTIM David Platt