Zara McDermott admits she considered suicide after teachers ‘blamed’ her for revenge porn ordeal age 14

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Zara McDermott has confessed she considered suicide after she was blamed for her horrific revenge porn ordeal by her teachers age 14.

The Love Island star, 24, has revealed a boy shared naked photos of her around their school when she was just age 14.

She said she felt “shunned, punished and shamed” by her teachers and peers while the boy who sent the image of her got off “scot free”.

Zara heartbreakingly fell victim to revenge porn once again in 2018, when an ex-boyfriend shared naked photographs of her while she was in the Love Island villa.

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Looking back not he first ordeal at age 14, Zara revealed she took a nude photograph to send to a boy in an attempt to try and fit in at school, Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster, Essex.

The boy then shared the image with friends and it circulated around her school and neighbouring schools by lunchtime the following day.

Zara’s image even reached her brother and mother, who worked as a food tech teacher at the school. Zara’s mum was confronted by other teachers and parents who told her she should be “ashamed”.

And the other girls in the school slut-shamed Zara. The Love Island star was later called to the headteacher’s office and later suspended.


The police were also called to give her a talk about having created child pornography.

Zara, who recently confirmed she had a boob job, told the Times: “People don't realise when something like this happens, it affects the whole family.

“My teachers just washed their hands of me. Drilling it into me, constantly blaming me. Do you know what that does to a young girl?”

The stunning reality star, who recently revealed plans to move out of boyfriend Sam Thompson’s home, said the boy who shared the images of her got off without any punishment while she was left so embarrassed she considered taking her own life.

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She candidly recalled thinking: “‘How would I do it?’. I never want to go to that place again,” she added.

Coopers' Company and Coborn School said it now has “specific policies for peer on peer abuse and clear procedures for sexting incidents”.

Zara heartbreakingly fell victim to revenge porn once again in 2018 when she appeared on Love Island and an ex-boyfriend shared nude images of her online.

She recalled: “Notably, when I came out of Love Island, and came out to images of me, what felt like, circulating around the whole world. It was one of the hardest things I went through in my whole life.”

She is now fronting a BBC documentary which will give an “emotional and raw” look into her experience with revenge porn, which will be released on Tuesday 23 February.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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