Hollyoaks: Jacqui McQueen accuses Gilly of rape! Her claim will “split the village”

A controversial rape storyline is set to cause conflict among the Chester residents of Hollyoaks when Jacqui McQueen (Claire Cooper) accuses Gilly Roach (Anthony Quinlan) of raping her.

The storyline begins when the two offer each other a shoulder to cry on in the wake of their recent troubles with their partners – Rhys Ashworth and Lynsey Nolan respectively – but before long, the pair share a passionate kiss.

The cameras will then fade away from the scene, and so when Jacqui later accuses Gilly of having raped her, viewers will be kept in the dark as to who’s telling the truth when he denies the allegation.

Gilly admits that they had sex, but he’ll claim it was consensual.

In an interview with Soaplife about the dramatic plotline, Claire said, “They’re telling the same story but are looking at it from different angles.

“Just who to believe is a very grey area. It will split the village and the viewers.

“It’s what Jacqui believes happened. She agrees she was drunk and kissed Gilly but she didn’t want sex and she’s convinced she was raped.

“She thinks she made it clear to Gilly she didn’t want sex but somehow he didn’t get the message.”

Jacqui will report that alleged rape to police, who arrest and charge Gilly, but he will continue to state that he didn’t rape her.

When asked if she knew how the storyline would end, Claire said, “No. Neither of us do. We don’t know what happened that night.

“We’ve just been told that our characters each think they’re telling the truth.

“[Anthony] and I have talked about it a lot. I even read his scripts to try to work it out. The outcome will be a surprise for both of us.”

The storyline stars on Valentine’s Day at 6.30pm on Channel 4.

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