Former Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns appeared on Loose Women on Friday, where she opened up about her personal photos being leaked on a porn website in 2018.
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Former Coronation Street star Melissa Johns revealed she used to film sex because she felt embarrassed about her body.
The 32-year-old actress, who plays Imogen Pascoe in the ITV drama, joined Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch and Linda Robson on Friday’s Loose Women to talk about her disability.
Back in 2018, Melissa – who was born with one arm – was devastated when intimate photos of her were leaked online and posted to a disabled porn site.
Speaking to the panel, Melissa revealed she had “crying and crying and crying” for the first few hours after finding out and then “forced herself” to go on the site and take a look.
“I cried really, really ugly and as I continued there and I read the way my body was ripped apart, I never read anything as disgusting as what I had read,” she said. bravely explained.
“Leading to that, I loathe my body, I hated my body growing up, I didn’t see anyone like me on TV and when you were a teenager you hung yourself anyway. but when you have dislocated limbs and body difference, or any kind of disability, you spend a lot of your life making sure that everyone around you is happy with the way you look.
“That led to some really scary moments growing up. I just loathe the body I’ve been given. I’ve been on dates and I know what to wear, to walk, to sit on and how to act. look in the picture.”
Talk about her one woman show ShockedMelissa continued: “Through Snatched we explored all the stories, like I was in some really ridiculous situations where I used to choreograph sex so my arms wouldn’t be seen. “
Snatched is described as a story in which “a disabled young woman with a history of body dysmorphia accepts her body as common property”.
The synopsis added: “This humorous and revealing show spares no remorse in its glorification of femininity, against body shaming, and sexual taboos and disability. Snatched is a fast-paced, uplifting one-woman show accompanied by a live ’90s soundtrack”.
Loose Women airs at 12:30pm on weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/former-corrie-star-melissa-johns-26832964 Former Corrie star Melissa Johns once choreographed because she felt embarrassed about her body