Further to the post I wrote earlier this week about the Downton Abbey Rape Storyline, I contacted ITV and Ofcom and have received a response from ITV. I will not say apology because it is the worst excuse for an apology I have seen in a long time! I am absolutely furious! And in the middle of composing a scathing email in response. I thought I would share their response with you here, because I have had a number of hits looking for “Downton Abbey rape” so I know there are people out there who are concerned and likely upset by it. I know I am.
So, Trigger Warning for rape and rape apologism, although if you’re searching for this, I expect you already know what you’re getting into. There are no graphic descriptions but feelings may abound. Seriously, take care of yourself. This is me taking care of my self by ranting in a public forum but only you know what you need. Everything else is below the cut. Continue reading