LOCKED IN HELL: Woman reveals how she was ‘raped more than 100 times’ by husband in lockdown in harrowing BBC Panorama interview

A WOMAN has revealed she was raped more than 100 times by her husband during lockdown in a harrowing BBC Panorama interview.

Jess – not her real name – said that on the day Britain went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic her husband gave her a chilling warning.

Jess - not her real name - said she was raped more than 100 times by her husband during lockdown
Jess – not her real name – said she was raped more than 100 times by her husband during lockdownCredit: BBC

“I was at home with him, we were both listening to Boris Johnson and he looked over at me, he had his arms folded back and chest out, because he knew that would intimidate me, and he looked at me and he said: ‘let the games begin’,” she said.

“And he said: ‘If you think it was bad before with the rape, you’re in for a rough ride.’

“So the rape started really, really, really bad, really bad. Curtains would get closed, TV would be up loud, front door would be locked, music would be turned up, so nobody could hear me screaming for someone, for anybody.”

READ ALSO: Lady Shares Romantic Story On How She Got Married Just 15 Days After She Met Her Man  

Jess said she managed to escape after her husband fell asleep.

She used the internet to find out how to contact the police via text message.

Shocked viewers shared their thoughts on Jess’s horrific ordeal on social media.

“Really harrowing piece on domestic abuse during lockdown,” one said.

Another posted: “This Panorama episode is breaking my heart.”

“This documentary on Panorama is just shocking – those of us who work in this area know just how terrible it is and how important refuges and charities are,” another said.

“Heartbreaking to watch, I’ll never understand how a ‘man’ can do this,” one person tweeted.


Host Victoria Derbyshire had to fight back the tears as she told how her violent dad used to beat her mum in terrifying attacks.

The BBC presenter, 51, said she understood the terror faced by those who had been “trapped” in abusive relationships during lockdown.

Tonight’s episode of Panorama looked at the impact the lockdown has had on those living with abusive partners, revealing the scale of domestic violence during the height of the crisis.

And speaking to the BBC ahead of the programme, Victoria described how her “whole body” would “tense” every time she heard her father’s key in the back door.

Victoria Derbyshire held back tears as she told of her experience of having an abusive father
Victoria Derbyshire held back tears as she told of her experience of having an abusive fatherCredit: BBC
BBC journalist Victoria as a young girl
BBC journalist Victoria as a young girlCredit: BBC

She said she never knew if his mood would lead him to hit her mum, or even whip her with a belt or slap her round the back of her head.

Prince Harry shouted ‘what the hell is going on’ at Queen in outburst about trusted aide, royal biographer claims  

New figures have shown that domestic violence against women has rocketed during the coronavirus outbreak, with two-thirds of women in abusive relationships suffering even more during the pandemic.

And while Victoria said she could flee her dad’s violent rages by going to a friend’s house, she said she felt for those “trapped” in the same house as their abuser.

The journalist said: ‘When the Prime Minister told us all to stay at home because of coronavirus, one of my first thoughts was for those living in abusive households – women, men and children, essentially trapped, forced to stay inside week after week.

“What would happen to them?”


In the documentary, Victoria revisits her childhood home in Littleborough, Rochdale, for the first time in 35 years.

She said: “Like I could really cry, I could really cry. Pathetic.

“So this is the house where I grew up.

“It’s so weird, I haven’t been here for so long and I’ve got some really happy memories of being there, but there were some really difficult times because my father was violent.

“You know, this was the 70s and 80s. No one had heard the phrase ‘domestic abuse.’ No one knew what it meant, what it was or what it involved. 

“If he was in the house we were on eggshells all the time. I remember once he locked my mum in their bedroom and he was hitting her and there was loads of noise and I was scared.”

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Marriage Is Not A Business Ground 

Ms Derbyshire hosted tonight's Panorama programme looking at domestic violence during lockdown
Ms Derbyshire hosted tonight’s Panorama programme looking at domestic violence during lockdownCredit: BBC

About Wealth Femi

I am Wealth O. A, B.Sc (Chemistry), Delta State University, Nigeria, Diploma (Basic Marine certs), Regional Maritime University, Ghana. Married with kids. Marriage and Relationship Counselor, writer and entrepreneur.

Check Also

Tragedy As Man Shoots Wife Dead Before Committing Suicide (Photos)

It was gathered that the 42-year-old man allegedly killed his wife before committing suicide at …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: