Coronation Street to feature the first male rape storyline

Coronation Street to feature the first male rape storyline”

A controversial new Coronation Street storyline will see David Platt become the victim of male rape.

The sexual attack attack won't be shown, but David will wake up the next morning in Josh's bed and realise that he has been drugged and assaulted.

The iconic character will wake up and discover what has happened to him, leading to some very hard scenes.

According to a Coronation Street insider, the assault will be implied as opposed to graphic scenes: "There won't be any sexually explicit scenes, what has happened to David will be implied by his reaction and behaviour when he wakes up the next day and starts to remember some of what happened".

The show's bosses are working with charity, Survivors Manchester, to ensure the plot is portrayed accurately.

WHAT NEXT?: Will David's attack ruin his blossoming romance with Shona?

Coronation Street to feature the first male rape storyline

He is now in a relationship with Shona Ramsey, who is the mother of his wife Kylie Platt's murderer Clayton Hibbs.

This will be the first time the subject has been tackled in the soap's 57-year history and it will, naturally, be handled with the greatest care and sensitivity.

The subject of male rape has rarely been raised in soap but Hollyoaks have run two powerful storylines around the subject, with Luke Morgan's vicious attack at the hands of Mark Gibbs raising huge discussion back in 2000.

Coronation Street producers have revealed some of what's in store on for 2018.


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The soap is now revisiting the storyline, with Luke - who has never come to terms with the brutal violation - meeting again.

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