Holby City’s Laila Rouass details her experience with racism

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Holby City’s Laila Rouass reveals she used to get ‘urine thrown at me every day’ as she details her experience of racism

Laila Rouass of Holby City detailed the vile racist abuse she suffered as a child.

The actress, born in Stepney, London to an Indian mother and a Moroccan father, has revealed that she is harassed by bullies “ every day ”.

And Laila, 49, said the racist abuse continued into adulthood and recounted how she called ‘f ***** g P ** i’ on the streets a few months ago. barely.

Bullying: Holby City’s Laila Rouass detailed the vile racist abuse she suffered as a child

In an interview with The Mirror, the Footballer’s Wives star said: “ I got p ** s thrown every day.

“ Just a few months ago some guy cut me in his car and yelled, ‘F *** off, you f ***** g P ** i. ”

‘This is terrible. If you tell people they don’t believe it happens that often.

She's back: Laila returned to Holby City earlier this month as registrar Sahira Shah, after an eight-year hiatus

She’s back: Laila returned to Holby City earlier this month as registrar Sahira Shah, after an eight-year hiatus

Laila returned to Holby City earlier this month as registrar Sahira Shah, after an eight-year hiatus.

Last year, Laila, married to snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan, claimed Hollyoaks bosses forced her to undress for a scorching calendar shoot, leaving her feeling ‘dirty and weak’ when ‘she starred on the show as a police detective in 2003.

She tweeted at the time, “To those ‘at the top’ – I spoke to @Hollyoaks when I was there about the comments made to me… you didn’t do anything. Absolutely nothing!

“The point is … you scared me so much for my job that I begged my agent to find me something else.” You called me stupid, stupid, and more.

Real life: Laila is married to snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan [pictured in 2016]

Real life: Laila is married to snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan [pictured in 2016]

‘My agent found me something else, I left and you made me pay tens of thousands of pounds to get out of my contract a few months earlier despite my experiences there …

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“ When I told you that I didn’t want to be in your annual calendar where we asked to wear almost nothing, you still booked my flight to Spain. Your reasoning … “we don’t have anyone on the show that looks like you.” The pressure you put on me made me feel helpless and stuck.

“ I got on this plane, took the pictures, felt dirty and weak afterwards, but luckily I found another job, paid for my release from the contract (which I never heard talk about an actor) and I was not featured in the timeline. It was the best money I spent.

In the character: Last year, Laila claimed that Hollyoaks bosses forced her to undress for a steamy calendar shoot, leaving her feeling 'dirty and weak' when she starred on the show in 2003

In the character: Last year, Laila claimed that Hollyoaks bosses forced her to undress for a steamy calendar shoot, leaving her feeling ‘dirty and weak’ when she starred on the show in 2003

“So now you’re going to do something about it. I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear this. But actually … where were you when I contacted? I can’t begin to imagine what other stories might surface, but it was my experience. I managed 8 months and that was enough.

“ On the positive side, I was inspired by the very young actors … I was inspired by their professionalism and enthusiasm. Their kindness and the way they greeted me have stayed with me ever since. #do better’.

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TBEN then contacted Lime Pictures for further comments.

No restraint: She took to Twitter after Hollyoaks producers Lime Pictures released a statement in response to Rachel Adedeji's allegations of racism

No restraint: She took to Twitter after Hollyoaks producers Lime Pictures released a statement in response to Rachel Adedeji’s allegations of racism

Lime Pictures released a statement after Rachel Adedeji accused the show of racism. They said: ‘Hollyoaks has been deeply shocked and saddened by the issues that have been brought to our attention.

“Lime Pictures strives to have zero tolerance for racism or any form of discrimination in all of its programming, but it is clear that we still have work to do.

“We must eradicate implicit prejudices, that is, denounce racism where and when we see it.

“We will continue to complete our action plan while continuing and expanding our dialogue with stakeholders and staff.”

Slammed: Lime Pictures released statement after Rachel Adedeji, who plays Lisa Loveday, accused the show of racism [pictured 2019]

Slammed: Lime Pictures released statement after Rachel Adedeji, who plays Lisa Loveday, accused the show of racism [pictured 2019]

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