Groomed and Abused: Fiona Broadfoot Wins High Court Battle

Ellen Lees
By Ellen Lees,
updated on Mar 9, 2018

Groomed and Abused: Fiona Broadfoot Wins High Court Battle

Fiona Broadfoot and two others, who were ‘groomed into prostitution’ as teenagers, have won a landmark High Court battle which means they no longer have to tell future employers about their ‘soliciting’

In the interview, Fiona recalls her experience: “I thought violent sex was normal sex. I saw men who would start off wanting a very basic sex act, to wanting some extreme weird sexual perversion.”

This abuse as a child left Fiona with eight pages of convictions, accessible to employers.

But Fiona and two others have won their battle with the High Court for women like them. No longer will employers be able to see their convictions for soliciting.

“I’m not a prude or a moralist, I just believe in decency” she said. “I believe in treating another human being with decency.”

If you've been affected by Fiona's story, or would like to talk to someone, you can find a professional near you using Counselling Directory.

If you need immediate help, you can call Samaritans for free on 116 123 - available 24/7, this service is anonymous and completely confidential.

Photo credit | Express and Star / Victoria Jones

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