In upcoming scenes, Emmerdale viewers will witness Victoria Barton experiencing flashbacks from her horrifying attack in 2019.
Emmerdale viewers were horrified to see Lee Posner, who played the evil Victoria Barton, sexually assault her four years ago (Kris Mochrie). She has made great efforts to avoid letting the traumatic experience control her life, but she is about to experience a significant setback.
After a night out in 2019 with her friends, Victoria reluctantly extended an invitation to Lee to stay at her house.
Victoria demanded Lee leave right away after he tricked his way inside, but he overpowered her and raped her in terrifying scenes.
She’s been raising her son Harry, who was born as a result of the rape, ever since, doing her best to move past the traumatic experience.
But in scenes that will air on Emmerdale the following week, viewers will witness Victoria experience a serious setback as she has flashbacks to her assault.
Victoria made the decision to take her friend out to have fun following Ethan’s (Emile John) recent breakup with partner Marcus (Darcy Grey), following the revelation he had been cheating.
She wants to arrange for Ethan to go out with Sean on a night out.
However, it soon becomes apparent that he is more intrigued by her than her friend.
Victoria is initially unafraid of Sean’s advances, but as their relationship develops, she begins to relax.
However, when Sean suggests they get a cab home together, Victoria soon becomes breathless and suffers a panic attack as memories from Lee’s attack come flooding back.
Remembering the traumatic events of what happened to her four years ago, could history be repeating itself? Or will Victoria try to overcome her conflicting feelings?
After Victoria’s rape in 2019, her brother Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) brutally attacked him with a spade which resulted in his death.
Although he avoided a potential lengthy prison sentence as he fled the village with partner Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller).
On ITV’s This Morning in 2019, actress Isabel Hodgins discussed her character’s choice to keep the child.
It was the grimiest storyline Victoria had at the time, and she acknowledged as much, saying: “I’ve really enjoyed it.”
The soap star acknowledged that she did feel under pressure when discussing touchy subjects like Victoria’s rape.
“Massively so, it’s so pertinent, it happens to hundreds of thousands of men and women,” Isabel continued.
“It’s a big responsibility for myself and the show to get it right and tell it truthfully and I think we’ve managed that.”
Touching on what made Victoria strong after the attack and finding out she was pregnant, the Emmerdale star shared it was her character’s maternal instinct.
She added: “All she thinks about now is having the best life for the baby, I think she’s been through something so horrendous that I think she wants it to stop.”
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