Celebrity Big Brother star Kellie Maloney fears for her safety after being ‘targeted by stalker’
Kellie Maloney has revealed she's been fearing for her own safety after being targeted by an online stalker.
The 67 year old, who used to be known as Frank, explained that the ongoing terrifying experience has left her in "a bad place".
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, the former boxing promoter explained: "I’ve been having a stalker follow me. It’s been going on for quite a while. It is a stalker online. What is happening has sent me into a bad place."
While Kellie might be going through a tough time at the moment, she's not in it alone as her family and friends have all gathered around to support her.
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The former Celebrity Big Brother star continued: "I shared everything with my family, and with their help and support they’re helping pull me out of it.”
The blonde beauty said she's already contacted the "authorities" about the issue and they've advised her not to disclose certain details about what's going on while it's under investigation.
"It's still playing out right now," she said. "I really can’t say much about it because it’s an ongoing situation. That’s all I’ve been told I can say.”
While the tormenting continues to take place online, Kellie has refused to quit social media. "You've only got to read my Twitter account to see what some people say," she explained.
The TV personality has been suffering endless abuse directed at her for being transgender and some threats even include serious violence.
She continued: "I’ve had a couple of things that have crossed the line. I had one person say they’d like to push me off my high heels and break my neck.
"There should be more control over social media."
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Kellie came out as transgender back in 2014 after experiencing almost 60 years of gender dysphoria – a condition where a person feels discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.
Despite more people supporting the LGBTQ+ community, Kellie believes there's still a lack of acceptance as she said: "I don’t think things have improved as much as they should have for the trans community.
"We are not accepted by certain people. There are still bigots out there. I get it if people don’t understand what I went through.
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"I still don’t understand why it happened to me or how it happened to me. But all I ask is for people to respect me in the way that I respect them.
"You don’t have to like me, you don’t have to accept me. But there’s no need to be rude about it."
Kellie has teamed up with other celebrities for NHS charity single Hero, which is available to download now.
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