Coronation Street Coronation Street is lining up a male rape storyline

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    Coronation Street is going to feature a storyline about male rape in 2018 as David Platt becomes the victim of a serious sexual assault.

    The storyline will see the popular character, played by Jack P Shepherd, get drunk with a new character called Josh on a night out, only to wake up the next morning and discover he has been drugged and attacked.

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    The storyline will focus on the stigma surrounding male victims of sexual assault, as David struggles with his feelings of shame and disgust and is left undecided over whether he should go to the police and explain what has happened.

    According to reports, there won't be any sexually explicit scenes of the attack happening and will instead show the aftermath and the effects it has on David.

    MEN adds that Coronation Street is working with local charity Survivors Manchester on the storyline to ensure it's covered sensitively and accurately, while The Mirror reports that the beginnings of the storyline will kick off in January, which is when Josh arrives on the cobbles.

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    Normally, I'm not impressed when Corrie tackles serious issues because they crumble half-way through. That said I did think they tackled Bethany's grooming story very well and with someone like Jack P. Shepard behind this role I think this will be quite convincing.
     
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    Perhpas, i heard a new set of titles for the show and rebranding were on the cards to Coronation Oaks. :D
     
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    Awful :( Not looking forward to that :(
     
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    It will be cheap and nasty. I just know.
     
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    Coronation Street's male rape storyline begins as mysterious newcomer Josh arrives


    Coronation Street introduces a controversial new character next week, as Tyrone Dobbs tries to replace Luke Britton at the garage.

    Although it's a heartbreaking task, Tyrone (Alan Halsall) knows that he'll have to bring a new mechanic on board to replace Luke in order to cope with the workload.

    This leads to handsome newcomer Josh turning up to apply, quickly making an impression on everyone.

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    Not only does Josh secure the job that very same day, he also impresses Tyrone by suggesting that they should hold a charity boxing match in memory of Luke.

    Actor Ryan Clayton has been cast in the role of Josh, who's expected to take centre stage in one of Corrie's biggest storylines this year.

    Last month, newspaper reports revealed that Coronation Street bosses are planning a male rape storyline, which will see Josh drug and attack David after a night out.

    Corrie producers are yet to comment publicly on the storyline, but it's thought that they've been working with local charity Survivors Manchester to ensure that it's told sensitively.
     
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    This will be hard hitting.
     
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    Haha

    Though despite the bat s**t mental storylines Hollyoaks does, they're probably the best soap when it comes to issue based storylines.

    I have fo agree with @Ome when Corrie does and issue based storyline it does indeed crumble or it weirdly trails off, like Steve's depression storyline, it was marketed as a big storyline back in 2015 but then it just left discarded and they tend to use the same characters over and over too.

    David has gone from being sinister to somewhat a put upon victim in recent years hasn't he? He's been through the mill.
     
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    David deserves all our sympathy for that naff hair do he has right now (I wonder if he has found Audreys old heated rollers) and his beard!

    Shave it off son! Not a good look.
     
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    I know right! That beard looks like its trapped on David's face trying to escape :-D
     
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