Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

Model claims police ‘didn’t probe rape threat as she works in glamour industry’

A Playboy model claims police failed to probe a sickening rape threat properly because she works in the glamour industry.

Germaine Love, 34, who also runs a bar, got an Instagram message saying: “I’m gonna go in your bar and drag you out by your hair, to a dark alley and then begin to rape you.’’

She called Cleveland Police but was just told to make her social media – used for her bar and glamour career – private.

In a voicemail, an officer said it would be logged as “malicious communication” and she heard no more.

Germaine, of Guisborough, North Yorks, said: “Because I work in the glamour industry, does that mean I’m asking for it?

“Is that why they haven’t taken it seriously? Is the only way I find out who he is when he’s dragging me down an alley?

“Trolling and threats need to be taken more seriously.

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“If anyone threatens to rape a woman, especially when you have concrete evidence and the ability to catch them, women need to be supported a little more then to be told to act the victim and close everything they’ve worked hard for.

“Surely they could track him and why should I be punished and close my social media, not advertise myself as a model, not advertise my bar?”

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "Initially the call was recorded as a malicious communications and we did try and speak with the lady to discuss her call further and our response to it.

“A senior officer is looking into the complaint and if there are issues with how the initial contact was dealt with, these will be rectified.

"Our neighbourhood officers will also be in touch with the woman to talk about her concerns.''

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