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east enders - frankly i dont understand it - bianca's daughter, is 15 and is sleeping with bianca's boyfriend?

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ScareyBitchFeast Sat 11-Oct-08 23:08:44

i don't believe that is actually paedophile bheaviour surely?
it is against the law but surely paedophile bheaviour relates to much younger children.
i dont think they prosecute if a couple of 14 year olds have sex for instance.
, but presumably would do with one over the age of 16.
horrible story line as usual

kormAaaarrrggghhhchameleon Sat 11-Oct-08 23:11:47

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ScareyBitchFeast Sat 11-Oct-08 23:13:32

oh, as usual i didnt know the full story.
that is really really bad isnt it. and on prime time tv.

kormAaaarrrggghhhchameleon Sat 11-Oct-08 23:22:03

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bythepowerofgreyskull Sat 11-Oct-08 23:22:45

I think that it is serving a great purpose.. there are alot of people who really wouldn't see this as wrong. even knowing he has been doing it since she was 12.
I think the way they are doing it is really good. It shows clearly how much he has groomed her.. the time and energy he puts into it.. the manipulation.

very sad.

TinkerBellesMum Sat 11-Oct-08 23:28:33

He would be in trouble even if it hadn't been going on so long. There is a thing with ages, if bother are under 16 that's ok, I think under 18 is too. They do look at it relatively.

nappyaddict Sat 11-Oct-08 23:32:01

now he wants lauren cos she is younger.

unknownrebelbang Sun 12-Oct-08 00:06:45

I tend not to watch Eastenders very often, but I've heard the view expressed in your OP before, so I really hope they're doing the storyline justice and show just how evil this sort of behaviour is.

Isn't he in his 30s?

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Sun 12-Oct-08 00:11:20

My step-dad was shagging my best friend for a few years. IT had escalated in the same way. Believe me it's wrong, and it;s abuse. She was groomed.

TinkerBellesMum Sun 12-Oct-08 00:13:56

Just reread my post, under 18 I think depends on the age of the youngest.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 12-Oct-08 11:57:09

tony was def grooming her

he made her feel wanted, and therefore whitney didnt see it was wrong or rape as she consented


now she is almost 16, therefore legal, he has lost the thrill of her (if thats the right word)

she doesnt understand why he doesnt want her know

think EE is good to do this topic, know that they are woring with nspcc to get the tone right

sure bianca will find out soon, and then the shit would have hit the fan!!!!

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 12-Oct-08 17:00:55

good they are workign with nspcc, they have got to get the balance right, not too inyerface but just enough

TinkerBellesMum Sun 12-Oct-08 19:35:16

They've worked it well, that they've shown enough of their relationship for you to know something untoward is going on but kept it mainly concentrated on Whitney and what she is going through.

slayerette Sun 12-Oct-08 19:45:49

TinkerBellesMum is right - the police look at these things in terms of the relative ages of the couple. So a man Tony's age sleeping with a 15 yr old would be looked at v differently to a 17 yr old. Also, because he is in loco parentis to her, it would be regarded very seriously.

Almandine Sun 12-Oct-08 19:55:15

I think they're handling the storyline well, even if it does make uncomfortable viewing at times.

Years ago, michelle got pregnant by Den when she was about 15/16 and the whole thing was done very differently.

Bianca also had a realtionship with her mums boyfriend, Dan. I can't remember how old whe was, but she was quite young.

It's interesting to see how EE are handling a similar theme differently every decade.

DH seems more freaked out by the stroy line than me. He keeps shouting "That's WRONG" at the TV.

staysee Thu 16-Oct-08 23:23:25

I was really confused. I don't watch soaps much and I'd always thought that the guy bianca was with was whitney's dad... Ive totally gotten the wrong end of the stick. Need to start watching it more, haha!

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 17-Oct-08 11:32:17


had forgotten Bianca had an affair with Dan - good memory

SharpMolarBear Fri 17-Oct-08 11:33:10

didn't they have the same storyline with B and Dan?

wheniwasyoung Fri 17-Oct-08 11:33:14

I turn the sound off when Tony is on screen and I can't watch anything with him or the girls at all.

SharpMolarBear Fri 17-Oct-08 11:34:37

ohh sorry must read thread rather than just the title.
AFAIR Bianca was well over age of consent at the time.

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Fri 17-Oct-08 11:35:16

My mates 10 year old was itching to go home last night to watch this
How can they put it on so early?

Pennies Fri 17-Oct-08 11:35:39

I'm really hoping tho that the finale to this storyline isn't the Xmas day show though. Something very not right about it IMO.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 17-Oct-08 12:43:23

surely they cant string it out for another 2months till christmas hmm

LaMonsterWeaselwolf Fri 17-Oct-08 13:17:35

I knew somebody who was cautioned a few years ago for groping a 15 year old when he was 18. I think? can't remember exact details and he was a twat - but apparently he didn't realise until her parents got involved - he's very careful with ages now though!!

So they do look at it relatively with regards to age.

But I agree I think the way they're running the storyline is really well thought out, it shows so much of the emotional side of things and how much he controls and emotionally abuses her to keep her in line, and how nobody around her has a clue. I don't think we always think about these aspects of this kind of abuse and if it helps a few more kids get help and realise that this kind of behaviour is wrong all is well IMO. I also hope it doesn't finale on christmas day though.

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