CORRI GROOM

I feel sick to my stomach’: Coronation Street viewers are left distressed as Bethany Platt is introduced to a THIRD man in harrowing grooming plot

Coronation Street viewers were left ‘sickened’ as Bethany Platt was introduced to a third man in the show’s sinister grooming plot.

The 16-year-old has already been abused by her older boyfriend Nathan Curtis in the harrowing storyline, as well as being raped by his friend Neil.

On Friday night’s episode, the teenager was introduced to Neil’s friend Ian – with the suggestion that she may be made to have sex with him as well.

Scroll down for video 

Sinister: Coronation Street viewers were left 'sickened' as Bethany Platt was introduced to a third man in the show's disturbing grooming plot

Sinister: Coronation Street viewers were left ‘sickened’ as Bethany Platt was introduced to a third man in the show’s disturbing grooming plot

Third man: On Friday night's episode, the teenager was introduced to Neil's friend Ian - with the suggestion that she may be made to have sex with him as well 

Third man: On Friday night’s episode, the teenager was introduced to Neil’s friend Ian – with the suggestion that she may be made to have sex with him as well

In the disturbing scene, Ian says he is ‘very upset’ that he didn’t get an invite to the last party.

In response, Nathan asked Bethany – played by Lucy Fallon – whether Ian was ‘good looking enough for one of our get-togethers?’

When she answers ‘I don’t see why not’, Nathan tells Ian: ‘Sounds like you’re in luck.’

Abuser: Her boyfriend Nathan asked Bethany - played by Lucy Fallon - whether Ian was 'good looking enough for one of our get-togethers?'

Abuser: Her boyfriend Nathan asked Bethany – played by Lucy Fallon – whether Ian was ‘good looking enough for one of our get-togethers?’

Victim: When Bethany, who is only 16, answers 'I don’t see why not', Nathan tells Ian: 'Sounds like you’re in luck' 

Victim: When Bethany, who is only 16, answers ‘I don’t see why not’, Nathan tells Ian: ‘Sounds like you’re in luck’

Bethany meets the next man groomer Nathan will force her to bed
Loaded: 0%
Progress: 0%
0:00
Previous
Play
Skip
Mute
Current Time0:00
/
Duration Time1:43
Fullscreen
Need Text

Viewers immediately took to Twitter in response to the latest development in the shocking storyline.

One wrote ‘Feel sick to my stomach watching those 3 being smug at Bethany’s expense’, while another added: ‘Can’t deal with how utterly vile those men are’.

Another posted: ‘Those blokes are making my skin crawl. Poor Bethany’.

Meanwhile, one viewer said ‘These creeps make me sick! Bethany needs to get out quick!’

'Creeps': Viewers immediately took to Twitter in response to the latest development in the shocking storyline 

‘Creeps’: Viewers immediately took to Twitter in response to the latest development in the shocking storyline

'Utterly vile': Fans wrote that the scene on Friday night's episode made them feel sick

‘Utterly vile’: Fans wrote that the scene on Friday night’s episode made them feel sick

Later on in the episode, viewers were also left shocked when Nathan was seen kissing his ex-girlfriend Mel Maguire.

Last week, Bethany was coaxed into having sex with Nathan’s friend Neil, who is much older than her.  

Despite already being abused by Nathan, Bethany was this time forced into accompanying Neil into a bedroom at a party and instructing her to ‘buy some more time’ with him.

Telling her to ‘work her magic’ on Neil, Bethany initially tried to chat to him on the sofa, before he took her into the bedroom and sat with her on the edge of the bed.

A panicked Bethany sat frozen while Neil began to kiss her.

Corrie grooming storyline gets darker as Bethany ordeal continues
Loaded: 0%
Progress: 0%
0:00
Previous
Play
Skip
Mute
Current Time0:00
/
Duration Time0:29
Fullscreen
Need Text

'I am so scared for her!' Viewers were distraught as Bethany was raped AGAIN last week... and it seemed it might happen again

‘I am so scared for her!’ Viewers were distraught as Bethany was raped AGAIN last week… and it seemed it might happen again

Tense: Bethany initially tried to chat to Neil on the sofa, before he took her into the bedroom and sat with her on the edge of the bed

Tense: Bethany initially tried to chat to Neil on the sofa, before he took her into the bedroom and sat with her on the edge of the bed

Harrowing: Friday night's episode didn't let up, as Nathan coaxed Bethany - who is 16 - to have sex with his friend, Neil, who is much older than her.

Harrowing: Friday night’s episode didn’t let up, as Nathan coaxed Bethany – who is 16 – to have sex with his friend, Neil, who is much older than her.

Meanwhile, Bethany’s mother Sarah called her daughter’s phone to see where she was – but Nathan had it and rejected the call.

In the bedroom, Bethany warned Neil that she and Nathan were an item and that she’s ‘not that kind of girl’; but to no avail.

Turning her around and easing her to lie facing away from him, Neil then began a countdown, as Bethany lay with tears welling up in her eyes.

Viewers took to Twitter to weigh in on what they were watching.

Horrid: A panicked Bethany froze while Neil began to kiss her

Horrid: A panicked Bethany froze while Neil began to kiss her

Upsetting: Turning her around and easing her to lie facing away from him, Neil then began a countdown, as Bethany lay with tears welling up in her eyes.

Upsetting: Turning her around and easing her to lie facing away from him, Neil then began a countdown, as Bethany lay with tears welling up in her eyes.

‘This storyline has been written, paced and acted superbly but – partly because of those things – it’s almost unbearably grim,’ one insightful tweeter posted.

‘So uncomfortable to watch but also a hard hitting real life occurrence. My heart breaks for Bethany,’ came another fan’s tweet.

‘The Bethany Platt storyline has really shaken me!’ a third posted, echoed by another who wrote: ‘This Bethany Platt story line is creeping me out.’

‘The Bethany Platt grooming story makes me feel physically sick that this actually happens in the world to people,’ another person added.

Aiming to do good: The actor said the storyline has received a positive reaction from many survivors of sexual abuse

Aiming to do good: The actor said the storyline has received a positive reaction from many survivors of sexual abuse

To make matters worse, it transpires that things are about to get even more sinister next week, this time involving a third man.

The nation has been gripped by the horrific storyline – which actor Chris Harper, who plays Nathan, said ‘is only just the beginning for Bethany’.

Having lost her virginity to Nathan – Chris revealed the storyline has received a positive reaction from many survivors of sexual abuse, as it’s important that young girls are made aware of the dangers that anyone in this position could face. 

He said: ‘Nathan has done it before to other people [groomed them] and is doing with other people still. Bethany is falling in love with him.

Talking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, he revealed Bethany will accept Nathan's proposal, as he hinted she will suffer another harrowing rape, after already been forced into sex by his friend Neil

Talking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, he revealed Bethany will accept Nathan’s proposal, as he hinted she will suffer another harrowing rape, after already been forced into sex by his friend Neil

He said: 'Nathan has done it before to other people [groomed them] and is doing with other people still. Bethany is falling in love with him'

He said: ‘Nathan has done it before to other people [groomed them] and is doing with other people still. Bethany is falling in love with him’

He continued: 'She is going to be entering a dark space and Nathan introducing Neil is just the beginning. Counsellors call it love bombing and it can happen to anyone'

He continued: ‘She is going to be entering a dark space and Nathan introducing Neil is just the beginning. Counsellors call it love bombing and it can happen to anyone’

‘She is going to be entering a dark space and Nathan introducing Neil is just the beginning. Counsellors call it love bombing and it can happen to anyone.

‘The perpetrator pretends to be your hero but Bethany to Nathan is a commodity.

‘Nathan will be proposing to her and Bethany starts wearing a ring. He wins her trust and makes her fall in love with him then flips it and plays on her age.’

Phillip asked him if he thought Nathan’s time on the street would be short-lived and he replied: ‘I hope so.’

Chris also spoke of the reaction he had received from survivors of sexual abuse.

He said: ‘Brilliant – just amazing. The community that’s out there of victims and survivors, however they describe themselves, is brilliant…

Chris also spoke of the reaction he had received from survivors of sexual abuse. He said: 'Brilliant - just amazing. The community that's out there of victims and survivors, however they describe themselves, is brilliant...'

Chris also spoke of the reaction he had received from survivors of sexual abuse. He said: ‘Brilliant – just amazing. The community that’s out there of victims and survivors, however they describe themselves, is brilliant…’

Nathan dresses up and pimps out Bethany in disturbing Corrie scene
Loaded: 0%
Progress: 0%
0:00
Previous
Play
Skip
Mute
Current Time0:00
/
Duration Time0:29
Fullscreen
Need Text

‘They’re used to just being splashed across tabloid headlines or ignored or labelled.

‘It’s a fantastic role. I actually burst into tears when I found out I got the role. My wife, who’s brilliantly supportive, is the one who suggested I run the London Marathon for the NSPCC. It’s a great part, but I also got to be a part of a greater message.’

Lucy, who plays Bethany, has previously spoken of the importance in raising awareness around the disturbing issue of child abuse following criticism of the show’s decision to air its current grooming plot pre-watershed.

Appearing on Loose Women recently, the 21-year old applauded the long running soap’s decision to tackle the subject head on in a bid to educate their younger fan base.

She said: ‘It’s important it is before the watershed.

We’re trying to target people who watch Corrie. There are a lot of fans who are young teenagers, it’s important that they watch it.’

For confidential support call Rape Crisis on Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2:30 and 7-9:30) or visit rapecrisis.org.uk

Raising awareness: Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany, has spoken of the importance in raising awareness around the disturbing issue of child abuse following criticism of the show’s decision to air its current grooming plot pre-watershed

Raising awareness: Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany, has spoken of the importance in raising awareness around the disturbing issue of child abuse following criticism of the show’s decision to air its current grooming plot pre-watershed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4478908/Bethany-Platt-introduced-man-grooming-plot.html#ixzz4gKh2FHY4
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s