AARON Sandford raped Amy Barlow after a drunken evening and was exposed in an explosive post on social media.
But in a shocking twist next week on Coronation Street, Amy makes a huge decision to help her parents.
Amy Barlow exposed Aaron Sandford for raping her on social media
But his father immediately struck back
Amy makes a huge decision next week
Amy (played by Elle Mulvaney) struggled for weeks to come to terms with her rape ordeal but after a trip to hospital, she finally realised what Aaron had done to her.
In an attempt to make peace with her pain and bring justice the authorities failed to bring her, Amy exposed the lad in a social media post.
While she had the full support of her parents, Steve McDonald and Tracy Barlow, Amy was immediately issued with a legal threat by Aaron’s father Eric.
Despite what a libel case could cost them, Steve and Tracy (portrayed respectively by Simon Gregson and Kate Ford) have agreed to fight it all the way through.
But finances are growing scarce for the pair and, next week on ITV, Amy suggests she could use her inheritance from her grandmother Deirdre to fund her legal fees.
Steve won’t hear of it, adamant that he and Tracy will find the money.
As Steve discusses the sale of the flower shop flat, Amy feels terrible as this would mean Billy Mayhew, Paul Foreman and her own friend Summer Spellman will lose their home.
Going through the details of the libel case with Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson), Amy feels the pressure, aware her family could lose everything.
Meanwhile, Summer (Harriet Bibby) tears a strip off Aaron, pointing out that because of his failure to admit the truth, Amy and her family are risking everything.
Amy’s worried sick at the thought of Mary Taylor losing her job at the flower shop and Billy, Paul and Summer being made homeless.
Abi Webster (Sally Carman) is then troubled to hear that Steve and Tracy are selling up to do battle with Aaron.
After a heart to heart with Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon), Amy announces she’s going to write a retraction as too many people are suffering.
Amy shows Aaron her written retraction but when he points out that it doesn’t make sense, Amy sees red, telling him it’s hard to make sense of a pack of lies and if he doesn’t like it, he should write it himself and she’ll sign it.
As he struggles to write the retraction, Aaron goes back over that night.
Could he have a crisis of conscience?
Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.
Amy was confronted by Aaron’s father following her post
Her parents promised they’d fight the libel case by her side