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EastEnders star Shona McGarty ‘is left terrified after a man bombarded her with messages’


EastEnders star Shona McGarty ‘is left terrified after a man she blocked on social media bombarded her with messages’

Shona McGarty has reportedly been left terrified after a man she blocked on social media allegedly ‘bombarded with messages’. 

The EastEnders actress, 29, who plays Whitney Dean, is thought to have agreed to appear on a TikTok livestream with the man to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

However according to The Sun, the soap star then ended up calling the police after she received a stream of messages and calls from Dan Dempsey, 34.      

Claims: Shona McGarty has reportedly been left terrified after a man she blocked on social media allegedly ‘bombarded with messages’ 

According to the publication, Dempsey said he ‘only wanted to know why she’d blocked me’ and that he had been arrested on suspicion of harassment last Friday.

He reportedly said: ‘I didn’t know she felt harassed – she didn’t tell me to stop messaging her.’

Dempsey, who is from Derby, also reportedly said that he had been bailed until May, with conditions banning him from going to the soap’s set or to Shona’s address. 

MailOnline has contacted Shona McGarty’s representatives for a comment. 

Reports: The actress, 29, who plays Whitney Dean, is thought to have agreed to appear on a TikTok livestream with the man to raise money for charity (pictured on EastEnders)

Reports: The actress, 29, who plays Whitney Dean, is thought to have agreed to appear on a TikTok livestream with the man to raise money for charity (pictured on EastEnders)

Shona joined EastEnders in 2009 and plays Whitney, with her character having been through hell over the years after being tormented by abuser Leo and most recently her boyfriend Kush was murdered.

Whitney was arrested for stabbing Leo to death in 2019 and while waiting to hear whether she would be jailed for the crime, Whitney considered fleeing Walford.

But after learning Leo’s mum Michaela had been arrested for sharing her abusive posts on social media, Whitney decided against leaving the Square, but as she headed home was kidnapped and held at knifepoint by Michaela.

And on Monday EastEnders fans were left utterly horrified after Kush Kazemi’s long-awaited exit from the soap saw him murdered by Gray Atkins.

Storylines: Shona joined EastEnders in 2009 , with her character Whitney having been through hell over the years after being tormented by abuser Leo and most recently her boyfriend Kush was murdered

Storylines: Shona joined EastEnders in 2009 , with her character Whitney having been through hell over the years after being tormented by abuser Leo and most recently her boyfriend Kush was murdered

In explosive scenes Kush was hurled into the path of an oncoming train by a deranged Gray, after he vowed to have girlfriend Whitney all to himself.

After a tense confrontation, Kush helped Gray escape the train by pulling him off the tracks, only for the serial killer to enact his plan by pushing him in front of the train

Viewers have seen Gray (played by Toby-Alexander Smith) descend into madness in the belief that Whitney should be with him, after murdering his wife Chantelle and Tina Carter last year.

Kush (Davood Ghadami) and Whitney were planning to leave Walford so he could flee the authorities after confessing his involvement in a bank heist.

But as the pair waited for their train, Kush’s son Arthur said he needed the toilet, and once he and Whitney left the station, a hooded Gray emerged from the shadows. 

Dramatic: In explosive scenes on Monday night, Kush was hurled into the path of an oncoming train by a deranged Gray, after he vowed to have girlfriend Whitney all to himself

Dramatic: In explosive scenes on Monday night, Kush was hurled into the path of an oncoming train by a deranged Gray, after he vowed to have girlfriend Whitney all to himself

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