‘I know what it’s like to feel every­one is against you’

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Danielle Lloyd sparked global controversy on the fifth se­ries of Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 when she was caught in the mid­dle of a race row with fel­low housemates Jade Goody, Jo O’meara and Bol­ly­wood ac­tress Shilpa Shetty.

She later ad­mit­ted that af­ter the back­lash from her CBB ex­pe­ri­ence, her de­pres­sion got so bad she even con­sid­ered tak­ing her own life.

Speak­ing to Closer 11 years on, Danielle says Rox­anne needs to face the mu­sic and ad­mit to her ac­tions. The former glam­our model adds, “I made mis­takes on CBB and owned up to them and was truly sorry. But I wasn’t cal­cu­lat­ing, I was just young and naïve. The pub­lic back­lash can be harsh. I know what it’s like to feel every­one is against you. But in Rox­anne’s case, she needs to be held ac­count­able for her ac­tions if there’s any chance of her learn­ing from this. I’ve watched Rox­anne’s tele­vised apolo­gies and I don’t be­lieve there is any re­morse.”

And Danielle, 34, in­sists the scan­dal really hit a nerve for her af­ter suf­fer­ing an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship in her teens. She says, “Rox­anne’s be­hav­iour really up­set me. I’ve been in a vi­o­lent re­la­tion­ship and it felt like she was mak­ing a mock­ery of ac­tual vic­tims. This is go­ing to make women who have been as­saulted feel even more ner­vous to come for­ward.

“She now needs to step out of the spot­light, lie low and really work on her­self. I think her ca­reer is over – but she still needs to be­come a bet­ter per­son so she doesn’t con­tinue to hurt peo­ple.”

Jade Danielle and up in were caught a race row

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