The sinister behavior of adolescent Noah Dingle (Jack Downham) has caused widespread concern among Emmerdale viewers, which is understandable.
Charity Dingle and Chris Tate’s gaslighting and obsessive son has been pursuing former love interest Chloe (Jessie Elland) and won’t take no for an answer.
In fact, after being denied the sex and relationship he believes he is entitled to, he has become extremely vengeful.
These are concerning and frightening signs of his understanding of consent – assuming he even understands or is aware of the term at all.
Chloe has made it clear that a relationship isn’t on the cards, but Noah isn’t giving up.
His callous treatment of Amelia (Daisy Campbell), who has a crush on him, is even more shocking.
Amelia, 15, is having her first proper crush, which Noah is taking advantage of.
But he went beyond childless flirting to make another girl jealous – he was willing to sexually assault Amelia when she was underage.
He was going to sleep with her while plying her with drink; a crime that amounted to rape in more ways than one, both due to her inability to consent due to her age and her inebriation.
This evil intent demonstrates Noah’s capabilities, and it puts Amelia and Chloe in a very dangerous situation.
How far will Noah go to get what he wants and demands if he believes Chloe owes him and has no right to reject him?
Daisy recently told Metro.co.uk: ‘I can’t say too much but it is going to be one of my favorite stories in the end.’ Amelia has a lot of things coming up for her, much more than she did before; we’ll see her grow up, and she might get hurt along the way.
‘I consider myself extremely fortunate and grateful to have been given the opportunity to tell this story. I consider myself fortunate whenever they give me something like this. I love that all of the teenagers are collaborating again; it’s great to work with people who are all around the same age.’
Is Noah about to commit rape and forever change people’s lives?
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