A Place In The Sun’s Sara Damergi forced to call the police as address gets posted online
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A Place In The Sun presenter Sara Damergi has spoken out about being subjected to online abuse after her address was leaked online. The property expert, 41, spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk, about being on the receiving end of abusive messages, admitting that she’s had her emails hacked into and her home address posted online.
But that’s thankfully all stopped
Speaking about her experience, Sara revealed that she had received more than just trolling messages.
The Channel 4 presenter said: “I have had my emails hacked into.
“I’ve had my – a long time ago – I had my address posted online, I’ve had calls with heavy breathing- really weird stuff,” she admitted.
However, the star was relieved to share that it had finally stopped after getting the authorities involved.
“But that’s thankfully all stopped,” Sara said.
“I actually went to the police about that and found out who that was.”
The presenter went on to admit she knows other people in the TV industry who have been through the same situation.
Sara explained: “I think it comes with the job sometimes sadly.
“It was really freaky but I think lots of people in the industry have had similar experiences.
“Even in shopping channels sometimes that’s worse, as they can talk to you, and they’ve had people outside their houses,” she added.
“So I’ve had lots of people I know that have suffered with it.”
Sara also revealed that she’s been targeted on social media over the way she looks and what she wears, explaining that people go out of their way to leave nasty comments about her appearance.
The Coast to Coast star said that the trolls would most often target her over the way she looks, taking issue with her hair or the way she was dressed.
She explained: “It could be anything from – my hair is notoriously messy all the time, so that’s a fair comment from them,” she joked.
“It could be anything from my hair, or one woman said I look like I was wearing a bin bag.”
Sara went on: “Some people don’t like the way I speak, some people don’t like the way I laugh, some people think I talk too loud… anything really, it could be anything.”
However, the Coast to Coast presenter revealed that she’s grown a thick skin when it comes to being trolled and doesn’t let it affect her anymore.
The mother-of-two said: “It doesn’t bother me, it used to bother me years ago, but now I couldn’t care less, just let them get on with it.
“I just block and report usually, if it’s really inappropriate.
“I have had some racist stuff which I always report and obviously anything inappropriate, like sexual things, I report straight away, or anything stalky,” she divulged.
A Place In The Sun airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 3pm.
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