Caroline Flack, UK TV-presenter known from Love Island, committed suicide in February.
Now more than 850,000 people have signed a petition, wanting to make bullying and harassment by media a criminal offence. The petition was delivered to the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) yesterday morning. The initiative is called “Caroline’s Law”.
“We’ll never truly know all of the things that were going on in Caroline’s mind when she took the decision to take her own life,” the petition says, “But we do know that sections of the media were quite happy to drag her life through the wringer purely in order to sell a few more papers and it’s just not right.”
Caroline’s family released one of her unpublished Instagram posts after her death. In the post the TV-presenter said:
“The truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment.”