Lauren Goodger, a former star of the UK hit TV show, The Only Way is Essex, told reporters that she has been left “mortified” and “embarrassed” by a sex tape of her, filmed secretly, performing oral sex on her ex-boyfriend, Jake McLean.
The edgy footage was recorded at the couple’s former home in Epping, near London, and the video shows Goodger performing the sex act as a caption of her mobile phone number flashes up on the screen.
As a result, Lauren Goodger said she has received many unwanted calls as well as sexually explicit text messages from complete strangers.
Goodger told New! magazine:
“I’m glad it was with an ex because what we were doing wasn’t wrong. It looks like it was taken in our bedroom in the house that we shared. I feel violated. I’m not Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton who intentionally made sex tapes – I had no idea this happened.”
The revenge porn prank has left Goodger distressed and upset, with allegations that she may have staged the whole thing herself in order to court publicity.
Referring to those allegations she said, “If anyone has anything to say, bring it on… have a little laugh. Kill me now, I gave my boyfriend a blow job. I’m not going to let it stress me out. I don’t know why the hell anyone would want my video on their phone. I’d delete it.”
British tabloid newspaper The Sun also caught up with Goodger and asked her to share her thoughts about the leaked footage.
“My private life has been invaded in the most horrible way. I can even see how some girls would feel suicidal and not be able to cope in this situation,” she told the publication.
She also shared some advice with other would-be victims of revenge porn.
“Anyone caught sending private, intimate stuff like this about should be arrested. I would definitely advise girls and young fans not to send any pictures or anything because it can come back to bite you. When you do break up, these things can come out due to spite and jealousy,” she said.