Ava Evans says her messages are ‘full of people threatening her’ after Laurence Fox's 'vile' rant
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Ava Evans says she's received threats following Laurence Fox's rant about her.
Fox was suspended by GB News following his appearance as a guest on Dan Wootton Tonight.
This is what he said:
The former actor took aim at Evans, claiming he was disgusted by her views and that no man would ever want to sleep with her.
"Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever...who wasn't an incel...who wasn't a cucked, little incel," Fox said.
He branded her a 'little woman' who he thinks is 'pathetic' and 'embarrassing'.
Wootton laughed along as his guest shared his views, though he did try and add 'balance'.
"I'm just going to provide a touch of balance for her, because she did actually respond to this earlier today saying that she regretted her comments, but she didn't apologise," Wootton said.
"And she's a very beautiful woman, Laurence, a very beautiful woman."
Following the incident, both Fox and Wootton were suspended by the channel, with bosses saying they had launched an investigation into the incident.
After being criticised by Wootton and others on the channel, Fox shared screenshots of text messages he had sent to the show's producer, where he appeared to have told them what he was going to say in advance.
Ofcom has since confirmed that it had received complaints about Fox's comments and was investigating the incident.
However, as a result of the incident, Evans, a political reporter for Joe, has revealed she has been on the end of vile threats online.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, she said: “I’m deeply embarrassed by all of it and I’m very appreciative to everyone who has very kindly stood up for me. But it’s the other side of it.
“Half of the comments have been very lovely and supportive.
“But then, on the other side, they are very threatening.
“[People are saying] that I’m somehow part of this global agenda that is trying to bring down men and [that] I hate all men and therefore that I need to watch my back and be very careful because there are certain people who now are threatening to come after me."
She added: “It feels ridiculous even saying that.”
Discussing Fox's comments, Evans said: “It just sort of feels like an out of body experience, looking at it.
“It’s like a skit from the 1980s or something.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been spoken to, or about, like that, in my whole journalistic career. I am honestly astounded that it was broadcast.”
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