I was raped!

Stacey has Ruby’s back, but what is Martin think­ing?

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Ruby is still trau­ma­tised after be­ing raped by Martin’s friend Matt, and her spir­its take a fur­ther knock when nasty com­ments are posted about her on­line. Martin’s pals are the ob­vi­ous sus­pects. Matt, Glenn and Ross – the lat­ter of whom also had sex with Ruby on the night of the at­tack – be­lieve that noth­ing un­to­ward went on; that Ruby was ‘up for it’ and is now back-track­ing.

Stacey’s livid, and urges her friend to re­port her ordeal to the po­lice. Ruby de­cides to do just that, only for Martin to find out new in­for­ma­tion about what hap­pened on the night in ques­tion. As he shares it with his wife, Stacey asks Ruby to re­count what hap­pened. Sud­denly, Ruby starts to doubt her­self, and does a U-turn. She heads to the E20, and helps out Billy in­stead of go­ing to the po­lice.

It’s a brave at­tempt to move on, but when Stacey ar­rives, she can tell that her friend is hurt­ing. Open­ing up about her own rape by Archie Mitchell, she of­fers some wise words to Ruby, who then finds the courage to come for­ward.

Louisa Lyt­ton, who plays Ruby, re­veals, ‘Stacey has the ex­pe­ri­ence to be able to say to her friend,

“This is wrong, and you will never for­give your­self un­less you take the blame off your­self and tell the story for what it is”.’

Soon after Ruby gives her state­ment, Stacey and Martin are ques­tioned. The fruit and veg ped­dler feels con­flicted, es­pe­cially when Ross later shows him a text mes­sage that Ruby sent him. Do Martin’s loy­al­ties lie with his for­mer class­mates? And if so, how will that af­fect his and Stacey’s mar­riage?

Courage: Rubygoes to the po­lice sta­tion

Doubt: Martin has news

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